Today, August 7, 2016, is the first birthday of GoingGonzoRV and @Ironman_Tempo and the first anniversary of our liberation from “Normal“. One year, two RVs and over 10,000 miles ago today we began our wandering journey. While we are hoping for many, many more adventures, our experiences this year were nothing less than spectacular…and challenging. Continue reading
I often get asked the question “Are you retired?” Probably because, like many of you, I show the outside world what I want them to see and it may not always be reflective of the total reality of my life. I give you a glimpse of the fun part! Continue reading
The Chickasaw National Recreation Area is located near Sulphur, Oklahoma Between Interstate 35 and State Highway 177, South of Highway 7. We camped in Section C of the Buckhorn Campground located on the South Eastern end of the Lake of the Arbuckles. This 10,000 acre recreation area was established by the US government in 1902 with the cooperation of the Chickasaw Nation. Improvements were made by the depression era Civilian Conservation Corps program.
Petit Jean State Park, Arkansas is among my favorite state parks we have experienced to date. Located in the Ouachita mountains, south of I-40 near Conway, Petit Jean (pronounced “Petty Jean” by locals) is a sprawling expanse of goodness consisting of great campgrounds, endless hiking trails and unforgettable scenery. Continue reading
“Livin’ Livingston” – Review of Lake Livingston State Park (with a twist)
Tempo and I like to take advantage of every opportunity to escape our city lives and work remotely from our rig. Preferably at a scenic spot away from people. Once again we were able to point The Whip south and head out of town on a Monday afternoon, our work duties complete for the day. Our destination; Lake Livingston State Park. We would be “Livin’ Livingston” for the week! This stunningly beautiful lake is located in the Piney Woods, East of I-45 near Huntsville, TX. We made our obligatory overnight stop at a Walmart in Madisonville, Texas and drove on to Lake Livingston the next morning. Continue reading
We sailed into the night on a dark and cold Monday docking at our second favorite hotel chain, Walmart, after only a few hours driving. Ironman and Tempo, AussieOne and Big Red, and a new addition, Griz (short for Grizabella – think “Cats”). Opportunity had knocked allowing us to unexpectedly escape our ordinary lives for a six-day work-play trip to Galveston. I was going home to the place of my birth.
The sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in its nets of wonder forever ~ Jacques Yves Cousteau
Tempo and I work full time. But we also travel a lot (logging 6,000 miles in the last six months or so), often managing to get away in The Whip for a week (or longer) at a time. For the times when we don’t have the band-width for a long get away, Eisenhower State Park, Texas is an ideal destination for us to have a quick, long week-end camping trip.