Saturday, September 30, 2006

Lincoln County wars

Thursday we were in Ruidoso New Mexico. Located very near there is the historic town of Lincoln. Many of the building are still as they were back in the 1870's. This is where the famous Lincoln County Wars occurred. Of course the most famous of the people involved was Billy Bonny (Billy the Kid).

Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Post, Texas

Today we drove to Post Texas. The last few days we were at a Corp of Engineers Park just west of Coleman Texas. Camped right on Hords Lake we had a beautiful view of the lake. There was a lot of deer and a animal that we usually only see dead by the road.

Sunday, September 24, 2006

San Antonio

Sat we drove from Kerrville to San Antonio. There we went to the Riverwalk. There is a lot of construction going on down there.

Saturday, September 23, 2006


Yesterday we went to Fredericksburg. It is a small town north of Kerrville with a lot of shops. Had fun sitting on the benches while the wife checked out the stores.

Think today we'll go to San Antonio.

Friday, September 22, 2006


We are now in Kerrville Texas as we drove up from Rockport yesterday. Stopped at Mathis Tx where diesel was $2.35/gal and gas was $2.09. Long time since we have seen it that low.

Monday, September 18, 2006

Raining again

Well it is time to leave this morning for Rockport Texas and it is raining cats and dogs. Usual for the Migets. Don't remember the last time we put the slides in when it was dry. This rain is a fallout from the hurricane that came in over Mexico. Yesterday was a day of football and a lot of frustration as the Chiefs lost again.
Always love hooking up in the rain.

Friday, September 15, 2006

Matagorda Peninsula

Today we drove over to the Matagorda Peninsula. Very unique place. We drove on the beach for about 4 miles up and 4 miles back. Used our 4 wheel drive as the sand was deep in spots. No way a non 4 wheel drive could get where we went. Very few people on the beach though.
Weather is still very hot closed to 92 with 100% humidity. A/C's just can't keep up. There is rain in the forecast so maybe that will cool things off a bit.

Thursday, September 14, 2006

Port Lavaca

We are camped right on the beach at Port Lavaca Texas. We were here 4 years ago and it rained so hard we did not get to enjoy this part of the country. Today we are going to go up to Victoria to the zoo.
Driving through Houston yesterday was a hoot. What fun, but we bypassed the major jam on I10.

Thursday, September 07, 2006

Home in Texas

We arrived back at our home park in Livingston Texas today. Will probably be here for a while as we need to get a bunch of resident stuff done like getting the car and motorhome inspected.
Good thing is gas is $2.35/gal. Hot though, 92 degrees today. Norma is volunteering at the day care center.
I need to get the car and motorhome cleaned up and just relax for a while.
We travelled a lot of miles this spring and summer, all the way from San Diego to Maine and back to Texas. After a while here we will head back to AZ for the winter.

Wednesday, September 06, 2006

Frogmore (Vidalia LA)

Today we took a tour of a cotton farm and gin. Saw a restored farm along with slave quarters from the early 1800's. Even got to pick some cotton. Learned all about how cotton was planted, picked and how it went through the gin process and turned into yarn. Then the tour took us through a modern gin process of cleaning and removing all the seeds. Nothing is wasted and all byproducts are used for something.

The campground we are staying is right on the Mississippi. We have been watching the tugs and barges go up and down the river.


We are in Natchez Mississippi now having complete all 444 miles of the Natchez Trace. A wonderful trip, one on the most enjoyable we have taken. Took us about 2 weeks to see it all. If you are a civil war history buff this a a great adventure and we would highly recommend it.

Monday, September 04, 2006


Friday we drove over to Meridan MS. Did not see much there that interested us.
Sat we went to the Vicksburg National Military Park. This seige of Vicksbury last from May though July during the Civil War. Interesting that here is the only place we have seen statues of Missouri fighting for both the North and the South in the same fight.

Friday, September 01, 2006

On down the trace

Thursday we left Tupelo and drove down the trace to Jackson Mississippi. Saw quite a few deer, buzzards coming down. Strange to see some many buzzards in a group, must have been twenty or so sitting beside the road.
Again, a lot of history at various stops along the way. The Trace is great as it is beautiful, practally no traffic and no billboards. So you can see the countryside as it was many years ago. 444 miles of scenery.


Wed we left the Trace and drove up into lower Tenn to Shiloh. This was one of the most bloody fights of the Civil War. It took all day to see all of the battle field as it is so big. Much of the fight centered around Shiloh church pictured here. It was a sober feeling to be standing on ground that took so many lives that it almost shocked both side into stopping the war. Over 23000 men and boys were killed or injured in the 2 day fight. Then we drove down to Corinth which was the center railhead for the South. There another major fight was held to see who controlled the train lines.