Texas is a really big state. We have several friends who live here, and originally I thought we could make a couple stops and see all of them. Uh, no.....
With our delay in Louisiana there are a couple we won't get to see this time :-( The first stop is to visit two sisters we went to school with.
Our Monday morning drive is much warmer than the last one. Bill finds us a route off the Interstate so we can enjoy more of the Texas countryside.
Barefoot Bay Marina RV Park is on Lake Bob Sandlin in the northeast section of the state. I know our site number, but there are no signs so I make two loops before finding it near the highway. Normally not a problem but the interior roads are horrible, rutted, full of holes, steeply sloped - the worst we've encountered. Mostly seasonals, not well-maintained, but it was voted best campground in northeast Texas for 2016 so I'm sure it's fine for our two nights.
|Space 40, Barefoot Bay Marina|
|Several sites on the water|
|David and Paula - aren't they so cute?|
After a couple hours hanging out back at our place, they take us for a ride around the lake, sharing history and stories. Both Paula and Pam were born in Pittsburg and are fourth generation. It's always great to see an area through eyes who have known it so long.
|Pam and Bobby Joe - we had a great visit|
|We stop at this pretty little church - Reeves Chapel United Methodist|
|Grandpa is buried in the cemetery next door, not pictured.|
|It feels like Texas here.|
|We return as the sun sets on the lake.|
Quinlan, Texas is the home of our friend Mike. He was Bill's first friend when he moved to Eagle Mountain - 51 years ago! He's working so we plan to see him the next day.
Sunset Resort is another lakefront location, this one on Lake Tawakoni. A nice park in the trees, it's a snug fit, but our back yard is lovely. FHUs with 50 amp, no table, no fire pit, level dirt.
Mike comes to visit Thursday morning before we go meet his girlfriend, Marlena. After a very yummy lunch in nearby Wills Point, the four of us return to our sweet spot on the lake. Mike lives just down the road, also near the lake, but his pups are not "particularly friendly", so our place it is!
Another great visit - we just love Mike. And Marlena is wonderful. We look forward to seeing both of them again.
|It's so nice to have a couple warm days to enjoy our sitting area with Mike and Marlena|
|With a wonderful water view|
|The girls take a little walk|
|A subtle Lake Tawakoni sunset|