We briefly considered staying in Haskell for a few days but it wasn't too scenic where we were & we felt we could find a better spot further east so without further ado, we rolled out of Haskell around 8 a.m. being followed closely by that old northwest blustery tailwind. Only this morning the wind was more northerly than westerly so that meant we had a tricky crosswind trying to flip us off the highway into the Gulf of Mexico many hundreds of miles to the south. No slacking off to-day, no putting the rig on automatic pilot & getting up & walking back for a peanut butter sandwich.
The pleasant driving ease of highway 380 comes to a confusing & congested end about Jacksboro. From there to where it ends at I-30 in Greenville the highway is a mosh of endless jarring traffic lights,(must be over a ka-zillion million) heavy traffic, construction, easy to miss turns, & in general, just a big bad piece of road that should be avoided!!!! It was actually a treat to get on I-30.
Stopped in Sulphur Springs for a bite to eat & then headed east a few more miles before pulling off I-30 again in Mount Vernon & heading southeast for about 10 miles to a place we had seen on the map. A year ago we had stayed at Bob Sandlin State Park in this are for one night on our way home. Noticed a county park near Bob Sandlin so decided to check it out because it was a bit cheaper to stay. We sure lucked out because Walleye Park on Cyprus Lake is a beautiful place. Tall pine trees just like home & we found a spot about 20 feet from the lake. And the best part............... we're the only one's here again. Yaaaaaaaaaaaaay:)) Heard a loon on the lake & saw a white egret. Small waves lapping at the shore & the site even has a small dock. Someone across the lake had a campfire going so there was a great wood smoke smell in the air. Sooooo nice to end a long rough driving day by sitting quietly on the pine forested shores of such a beautiful & picturesque lake. About 75F to-day.
And then there was the sunset:)) OUR PHOTO ALBUMS http://picasaweb.google.com/stargeezerguy/
Weather is going into the dumpster to-morrow for a couple of days so we may stay here until Saturday or Sunday before moving further east. However, if the weather doesn't smarten up in Ontario soon, we may still be here well into June!!
Noticed Max walking without a limp to-night for the first time in nearly a month. Yaaaaay Max!!