We awoke to another gorgeous day. Temperature around 46F and the forecasted high was going to be in the high 60’s. While reviewing the college football game schedules for TV a thought came to mind “Why waste this day being inside” go do something you’ve been wanting to do ever since we had all this rain. That was to go to the Lake O’ the Pines to see the COE campgrounds and dam. I asked Sandy to call her Mom to see if she would like to join us. So, follow our outing and the sights we saw. We drove to (click on photos to enlarge)
Where we picked up Mom Alice
We drove down some winding roads
and arrived at
a mallard duck family
notice how high water is it covers a campground
the other side releasing all that rain which explains
why our creeks and lake here are so high
Afterwards we drove to Jefferson, TX about 11
miles east of the lake. Its one of Texas’ most
historic towns. More than 30 structures bare state
historical medallions, many antique shops, bed &
breakfast, and historic home tours.
a very small RV Park down down
Scarlett O’ Hardy’s Gone with the Wind museum features
one of the largest private collection of memorabilia from
the epic story of the Old South.
Then we drove to the Big Cypress Bayou, featuring river
port history of Jefferson. Jefferson became early East Texas
river port of entry. Big Cypress was then (1836-1840)
navigable by steamboats from New Orleans.
On our way back to Lone Star we drove by the following sites:
Old Texaco Station
Historical Marker for worlds first ammonia refrigerant
ice plant (1873)
There were a lot more photos of things we saw on our outing.
Mom Alice said “she really enjoyed her day and sights”. She said as she left the Jeep that prior to today she was having one of those four wall syndrome days. I guess that is the same as cabin fever.
Until next time….MtnAire Travlers.
Oh…. we got back just in time to see Colt McCoy take the knee to end the Red River Rival game. The Horns barley walked away with a win but I’ll take a win anytime. No. 3 Texas 16, No. 20 Oklahoma 13.
I also feel Sandy and I won today as we certainly made one dear lady's day as well.