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May 6, 2019 - Lufkin, Texas

South Toledo Bend Reservoir is formed by a dam on the Sabine River. The Sabine River forms a border between Louisiana and Texas. Today, we head north before crossing the reservoir. We leave Louisiana and enter Texas. We know we are in Texas because the speed limit is 75 mph. Our goal for today was Rusk, Texas to take a Texas Railroad train ride. At this time of the year the trip starts in Palestine (not Rusk) and only runs on weekends. No train ride. We decide to call it quits in Lufkin, TX. We will be traveling for several days as we make...

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Mar 16, 2015 - Irony

Auf Wiedersehen to Corpus Christi and our new friends. It was still drizzling as we hitched up. We rolled up hundreds of leaves (mesquite?) with our awning. Our routes included 37, 77, 610 bypass, and then 59 (soon to become I69). Along the way, we passed through Odem, home of the Scrappin' Owls, which I found amusing but I think they take fairly seriously. I had one sighting of bluebonnets in the median. I checked my tablet to learn about the Rice Belt as we cruised through that area. And we crossed the San Antonio River one more...

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Mar 7, 2015 - Lufkin, TX

Said goodbye to Galveston and took the 20-25 minute ferry ride over to Port Bolivar. We continued on Hwy 87 to Hwy 124 to FM 1406 to FM 326 to Hwy 69 and into Lufkin KOA. We stayed here to visit Nacogdoches, TX about 20 miles away. Nacogdoches is the oldest town in Texas. Legend has it that the chief of the Caddo Indians, who lived near the Sabine River had twin sons. The chief/father sent one brother three days eastward and one brother three days westward. The one sent westward was called Nacogdoches and the one to the east was called...

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Aug 21, 2012 - Foretravel in Nacogdoches

Lufkin, TX Lufkin RV Resort We had a very good experience at Foretravel Motorcoach in Nacogdoches today. We stopped at their manufacturing facility and went in to the Parts and Service department. What a nice group of people! We ended up talking with a man who has been with the Foretravel company for 30+ years. He had an abundance of knowledge and information and it seemed like he genuinely wanted to help us. We’re having problems with the entry door and a couple of latches on the outside compartments. Ron also wanted to talk with them...

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Aug 20, 2012 - Livingston, TX to Lufkin, TX

Livingston, TX to Lufkin, TX 54 miles We spent last week in Livingston taking care of a few chores. We washed the motorhome, made a couple of minor repairs, and did a few other tasks. The weather was unbearably hot so the outside work was done in the morning and the evenings when the weather was a little more tolerable. Overall we did not care for the town of Livingston in general but the RV park was a pleasant place to catch up on a few things. Today we traveled only a short distance and pulled in to the Lufkin RV Resort about 2pm. We...

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Feb 19, 2009 - Lufkin, Texas

Leaving Fredericksburg, we decided to strike out across the Hill country using state roads to reach Lufkin. We passed thru the most pasture land, say more cattle than you could imagine, went thru Austin, and into Lufkin to visit Chuck's nephew and niece. They have an RV hookup just for us! Really? We had a good visit there, left this morning headed East. Right now we are in a roadside rest area in Louisiana just west of Baton Rouge. There are other RVs here and lots and lots of trucks. Since we are not using the generator now, I don't have...

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Sep 19, 2007 - Day Sixteen - Mesquite, TX to Lufkin, TX

We left Mesquite and headed out....for a little while at least. Our maps and GPS showed a great service road we could take, but as all Nav systems occasionally have outdated info, we discovered after about 5 miles, that this road had shrubs grown over it making it into a trail at best. We turned around and did a little highway instead. Headed for Lufkin, we passed lots of small towns...Grand Saline, Hawkins, Mineola, and Zavella. None we had heard of, but they'll always be in our memories now. At the end of the day, we crossed a bridge and...

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Oct 3, 2003 - Lufkin - Museum of East Texas and City Hall

Our last stop of the day was St. Cyprian's Episcopal Church, where the Museum of East Texas is housed. The Museum of East Texas, which opened under the name “Lufkin Historical and Creative Arts Center” in 1976, was one of a number of Texas museums established in conjunction with the United States Bicentennial. It features temporary and permanent exhibitions on regional history and art. Then we stopped by the City Hall to see their first motorized fire truck. After our visit here, we went to Wal-mart to spend the night in their parking lot....

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