2014~2015
RV Trips

2014


5) Lakeview RV Resort in Houston, TX (11-13 to 11-16) ~ Our purpose for being in Houston was to visit relatives and attend the Nutcracker Market.  Oh, what a wonderful event!  The RV park is situated in the city and the office staff seemed friendly.  We were on the go and didn't spend much time at the RV park but we had a very nice weekend in Houston! 

4) Buckhorn Campground in Sulphur, OK (from 10-11 to 10-13) with our grandsons, Preston & Triston and a group from hubby's work.  Always a good place to camp and relax.  See #1 below for more info.


3) Nashville KOA Camp, Nashville, TN (from 5-21 to 5-25) ~ We anchored here for the sole purpose of attending our niece's wedding in Nashville.  The sites are close together but served our purpose since we were mostly on the go attending various wedding events.  We love Nashville!


2)  Rocky Creek Park on Somerville Lake, TX (from 3-27 to 3-30) ~ We really liked this park!  Due to drought the lake is quite a distance from where it should be, and tall, tan grassy reeds stand in it's place but we didn't mind. Even though we were not yet into summer, there were quite a bugs flying about our RV door in the evenings leading us to wonder if mosquitos are relentless during the summer.  It had been a little warm there, and we did have one day in the lower 80's so you never know.  We don't want to find out though so we won't go back in the summer if we can help it.  


Nevertheless, the sites were quite spacious and we enjoyed it!  Our reason for camping there was to attend the popular Round Top Antiques Fair.  To me, it is not aptly named.  I think it's more like a giant and awesome flea market!  We definitely want to attend the Fair again but in the Fall next time!  You can read my blog post here.  


1) Buckhorn Campground in Sulphur, Oklahoma (from 3-14 to 3-16) ~ It's part of the Chickasaw National Recreation Area, National Park Service, Oklahoma. We learned on our November 2013 trip to this park that it is not owned by the Chickasaw Nation but named after them.

We finished up last year's RV season at beautiful Buckhorn, and started this year at Buckhorn too. The weather was not our friend this time--we had a cold rainy day on Saturday but visited some of the stores in downtown Sulphur.  They're few and far between too. Empty storefronts abound, and it's a rather sad little downtown. We did discover the casino and breezed through it to take a look. It is very small!  The rest of the day was spent in the RV watching movies.  All in all, it was a very nice day.  The next morning, we went to breakfast with most of the others in our group before heading out.  It was even colder and snow was possible in the afternoon. We didn't take pictures this time but you can view pictures from our last visit here.  Since there aren't any pics this trip, I will note that the others in our group were:  Joe & Linda, Rick & Carrie, Kenneth & Linda, Ron & Debbie, and Paul, Tara & Dalton.  

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2015

6) Riveredge RV Park in Pigeon Forge, TN (5-18 to 5-23) ~ Can you say "sardines?" I ask because we were crammed into this park like a can of sardines! The location is great because it's at the far end of Pigeon Forge just before where you begin the pretty 7-mile trek to Gatlinburg.  


This is one of our favorite areas to visit.  Between, Pigeon Forge, Gatlinburg and the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, there is beyond plenty to do!  We enjoyed it so much, we're going back next year.



To see the blog posts, click here and here and here.

5) Spring Lake RV Resort in Crossville, TN (5-17 to 5-18) ~ This little park is cute as a button!  The lake is small and the campsites surround it.  They're plenty spacious, cozy and the grounds are well kept.  We loved this little spot and wished we were staying more than one night!  


The blog post is here as well as SOME of #6 above. 


4) Circle E Guest Ranch in the Cumberland Mountains of Belvidere, TN (5-12 to 5-17) ~ This was an unusual camping spot for us because this ranch is for horse riding.  My sister Sue, her hubby Randy, and a group of their friends, were camped here to ride their horses on the many scenic trails.  


We camped on dirt but it didnt seem to be a problem since the weather was dry. It was a very enjoyable stay!  While everyone rode horses during the day, Geo and I drove into Chattanooga to explore.  The Tennessee Aquarium and Rock City were two of our journeys. One day when the group took a break from riding, we all toured the Jack Daniels Distillery in Lynchburg, TN. 



Click here for the Circle E blog post.

3) Montgomery Bell State Park in Dickson, TN (5-10 to 5-12) ~ This was our first stop on a two-week trip to Tennessee, and mainly to visit with hubby's bro Jack and his wife Middy.  They joined us at the campsite where we hiked and visited.  As always, it was great fun but, of course, much too short!


This SP is a bit tight but we didn't care since our purpose was a good visit with family. Please note that the tent campers are not confined to any particular area.  We came home from a trip to town, and a tent was set up between the RV behind us but closer to us.   


Click here to see my blog post as well as #4 above, the Circle E. Guest Ranch.


2) Lake Catherine State Park near Hot Springs, Arkansas (8-13 to 8-17) ~ This park is wonderful!  The sites are spacious with plenty of room in between, and tall, delightful trees abound!  It provides full hookups--water, sewer, electric but no cable.  We were able to get four or five channels.  The park is approximately 15 minutes from Hot Springs and a pretty golf course sits right outside the park. I assume it's open to the public but I am not certain. 

Our group went into Hot Springs one day and rented a pontoon another day to cruise around the lake. It's not a big lake but it was quite an enjoyable time nonetheless. 

This is the second Arkansas State Park we've been to and we are quite impressed with their beauty and accommodations. I see trips to additional Ark Parks in our future!

Click here to go to my blog post about the area and pictures.

1) Purtis Creek State Park in Eustace, Texas (4-30 to 5-3) ~ We stayed at Purtis Creek State Park so we could visit First Monday Trade Days in Canton, Texas. All sites in the park are heavily wooded which we loved and it was a very pleasant stay! The park has a couple little docks and we hear that it's a great place to fish. We rode our bikes around the park with ease because it's mostly flat. I liked that and needed that because I hadn't ridden in awhile. Bike trails are in the park but we didn't explore them because riding on the roads was great!

We spent a day and a half at First Monday Trade Days too which is beyond huge. If you want to take your time and go through it all, you can easily spend several days. This is a Don't Miss Flea Market for anyone who loves flea markets! In fact, I saw on HGTV's Flea Market Flip that it's the oldest one in the country. I cannot wait to go back. We had perfect weather for it and will wait for similar weather to return.

Click here to go to my blog post.

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