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Sep 24, 2015 - Inks Lake State Park

Driving through Texas. When you are moving from northwest to southeast, it sure is a long drive. Today we are on the shores of Inks Lake State Park, in a very nice site with 50A power and good water. Nice to have power to run both air conditioners since it is hot, back in mid 90's. We enjoyed the drive along very good Texas highways today. Very little traffic and smooth roads and cheap gas. We found gas at $1.68/gal in Comanche. Why is there such a variation in prices? Ten miles around Comanche, gas was $2.15 - $2.19. We appreciated the...

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Sep 3, 2015 - Burnet, TX - Our last stop

After taking Rocky for a final walk on Lake Nasworthy, we headed out for our 3 hour drive to Burnet. Our drive was through Texas’ Hill Country. We were on U.S. and Texas highways for the entire drive and it really was beautiful. It’s nice to be back near our home and the beautiful Texas views. We arrived at Red Chief RV Park around 1:30 and boy, was it hot! Welcome home! The RV park is right on Lake Buchanan and the views are very pretty. Rocky and I took a walk down to the lake’s edge while Jay set up the RV. I managed to find a place for...

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May 29, 2012 - Back to Marble Falls

We decided to go back to Marble Falls before we picked up the motor home. We needed to rule it out or add to our list of choices for our next home. Turns out we liked a town just down the road a little better. Marble Falls is very touristy. Charles liked it because it had a Walmart, Home Depot, etc. It only has 6K people and everyone that lives there works in a tourism job. The city explodes with people between April and November. About 10 miles down the road is Burnet. It also has 6K people. Most of the people that live there travel to...

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Apr 15, 2007 - Burnet..... The Bluebonnet Capital of Texas

Burrrrrr. From 83 degrees sown to 40 degrees just like that. The temp wouldn't have been so bad but the wind was another story. It was really bad but what are ya gonna do? We came there to see the bluebonnets and the town of Burnet which is about 70 miles from us is the Blue Bonnet Capital of Texas. This weekend is their Bluebonnet festival and we weren't going to miss it. So outfitted in sweatshirts and jackets we drove one route going to Burnet. We passed the Johnson Ranch (LBJ) and Johnson City . We finally found a nice bakery in the...

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Trip Journal

The Beginning

Mar 28, 2001 - Canyon of the Eagles - Rattlesnake Point Trail and Vanishing Texas River Cruise

After a short hike on the Rattlesnake Point Trail, I joined the Vanishing Texas River Cruise on Lake Buchanan. I bought a box lunch. After dinner tonight, I went to the Eagles Nest to hear Doug and Shoogie sing. They entertain here frequently. Ed Low first visualized the Vanishing Texas River Cruise in 1981. He teamed up with Daniel Boren and Capt. Shawn Devaney. Shawn eventually bought the business from Ed in 1999. Shawn continues to operate Vanishing Texas River Cruise and his wife Michelle runs the operations at the Longhorn Caverns...

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Mar 27, 2001 - Lake Buchanan - Canyon of the Eagles

This afternoon I drove up the east side of Lake Buchanan to Canyon of the Eagles, where I would spend several nights. It is a beautiful park with cabins, RV sites, nature trails, a nice restaurant, club house and easy access to the lake. There was a Lutheran RV group in the park attending a convention. They travel around the country building and repairing churches, schools, etc. Canyon of the Eagles is aptly named for the American Bald Eagles that frequent it. It had one flaw that was very annoying to RVers; it was almost impossible to...

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