Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Gordonville to Guthrie

This is a retro post from our 2006 travel year.

We spent the 2005 year end holidays at the green Caye RV Park in Dickinson, TX, so we could be with our family for the holiday period. We left Green Caye on Friday, January 20, 2006 and moved to the Village RV Park in Nacogdoches. We spent a couple of days visiting my old haunts in Nacogdoches, then we were ready to move along again.

We did not really have a destination in mind, so we just kept moving along awaiting an inspiration. The next Monday we departed Nacogdoches and moved 285 miles west and north to the Gone Fishin' RV Park in Gordonville, TX. We left Nacogdoches moving west on TX 21 toward Alto, then north on US 69 until we hit I-20 near Lindale. We followed I-20 west to Garland, then went north on US 75 to Sherman. A few miles west on US 82 and a few miles north on FM 901 got us to Gordonville.

The weather was great – cool and sunny. We did not encounter much traffic along the route and the scenery was pleasant to look at as we drove. We tried listening to the radio, but could not find stations with enough range that we could pick up in the motorhome. I suspected we had some kind of antenna problem with our radio. We did have a CD changer, so we listened to some Conway Twitty and Celene Dion as we drove.

We got set up and settled in after a long drive, so we stayed in for the evening. The $10 daily rate at the RV park was perfect for us. The next morning, we drove across Lake Texoma into Oklahoma. It was another great drive in the sunshine at a leisurely pace through the rolling hills. This was the first time we had seen the lake and seeing something new was a real pleasure.

On Thursday, January 26th we left Gordonville moving north on US 377, then west on TX 32 to Marietta. We then got on I-35 north through Oklahoma city and stopped at the Cedar Valley RV Park in Guthrie, OK. It was only 175 miles and a short drive for us at that time in our traveling life. The weather was cool and clear with a moderate wind blowing. The RV was on a golf course, so the grounds were pleasant to see. I saw a lot of birds I was not used to seeing and even spotted a woodpecker who disappeared before I could get my camera out.

We spent the evening visiting with Kathi's brother Carl Clark and his wife Cheryn. We had a good time catching up and reliving some of our past. The next morning the four of us drove to The Lucky Star Casino in Concho, OK. It was about an hours drive each way. Kathi and I recycled our money several times playing old slot machines and Carl won $300 playing blackjack. We had a lot of fun at the casino and then decided to eat at their restaurant for lunch. The food was good also, making it an overall pleasant day in the life of two RV travelers.


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