Miss Ellies RV Park, Waskom, TX

We arrived in Waskom, TX at 9 p.m. The campground we chose was right off the interstate, very convenient for a one night stay. The sites were full hook-up, which was also very convenient since we hadn’t dumped in Tickfaw.




When Jacob told me not dumping in Tickfaw was his plan, I told him about the time my family went camping with 2 other families. It was a far trip and since we all live close to one another we traveled caravan style with talkie-talkies. My dad is known to drive slow, 60 mph no matter what (you get better mpg, ain’t nothin’wrong wit dat!), so he was in the middle so that he wouldn’t get left behind. Somewhere along the way an eighteen-wheeler blew out a tire. The first truck swerved out of the way but our camper hit a piece of the tire. Immediately after we hear, “hey, what the hell, there’s blue all over our windshield!” There were some obscenities and what not, haha you’d have to know him…doesn’t finish a sentence without a curse word! LOL, oh good times! Anyway, the tire busted our sewer tank and the blue stuff was the chemicals you put in it to reduce the smell (blah) and keep it clean.
All I was thinking the 5.5 hour drive to Waskom was it wouldn’t just be blue chemical!
Jacob said, “It’ll be alright” in his cajun drawl. And it was.

On the way we stopped at Cracker Barrel for dinner. It was either that, McDonalds, or Burger King. I am always disappointed in the food here, it is consistently disgusting, yet I always give them the benefit of my doubt….stupid girl! I love everything inside the store though and it smells lovely in there! It gives me delusions of great expectations, I suppose. So this is where the experience took a turn….I ordered steak, what?!? Yeah, a freaking steak at Cracker Barrel! What’s wrong with me! Well, what happened was…we sat in the middle of 2 seperate tables both of which were eating steak with a baked potato and side salad that looked delicious. You know when you’re hungry, or hangry, and you see something yummy and the voice inside of you says, “GIVE IT TOO ME, SEYMORE!” Well that’s what happened and looks are very deceiving! I’m pretty sure it was microwaved, is that legal? AND to top it off they ran out of baked potatoes! At 6 pm, really? The side house salad was very good. (you should always say something nice to balance out the negative)
Why didn’t I just order something simple like chicken-n-dumplings? We should have gone to McDonalds, a phrase that never comes out of my mouth! We’ll make a ham sammich before we stop at Cracker Barrel next time.

Now we’re driving to our next 1 night stop, Lake Arrowhead State Park in Wichita Falls, TX while listening to A Game of Thrones.

Day 36 through 38- Big Texas & Wedding #2

Everything is bigger in Texas, because Texas is freaking huge…things have to be bigger here or they will appear freakishly small or just unnoticeable.
That being said, it took forever to get to Houston, jeeze louise that state is just too big! Thankfully we have been listening to a great audiobook which kept both of us focused on the drive ahead.

That’s the book. It was only $5, a monthly deal on itunes, so I thought it was going to be horrible and too nerdy based on a review but it wasn’t, it was great!
If you are a child of the late 80’s &/or like that times movies, music, video games and tv then you will like this book. It’s basically a homage to 1980’s trivia.
This audiobook was read by Will Wheaton, which we both thought was hilarious and a totally appropriate choice! If you don’t know who he is he was Gordie in “Stand By Me.” I love that movie!!! Jacob has only recently been introduced to him as the archenemy of Sheldon on “The Big Bang Theory” later to become his best friend.

So now we’re in Texas. Shout out to all the Texas residents reading along, LOL!
The main reason for our journey in to this desert state is for a wedding…not just any wedding, but that of one of my, Aimee, best friends in the whole world, Katheryn Meek soon to be Mrs. Danny Ward!
Jacob and I love weddings, because of the dancing, and we can’t wait for the party to being!
We tried to find a campground as close to the venues as possible. We are staying in West Houston near Katy at West Lake RV Resort. I forgot to get a picture of the sign, oops!

All the sites are paved with plenty of room for parking. I would not consider this “camping,” I’m not crazy, but sometimes you have to stay in a city and when you do you want a place like this. There are really fantastic amenities here including; an exercise room with pool table, complementary ice machine, popcorn, and coffee, a large patio with gas grill, rocking chairs, and a gas fire-pit, large swimming pool with tanning ledge, area for laps, and hot tub. The showers were the best I have had the entire trip, I forgot to tell Jacob that…it was like a massage! He always showers in the camper, arguing “we have a great shower, why won’t I use it?” I like more pressure when I can get it, so before I shower in the camper I like to see what the showers look/feel like in the bathhouses. These were amazing!

They also have a dog walking area and a dog washing station.
We stayed here for 3 relaxing nights. We had a routine, each morning we woke up, walked Roux, exercised for an hour, then went for a swim…I can’t wait for the day when I will be able to do all of that at my own house! Maybe in 10 years, we’ll see, fingers crossed.
We even got our camper washed and waxed!
We really enjoyed our stay at this resort and since we have so many friends and family residing in the area will definitely be returning.

Day 35 – Millwood State Park, AR

Memphis was our last “new” stop for us, as far as exploring places we have never been before. Now we are on the home stretch, sigh….it’s very upsetting when your vacation is almost over.
Our next stop after Memphis is Millwood State Park in Arkansas.

This park is on a pretty big lake with good fishing, according to the internet. All the sites are well shaded with paved camper parking and roads. We arrived around 3pm. We set up the camper and we road our bikes around the park for a while until dinner time. Then we collected some firewood and made the best and last camp fire of the trip. 😦







We enjoyed our last roasted hotdogs over the campfire.
This will be the last stop before we are back in the city. Next stop Houston, TX.
We spent the night savoring the amazing smells, sounds, and sights of camping in the woods.
We are not sure when or where our next camping trip will be…..but we’ve started planning our next BIG road trip already!