2012~2013
RV Trips

2012


8) Daisy State Park on Lake Greeson in Kirby, Arkansas (from 11-9 to 11-13) with four other couples ~ It was a beautiful time of year in this neck of the woods! I wrote two blogs posts about this trip and you can read them here:  Part 1 and Part 2

7) Rio Raft RV Resort on the Guadalupe River in New Braunfels, Texas (from 10-18 to 10-21) with my brother-in law and sister-in-law (Jack & Middy) ~ We visited the Alamo, wandered the wonderful San Antonio Riverwalk and roamed historic Gruene, Texas. Two links to my blogs posts are here:  Part 1 and Part 2

6) Gulf Waters RV Resort in Port Aransas, Texas (from 10-5 to 10-9) with three other couples ~ This RV Resort is beautifully landscaped and right by the beach. A link to my blog post is here.


5) Dellanera RV Park in Galveston, Texas (from 8-22 to 8-26) with my sister Jeanne who was visiting from Indiana.  The RV park is located on the beach so access is awesome, however, the park is basically a parking lot.  A link to my blog post is here.

4) Johnson Creek Camp @ Lake O' The Pines in the Piney Woods of East Texas (from 7-26 to 7-29) with three couples, one young adult and two teens ~ We went into Jefferson, Texas, toured Caddo Lake and ate at an excellent fish restaurant out in the boonies during this trip. Here are the links to my three blog posts:  Part 1Part 2 and Part 3.

3) Jellystone Park in Burleson, Texas (7-14-12 for one night only) For one day and night with our grandsons, Preston 13 and Triston 8 ~ They swam at Pirates Cove and had a grand time! A link to my blog post is here but there aren't any pictures of Jellystone Park.  Whoops!

2) Juniper Creek West on Lake Texoma, Texas (6-10-12 for one night only) Moved from Winstar the night before to another location close to home. This is a Corp of Engineers park. The pictures in the link above are nothing like the RV sites. They are paved and very nice but be sure to get the West side and not East. It is a very small park though. A link to my blog post is here.

1) Winstar World Casino RV Park in Thackerville, Oklahoma (6-9-12 for one night only). We were anxious to go somewhere in our new RV and this was less than an hour from home. The RV park is very new so trees are newly planted and small but the park is full of pull-through sites and very nice. A new pool was about to open too. A bus runs from the RV park to the casino 24/7 every 15 minutes.   


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2013

9) Buckhorn Campground, Sulphur, Oklahoma, a part of the Chickasaw National Recreation Area, National Park Service, Oklahoma (from 11-08-13 to 11-11-13) ~ This park was delightfully painted with the spectacular colors of Autumn.  Trees abound so the ground was full of leaves, and the weather was not too bad. We had some chilly evenings and days but we also had some warm, lovely weather. Sulphur is the only town nearby. It's small but big enough to have essentials. There's a Walmart which is a place our group usually always seeks out during a trip! The downtown area has some nice little shops. We didn't discover them until we were about to leave so exploring them will be done another time. For us, this park is two hours from home so it's a wonderful getaway! My blog post is here.



8) Rio Raft RV Resort on the Guadalupe River in New Braunfels, Texas (from 10-11 to 10-14) ~ We were scheduled to go to Buckhorn Campground in Sulphur, OK but it was closed due to a government shutdown. Instead, we opted to go back to Rio Raft Resort (#7 below). This time my sister Linda went with us, and we met our friends Joe and Linda there. On Friday, we visited the San Antonio River Walk. Saturday and Sunday were spent in historic Gruene, Texas. These are always fun places to visit. My blog post is here.


7)  Gregory E. Moore RV Resort in the Topsail Hill Preserve State Park in Santa Rosa Beach, Florida (from 9-1 to 9-7) ~ This is a beautiful park full of tall trees and lovely foliage that separates each site. The park offers over 160 sites and the roads within it are spacious. The Resort includes cute cabins and cottages that look like a comfy, little place to settle in for non-RVers.  

An hourly resort shuttle is available to transport visitors to and from the beach but there is only one location so if your site is on the other side of the park, it can be a quite haul with all your beach necessities. We did not see where you could drive to the shuttle because there is no place to park when you get there.  In addition, when the shuttle drops you off at the beach, it's a good walk to a spot by the ocean.  

We opted to drive to a beach a few miles down the road (turn right out of the park). It offered easy, close access, and was a beautiful, white beach!  Quite frankly, we all thought it was much better than the beach at the park.

Beach aside, we really loved this RV Resort! It offers biking, hiking, shuffleboard, entertainment, a store, and more. In addition, it's in close proximity to Destin, lots of shopping and excellent restaurants. I highly recommend Pompano Joe's for seafood!  It is necessary to book this RV park at least six months in advance because it is highly sought after and rightfully so.  


6)  Grand Gulf Military State Park in Port Gibson, Mississippi (8-31--one night only) ~ We spent one night here on our way to Florida. It was a pretty park with lots of see. The park offers upper and lower area RV spots.  We opted for the lower area and were very pleased because we were under a beautiful tree. In fact, the lower area has many trees while the upper area doesn't have many at all. My blog post is here.  

5) Bonham State Park in Bonham, Texas (from 7-31 to 8-4) ~ We returned to this cute little State Park with two of my sisters--Jeanne (visiting from Indiana) and Linda. It was just us girls for a few days and then hubbys joined us. we had a great time! My blog post is here.

4) Cedron Creek Park on Lake Whitney, Texas (from 7-4 to 7-7) ~ This was a nice campground and the lake is quite pleasant for boating because it's not crammed full of boats. Our grandsons, Preston and Triston, went with us. We all rode bicycles every morning and evening. There aren't any bike trails but the roads were great for peddling about. My blog post is here. 

3) Bonham State Park in Bonham, Texas (from 6-15 to 6-17 ~ Oh, what a quaint little spot!  It's one of the smallest state parks in Texas with only 14 RV spots. A little lake for fishing and swimming is surrounded by trees where 11 miles of hiking and biking trails can be found.  My blog post is here.

2) Lakeside Campground on Lake Texoma in Oklahoma (5-24 to 5-27) ~ We liked this park because it's only 70 miles from home, however, our campsite had a lot of little stickers! Not the kind that hurt but they stick to everything. I don't know if the entire campground is stickered up but our campsite was full of them.  My blog post is here but only a few pictures and none of them are of the park.

1) By the River RV Park & Campground (from 4-11 to 4-14) on the Guadalupe River in Kerrville, Texas with three other couples ~ We shopped and ate in Fredericksburg (a quaint, wonderful town) and visited fun Luckenbach which just so happened to be hosting a music fest that weekend!  You can read my blog post here.  






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