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Kayaking around Martin Dies Jr.

On Tuesday, we rented kayaks at Martin Dies Jr. State Park and went kayaking. We did 5 miles of paddling in the lake and around the island that contained our campsite. Wow, what a great place to kayak. The pictures don’t do it justice.

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Texas and New Orleans

We finished out last week at Camp Caravan RV Park. A well run park outside of Waco. Great location and we will return to the area.

On Monday, we traveled to Martin Dies Jr. State Park outside of Jasper, Texas. We met up with our good friend, Al Jordan, who was staying close by. What a great state park with lots of cypress and magnolia trees. Highly recommend this park. We kayaked 5 miles along the Paddling Trails. and hiked. Kelly even played pickleball with Al.

Pam and I hiked the Slough Trail which features 16 Bridges. We actually counted 17.

On Thursday, we left Texas, and headed to New Orleans where we stayed at the French Quarter RV Resort. This is a well run park right outside of the French Quarter. In fact, it is a quick 5 – 10 minute walk. Although very expensive ($120/night), the location was worth it.

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Waco Mammoth National Monument

While in Waco, we visited the Mammoth National Monument. On a spring day in 1978, Paul Barron and Eddie Bufkin embarked on a search for arrowheads and fossils near the Bosque River. To their surprise, the men stumbled upon a large bone eroding out of a ravine. This ended up being a huge discovery of Columbian Mammoths.

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Magnolia Market in Waco

On Saturday, we took a shot drive to Waco Texas.

Our primary purpose was to visit the Magnolia Market in Waco. Pam loved the shopping and the entire atmosphere. It’s a great tourist opportunity, but also a great gathering place for the locals. Everything is done right and picture perfect. Food Trucks, Sweat Tea and Cup Cakes.

Pam wrote a personal note to Jo and Chip in the guest book.

We had lunch at The Backyard. Very good barbeque and nice atmosphere. Huge stage in the backyard; the music must be great on the weekend.

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Isla Blanca RV Park

On January 1st, we moved into the Isla Blanca RV County park. We are in site C389 an it is cheap at $20/day with full hookups. Nice park.

Our friends Barry and Sue have been delayed in coming down to South Padre, so they offered us their rental unit. It has been a pleasure to stay in the 2 bedroom townhouse for a week. Billy is loving it.

This week, we went to Mexico – a 1 hour drive away. Thanks to our tour guides Bob and Ranae Davis. It was a fun day of shopping and lunch. We would go back. It cost $2 to park all day on the US side. $1 per person to walk over the international bridge and 25 cents to come back into America.

Kelly golfed with Bob at SPI Golf Club. It was beautiful day and Kelly’s back did great.

Lots of walks and bike rides on the beach. Great weather with gorgeous Sunsets and Sunrises. Highly recommended.

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