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2007 Travel Pictures

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Traveling Morgans 2007

2007 Destinations and Travel Highlights

Our spring travels were dictated by storms and family dates.

We took  a brief trip to the Rio Grande “Valley” and revisited Rockport before we headed north

None of the trip  north was pleasurable We did no scenic traveling and took very few pictures.


2007 was our third real year of full time RVing. We worked at Adventureland Amusement Park (Altoona IA). When that job was too physically demanding, we worked at the KOA in Bowling Green KY. Our winter job is in San Marcos Texas at Pecan Park.

We finally took some time to enjoy some traveling.


We took a round about route from Bowling Green KY to Waller TX ( near Houston) at right. Then on to San Marcos, TX.


The enjoyable part was near Winding Stair Mountain in Oklahoma.


Des Moines IA to Indianapolis IN to Bowling Green KY

We did no scenic traveling and took no pictures.


2007 Destinations and Travel Highlights

IN: Monon Connection Museum and Whistle Stop Restaurant

Traveling US 421 south of Monon Indiana, we saw a curious sight and stopped. A burro crane from the “fallen flag” Monon railroad  was holding a sign for a railroad museum.


We ate at the Whistle Stop restaurant (food was good) and looked around. There is an old station and about a dozen railroad cars, all looking newly restored.


Some of the cars and the station can be entered, provided you pay an admission fee. Admission also allows you to look over the railroad china and other small items. It costs nothing to look at the outside.

TX: Not as well known as the Alamo (except among Texans), Golidad in South Texas was the second fortress captured by Santa Anna. The defenders of Golidad surrendered. Shortly after accepting their surrender, Santa Anna ordered them all killed anyway. The day was too hot for us to tour inside, since dogs are not allowed.

TX: Pecan Park in

San Marcos TX

We stayed here until March of 2007.

Pecan Park is a great place to stay.

Note the San Marcos River in the background.

We saw it come up 20 feet in one night to reach this level. The park did not flood. See  bottom of page.


We ended up returning in November of 2007 and staying another winter.

TX: One of the hikes we took was the very pleasant

Hidden Pines Trail at Bastrop State Park

in the  Central Texas Hill Country.

TX: The good roads, roadsides, and land of Texas seam to welcome you. This display of wildflowers near  San Antonio in the  Central Texas Hill Country

was a normal occurrence at the right times of the year.

TX: The Aransas National Wildlife Refuge north of Rockport in the Coastal Bend of Texas  is a place where those of us not know for watching birds will be enchanted with the birds we see. The rare Whooping Crane, largest bird in North America, makes its winter home here (below) and must be watched at a great distance or watched from a boat. The Spoonbill Crane (right) and Wild Turkey (below right) are also quite interesting. There are MANY others.

TX: Padre Island National Seashore near Corpus Christi Texas in the Coastal Bend of Texas  is a great place to rejuvenate the spirit. On some days it is a great place to watch Pelicans. Our friends Marie Orewig and Blaze (Chocolate Dalmatian) joined us one fine day.

IA: The Bridges of Madison County


We stopped to see the 6 bridges that were the subject of a novel and an movie. They are interesting.  This one is the Hogback  Bridge.


Anyone interested in covered bridges should also check out Parke County IN which has more and larger covered bridges, including some with Burr-Arch construction.

OK: Cedar Lake Campground (NFS)


One of the finest campsites we have ever had, and at a reasonable price.



OK & AR: Talimena  Scenic Drive at Winding Stair Mountain


This was a very pleasant drive and area. It reminded us of the Great Smokey Mountains in TN before the area was over developed.

TX: Return to Pecan Park in San Marcos TX


We ended up returning to Pecan park in November of 2007 and

staying another winter. This time as workers.


Mr. Claus (Roscoe) and Mrs. Claus (Harpo) are shown here with the San Marcos River way in the background at its normal level.

San Marcos is in the

 Central Texas Hill Country.

San Marcos is in the

 Central Texas Hill Country.