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Jun 18, 2018 - A really long day

Today we headed north to Shreveport, La to drop Peter off at the airport so he can fly to Alabama for a meeting. Getting in and out of the airport was as easy as could be. Then it was off to Jacksboro, Texas which is on the western side of Dallas. We did not want to drive through Dallas so we plotted a rout around the northern side of Dallas. The only problem was it added a ton of time to our trip. But we avoided bad traffic and saw some of the prosperous suburbs of Dallas. Huge houses in the $400,000 to $600,000 price range on the smallest...

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Apr 14, 2015 - Jacksboro Texas

The sun rises from the east on this wonderful morning with us preparing for our next leg of this journey. The time has come that we will start our journey heading north from the southern area of Texas. Our stay here in San Antonio was another great experience for us to embrace. Yesterday we were called “Winter Texans” and “Snow Birds”, which I feel is a complement to our many years of waiting to travel on this schedule, no schedule. It has been a great adventure to visit all the different areas of this great country, the people we have met...

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2015 Westward Ho

Apr 1, 2011 - Happy Birthday Mary!

Jacksboro has a population of 4,300 people, the elementary, middle and high schools are brand new showpieces other a Dollar General and Freds Friendly Market Dollar plus a couple of really nice banks this place is a bust, oh did I mention that there is a lot of oil around here. Fort Richardson is a partialy restored fort that was only in operation from 1867 too 1878. Today is Marys birthday so we were going to go out for dinner but after taking alook at the cafe we decided to wait until we get to Lawton, Ok. We are in bad need doing up our...

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Mar 31, 2011 - Where's The Cafe?

Got an early start this morning, we left the park about 8:30AM. Our route took us on I-37/HWY 281 right through mid town San Antonio that has a population of 1.3 million people on a Thursday morning and the traffic was what I would call as light. Found an Exxon station just north of San Antonio with desiel for $3.789 so I pulled in to top off and was pleased to see that we got 9.4MPG coming up from Mission. Today was a 291 mile drive from the heavily wooded hill country of San Antonio through some agricultual areas too less wooded country...

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May 24, 2005 - Jacksboro, Texas and Fort Richardson

Ft Richardson is located right on the edge of Jacksboro, Texas city limits. The entrance is nice with a visitor center sitting on the edge of an old rock quarry for visitors to stop, pay entrance fee and camping fees, and if they want walk around the quarry which is full of water. There were several fishing the day we were there. Driving into the fort we wound around through a variety of vegetation, along and across a creek, past the fort buildings and ruins and into the camping area. Of course there were no pull through sites so I had to...

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