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On our way to Estes Park, Colorado


We finally got underway for Estes Park, Colorado this morning. This is the sixth year for our journey to Estes Park. This year we will be staying in Estes Park for the entire month of August. Normally we go to a few other destinations in the west and then end up in Estes Park but this year we decided to stay in Estes for a longer period of time rather than do a lot of driving. We also have a longer trip planned for a visit in Maryland with our son and his family.

We did pretty well in meeting our departure time this morning. We had set a departure time of 8 AM since it is about an eight and a half hour drive to the Ole Towne Cotton Gin RV Park in Goodlet, Texas. We just never are able to get off when we plan to. For the life of me, I can’t figure it out! We do everything that we can the night before our departure. I got up at 5 am and began finishing the things that I could not do the night before. My wife and I worked at putting things in the camper and before we know it, it is about 9:15 AM before we start moving out of the street. I could have gotten up at 3 AM and we still wouldn’t have gotten off on time. For us, it just isn’t possible and we know it. Therefore, we don’t get bent out of shape over it and take it in stride. The object is to have fun and not be stressed.

Our first stop up I-45 was in Corsicanna, Texas at the Collin Street Bakery. My wife had her heart set on getting one of their great Angel Food cakes, but the baker informed her that he just wasn’t in the mood to bake the Angel Food cakes today. That just seems strange to me, but that’s what he said. We had to settle for some of their other wonderful bakery items.

We made one other stop before we made it to Ole Towne Cotton Gin RV Park. This is not a very big park, but it is very popular with campers traveling Highway 287. The office and small gathering area are built in an old cotton gin. They have clean restrooms and showers and have a nice swimming pool. Each morning they have a continental breakfast that cost $1.00 per person. That’s not bad and it is usually very good. Anytime we plan on traveling up Highway 287, we make sure that we stop here at Ole Towne Cotton Gin.

Tomorrow we will leave around 9 AM and go to Raton, NM. We plan on stayng there two nights so that we can take our grandsons to the Capulin volcano about 30 miles east of Raton.

Ole Towne Cotton Gin RV Park

Ole Towne Cotton Gin RV Park

Later!


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