EPDM Coatings
rvupgradestore.com Composet Products Custom Yacht Interiors

Author Topic: Texas Gulf Coast to Maine  (Read 18371 times)

Billy Bob

  • ---
  • Posts: 226
Re: Texas Gulf Coast to Maine
« Reply #30 on: September 06, 2012, 03:01:19 PM »
Ed Good to hear that your RV is repaired and ready to go. We watched Sgt York on TV not too long ago, I think you can still get it at some of the video stores.

Billy Bob

  • ---
  • Posts: 226
Re: Texas Gulf Coast to Maine
« Reply #31 on: September 06, 2012, 03:19:17 PM »
Aug 9th well we gave been here at Fox Inn now for 3 nights, hope to get a call from the Ford Dealer today, they had to get some parts in before they could finish the brakes.
Ford called about noon and said our truck was ready, so we were able to leave by 1pm. We called and got res at Levi Jackson SP in London,Kentucky Three days later than planned, but hay we are retired and on our way again . Shouldn't have any trouble making camp before dark.   

Billy Bob

  • ---
  • Posts: 226
Re: Texas Gulf Coast to Maine
« Reply #32 on: September 06, 2012, 08:19:28 PM »
Still Aug 9Th we got to Leiv Jackson SP early evening So decided to check out the  Old Mc Hargkues Mill at the entrance to the park. Sign said Library of Millstones and they have a good collection of millstones, a pond and a Old Rock Millhouse. Interesting place stop and check out if in the area

Billy Bob

  • ---
  • Posts: 226
Re: Texas Gulf Coast to Maine
« Reply #33 on: September 07, 2012, 03:16:02 PM »
The Levi Jackson SP Kentucky this park is nice FHU, Large sites, hiking trails just a very pretty park. A good place to stay while touring the area. We plan to be here 3 nights 9,10 & 11th. Good place to camp while touring the area we would stay here again.

Billy Bob

  • ---
  • Posts: 226
Re: Texas Gulf Coast to Maine
« Reply #34 on: September 10, 2012, 06:50:02 PM »
Aug 10th Levi Jackson S P First todayi we drove to Shakertown at Pleasant Hill, Ken., lots to do Carpenters Shop, Craft Stores etz. They have horse drawn wagon rides if you want to ride. We just walked around, shopped & took pictures, interesting place to spend a day or a few hours. We were only there for about 2 hours.
We want to visit a couple of near by state parks if we have time.

Billy Bob

  • ---
  • Posts: 226
Re: Texas Gulf Coast to Maine
« Reply #35 on: September 10, 2012, 07:16:20 PM »
Aug 10th 2011 We toured Cumberland Falls State Resort Park. Cumberland is a beautiful park, a lot of water coming over the falls. They have a nice lodge, campgrounds with hookups, a campground along the river if your Rv isn't too big. Very nice Park I would stay here. We also toured General Burnside S P. they have a very nice camping area with hookups and a good looking Golf course if you are into to golf this would be a great park. I would stay here also. Maybe next time we are in this area we can camp for a few days in both parks.

Billy Bob

  • ---
  • Posts: 226
Re: Texas Gulf Coast to Maine
« Reply #36 on: September 10, 2012, 10:30:12 PM »
Aug 11 Another day touring the area fm Leiv Jackson SP. First to Culmberland Gap Nat. Historic Park. The visitor center was an interesting stop don't miss it. Its a beautiful drive to the top of the mountain, from the lookout you can into 3 states Next we went to Corbin, Kentucky to visit and eat at the Birthplace of Kentucky Fried Chicken or KFC as some people say. It was interesting and the Chicken was good as usual. 

Billy Bob

  • ---
  • Posts: 226
Re: Texas Gulf Coast to Maine
« Reply #37 on: September 10, 2012, 11:03:55 PM »
Aug 11 After noon and we are full of Kentucky Fried Chicken as we travel to the Dr. Thomas Walker SHS, if you like history there is a lot here, nice picnic area and you can play miniature golf, kind out of the way but worth the trip.
Last but not least The Pine Mountain State Resort Park. The park as the name inplies is on top of Pine Mountain a pretty drive to the top and great views from some of the lookouts. A very good looking lodge close to the top didn't stay or eat there but did go in and look around nice. I was glad that we were not pulling our 5th wheel the road to the top was kind of steep and lots of cuves. The CG was nice and you could drive your RV to the campground. I just prefer to camp some were else.

Billy Bob

  • ---
  • Posts: 226
Re: Texas Gulf Coast to Maine
« Reply #38 on: September 10, 2012, 11:07:56 PM »
A few pictures of Pine Mountain State Resort Park

Tom

  • Administrator
  • ---
  • *
  • Posts: 44710
    • RV Forum web site
Re: Texas Gulf Coast to Maine
« Reply #39 on: September 10, 2012, 11:09:17 PM »
I'm assuming that was Aug 10. The 9/11 anniversary is tomorrow (Tues) and I expect to be leading our local retired guys club luncheon attendees in singing 'God Bless America'. It's a monthly event that always gives me goosebumps, but tomorrow has special meaning to us all. I hope I can keep myself composed.
Tom.  Need help? Click the Help button in the toolbar above.

Billy Bob

  • ---
  • Posts: 226
Re: Texas Gulf Coast to Maine
« Reply #40 on: September 11, 2012, 10:55:17 AM »
I'm assuming that was Aug 10. The 9/11 anniversary is tomorrow (Tues) and I expect to be leading our local retired guys club luncheon attendees in singing 'God Bless America'. It's a monthly event that always gives me goosebumps, but tomorrow has special meaning to us all. I hope I can keep myself composed.

Tom all of the posts are from my 2011 trip to Maine. I started this in Aug 2011 as I started on the trip then my lab top messed up. Hope to finish it this time maybe the info. I post will help some one taking a trip to Maine. I kept a log as we went and that is what I am posting from now.
That retired guys club luncheon sounds great, I can't carry a tune but I do say God Bless America

jagnweiner

  • ---
  • Posts: 1156
Re: Texas Gulf Coast to Maine
« Reply #41 on: September 11, 2012, 11:05:19 AM »
Keep the updates coming, you've got a long way to Maine!
-Scott
2000 Itasca Horizon 36LD

Billy Bob

  • ---
  • Posts: 226
Re: Texas Gulf Coast to Maine
« Reply #42 on: September 11, 2012, 02:01:18 PM »
Keep the updates coming, you've got a long way to Maine!
Yes a long way and we enjoyed every mile. Aug 12th 2011 We moved on northward to Fort Boonesborough State park. We were at the park & set up camp early in the morning. So we drove to Frankford to visit the Kentucky Capital, the Capital Grounds were beautiful with all the flowers and the Floral Clock was outstanding, As you can see from the time on the Floral Clock we were there around noon time. After leaving the Capital we stopped for hamburgers before heading back to camp We are going to take it easy the rest of the evening.

Billy Bob

  • ---
  • Posts: 226
Re: Texas Gulf Coast to Maine
« Reply #43 on: September 11, 2012, 02:15:00 PM »
Evening Aug 12 at Boonesborough State Park. Lots to do here at the Park it is a destnation park for a lot of campers. The Kentucky River runs through the park behind the Canpground. Attached some photos of the park
« Last Edit: September 11, 2012, 02:16:33 PM by Billy Bob »

Tom

  • Administrator
  • ---
  • *
  • Posts: 44710
    • RV Forum web site
Re: Texas Gulf Coast to Maine
« Reply #44 on: September 11, 2012, 03:53:05 PM »
Oops, apologies Billy, I wasn't paying attention.

BTW I've temporarily disabled attachments until we come up on the new server (should be quite soon).
Tom.  Need help? Click the Help button in the toolbar above.

Billy Bob

  • ---
  • Posts: 226
Re: Texas Gulf Coast to Maine
« Reply #45 on: September 17, 2012, 12:23:12 PM »
Glad to see everthing up and running again Thanks Tom

Billy Bob

  • ---
  • Posts: 226
Re: Texas Gulf Coast to Maine
« Reply #46 on: September 17, 2012, 12:44:41 PM »
Aug 13-11 Today we explore Boonesborough SP, the replica of the Old Fort Boonesborogh and the Kentucky River Museum are on the State Park grounds. The Boonesborough SP is kept nice and clean a great place to camp while touring the area. The camp sites are large, some open, some with trees. the park has hookups, a dump station and a large swimming pool. for those who like history don't miss the Museum. the river runs through the park behind the museum. We were in Kentucky for 5 days not long enough to do all we wanted maybe next time we can stay longer. But to stay with in our travel plan tomorrow we will head north into Ohio

Billy Bob

  • ---
  • Posts: 226
Re: Texas Gulf Coast to Maine
« Reply #47 on: September 17, 2012, 12:59:17 PM »
Aug 14-11 Today we took I 75 to Covington, Ken. by passed Cincinnati, Ohio. Then on to Hueston Woods State Park NW of Cincinnati near Oxford, Ohio. We arrived & had camp set up by 1 pm, so decided to go to Jungle Jim's in Fairfield, Ohio. What a big disappointment, we had heard so much about Jungle Jim's, had read the reviews and ratings on the web sites. were told that this was the greatest destination store that you could find anywhere. Don't waste your time any Super Wal-Mart has much more to offer.

Billy Bob

  • ---
  • Posts: 226
Re: Texas Gulf Coast to Maine
« Reply #48 on: September 17, 2012, 07:21:38 PM »
Aug 15-11 Today we are going to explore Hueston Woods State Park, Jungle Jim's may not be a destination site but this state park is. The campsites are large & well kept with hookups a dump, a small store. laundry and on beautiful Hueston Woods Lake, with lots of birds for my wife to feed mostly Canadian Geese. The list of amenities long, beach, marina, boat rental, Nat. Center, lodge & cabins, mtn bike trails, golf course, Horseman's camp and horse rental. We wouldn't have found this park except we were looking for a park near Jungle Jim's and we found a jem. A plus for Ohio State Parks they are members of Passport America and 1/2 price for members.   

Billy Bob

  • ---
  • Posts: 226
Re: Texas Gulf Coast to Maine
« Reply #49 on: September 17, 2012, 07:51:41 PM »
Aug 16-11 We moved to Mohican Reservation Campground. (not affillated with any Indian Tripe) This is a Passport America Park it is a destination Park for a lot of Ohioans, Amenities include store, game room, camping cabins, an Indian Pow Wows in July and again in Sept. On the Mohican River they have Canoeing, rafting, tubing, fishing and river swimming. The campground is nice and well kept they have open and tree shaded sites, The mohican River ran just behind our site, also hookups an a dump A nice base camp to tour some of the Ohio Amish Country, which we plan to do tomorrow. I can get only one photo to download??

Billy Bob

  • ---
  • Posts: 226
Re: Texas Gulf Coast to Maine
« Reply #50 on: September 17, 2012, 08:09:35 PM »
Aug 17-11 Today we toured a small part of the Ohio Amish Country, stopped at a lot of roadside craft shops, some fruit markets, The Amish grow a lot of beautiful and tasty fruit and we took a sack full back to our camp. We stopped and shopped at the Guggisberg Cheese Factory, love their cheese. they have a very nice Restaurant, The Chalet in the Valley we didn't there wrong time of the day,but the menu looked good and if the restaurant food is as good as their cheese it would be great, The Amish are good with food and crafts of all kinds. Tomorrow we will see Lake Erie for the first time.

Billy Bob

  • ---
  • Posts: 226
Re: Texas Gulf Coast to Maine
« Reply #51 on: September 17, 2012, 11:20:01 PM »
Aug 18-11 Today we are going to Conneaut, Ohio in the north eastern corner of Ohio. Conneaut sits on Lake Erie so we will have our first view of one of the Great Lakes on this trip. We have res. at the Evergreen Lake Park, the park is nice a PA member we would stay here again. We hope to be there early we left Mohican campround at 7 am and arrived at Evergreen at 11 am, set up camp, ate lunch and headed out for our first look at Lake Erie We spent most of the evening at The port pf Conneaut, driving & walking around. Just enjoying the views of Lake Erie and taking pictures. We enjoyed the view of the Conneaut Lighthouse, the sand beach, piers, boats and all the birds around the port.

Billy Bob

  • ---
  • Posts: 226
Re: Texas Gulf Coast to Maine
« Reply #52 on: September 18, 2012, 07:21:40 PM »
Aug 19-11 We picked up a list of covered bridges in the north eastern Ohio. There are 17 bridges on the list most in Ashtabula County. We are going to find & drive across as many as we can. We found 9 of the 17 bridges. Here is a list of the bridges that we found, State Road Bridge spans Conneaut Creek, Creek Road Bridge spans Conneaut Creek, Harpersfield Bridge spans Grand River longest covered bridge in Ohio, Riverdall Bridge spans Grand River, Mechanecsville Road Bridge longest single span covered bridge in Ashtabula County spans Grand River Graham Road Bridge  originally spanned Ashtabula River now in a roadside park, Cain Road Bridge spans Ashtabula River, Doyle Road Bridge spans Mill Creek, Middle Road Bridge spans Conneaut Creek and Root Road Bridge spans west branch of Ashtabula River. I just love the old covered bridges. We had a lot of fun hunting down the bridges and taking pictures. A lot of Amish live in this area of Ohio we stopped and shopped in Amish Stores, craft shops and fruit stands and took pictures, Ashtabula County holds an annual Covered Bridge Festival the second full weekend October. The Cover Bridges are decorated and hosted by volunteers to greet you and answer  your questions. Maybe someday  we can make it back in October for the Festival. Was late when we make it back to camp, tired but really enjoyed the bridges and Amish Country

Billy Bob

  • ---
  • Posts: 226
Re: Texas Gulf Coast to Maine
« Reply #53 on: September 18, 2012, 07:27:34 PM »
Some more of the Covered Bridges of Ohio

Billy Bob

  • ---
  • Posts: 226
Re: Texas Gulf Coast to Maine
« Reply #54 on: September 18, 2012, 07:31:15 PM »
And last but not least The Harpersfield Bridge

Billy Bob

  • ---
  • Posts: 226
Re: Texas Gulf Coast to Maine
« Reply #55 on: September 18, 2012, 09:26:07 PM »
Aug 20-11 We were up early and on our way, next stop Niagara Falls, NY. Our route was I 90 through Pennsylvania at the NY state line we switched to US 20 to avoid I 90 as it's a toll road in NY. We will be staying in Niagara Hartland Resort Park at Gasport, NY it's only about 160 miles from Conneaut, Ohio to Gasport, NY. We arrived at our camp site before noon. After setting up camp eating a bit we were off to Niagara Falls 25 miles west of Gassport.Today we just drove around to get our bearings and see where we wanted to go tomorrow. We did stop at Niagara Falls State Park and walk around looking over the falls. Today we are trying too get our directions around Niagara Falls and decide on a plan for tomorrow. What a fabulous place can hardly wait till tomorrow to get back earlier in the day. Hartland is a nice RV Park and another Passport American CG which means 1/2 price. With the price of diesel I can use the discount at these parks

Billy Bob

  • ---
  • Posts: 226
Re: Texas Gulf Coast to Maine
« Reply #56 on: September 18, 2012, 10:08:37 PM »
Aug 21-11 Back at the Falls early today, plan to spend most of the day in and around the Falls. We stopped at the Niagara Gorge Discovery Center, don't miss this you can pick up a lot of info. on the Falls. We spent a couple of hours there reading about the history & looking at old pictures of the Falls. Next stop the Niagara Falls State Park this is the oldest State Park in America. We parked in a parking lot there at the park expensive but the closes  place to park, so worth the price. We looked & shopped in some of the park stores lots to see and do here. After spending our money we walked and took pictures along the trail by the Niagara River above the American Falls. The river is very very swift if you fall in you are going over the falls, guess that is why there are hand rails along the river bank. our next stop the Observation Tower it is well worth the cost. great views of the falls and the surounding area. We left Niagara Falls SP around 3:30 pm and drove east on NY 18 along the shore of Lake Ontario hoping to get some good views of the lake. but even though the Hy was only 1/8 mile or less from the lake, we didn't find many places that were open to the lake. At Olcott, NY we found the Olcott Lighthouse it sets at the end of the town's main street on the lake shore. We didn't see much of Lake Ontario but still enjoyed the drive. We were back at Niagara Hartland Park before dark today.

Billy Bob

  • ---
  • Posts: 226
Re: Texas Gulf Coast to Maine
« Reply #57 on: September 19, 2012, 10:11:58 AM »
Aug 22-11 Another day at Niagara Falls so much to do and so little time. Today we went to Niagara Falls Ontario. We crossed over the Niagara River downstream of the falls. There is a lot of attractions on the Niagara Parkway going along the river to Niagara Falls. We stopped and rode the Whirlpool Aero Car over the whirlpool area of the Niagara River, some very good views from the car, good place to take pictures. Next stop was the Butterfly Conservatory sure lots of different butterfly's here Spent an hour or so there DW loves butterfly's. You can get up close to the beautiful Horseshoe Falls on this side.The Horseshoe Falls are 2/3s in Ontario and 1/3 in NY. From Ontario you can view all the Niagara Falls, The Horseshoe. Bridal Veil and American plus Goat Island spectacular. We were told not to mess the Skylon Tower and Restaurant . And this is one place you don't want to miss at Niagara Falls. This tower is 775ft above the falls, it revolves around completely in a hour, the menu is good but is more than rivaled by the spectacular view.  The view from the Skylon Towser is the best you will find of the falls and surrounding area & don't forget your camera. We stayed until 9 pm to see the light show at the falls, it was good but didn't get any good pictures of the lights.

edjunior

  • ---
  • Posts: 1999
  • Roman Forest, TX
Re: Texas Gulf Coast to Maine
« Reply #58 on: September 19, 2012, 11:23:06 AM »
Dang Bill, you got some really nice shots.  No matter how many times you see pictures of Niagara Falls, someone will always come up with a different perspective.  You done good!
Ed.....KF5INW
2011 F-250 XLT, 6.7L PSD
2010 Forest River Wildcat 28RKBS
"I thought I was wrong once, but I was wrong!"

Billy Bob

  • ---
  • Posts: 226
Re: Texas Gulf Coast to Maine
« Reply #59 on: September 19, 2012, 02:58:15 PM »
Thanks Ed a description or pictures just don't do justice to Niagara Falls kind of like The Red Woods or Grand Canyon

 

Hosted by Over The Network