Friday, October 23, 2015

It’s Fall and that means fall colors

So we decided this year to go to Arkansas and try to catch the fall colors.  Everyone has always said the colors through the Ozarks could be beautiful there so why not. 

10-21-15 Carson Cty TXClouds while sitting in Carson County, TX

Our trip had a little bit of a bumpy start.  As we slipped into Carson County we passed a black SUV on the side of the road with dark tinted, very dark, windows.  I knew right away it was Texas Highway Patrol.  No problem – Ross never speeds pulling the trailer.  In fact he tries to keep the speed at about 60 and the speed there is 75.  And we had checked all the lights before we left.  In a few minutes the SUV pulls right next to us then backs off.  Strange.  Sure enough he pulls us over.  Ross is getting out his license and the trooper calls him to the back of the trailer.  Darn.  A light must have gone out or something.  Nope.  They pulled us – US – over to do a drug search!!  They hemmed and hawed around until the dog got there.  Ross was standing in the rain for 45 minutes while the dog went around, not in, our truck three times.  Then the officers went in the trailer.  No dog inside.  What??  They asked us each separately when we left, where we were going, how long would we be gone, what was the purpose of our trip, where we lived.  All that good stuff. 

After sitting for 45 minutes they gave Ross a warning ticket for drifting onto the shoulder of the road!  OK, now we have rumble strips on the shoulders and we hate to drift over those especially with the trailer.  Don’t you think we would have know it if we had drifted?  Yep, just our good state troopers wasting my tax money on a really stupid stop.  All we can figure is they have to stop so many so the ones they do catch with the drugs think they won’t get caught.  Who knows. We were nice but Ross is still pretty peeved and said next time he will tell them no, get a search warrant.  Big talk, huh honey?

That set us behind in our travels so we stopped about 4 p.m. at Lake Eufaula State Park in Oklahoma. Pretty park but so glad they had electricity as it was warm!  Cannot imagine how hot it is in the summer.

10-21-15 Lake Eufaula OK 01View outside our front door.  10-21-15 Lake Eufaula OK 0410-21-15 Lake Eufaula OK 05

We got up the next morning and headed for Devil’s Den State Park.  Really pretty here.  We had lots of rain the first night and was cool. 

10-22-15 Devils Den Ark 0110-22-15 Devils Den Ark 0310-22-15 Devils Den Ark 06Colors are starting to change.10-22-15 Devils Den Ark 08Lots of lichen and toadstools so you know it is damp here.  However I met a fisherman who said it had been very dry.10-22-15 Devils Den Ark 0910-22-15 Devils Den Ark 1310-22-15 Devils Den Ark 1410-22-15 Devils Den Ark 16

This dam had been rebuilt recently as it had burst a few years ago. 

OK, that’s it for now.  Thanks for visiting!

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Kevin Read said...

Yikes...must be because you guys look like such hooligans. I don't think our police in Canada are allowed to do random stops like that.

www.travelwithkevinandruth.com

Becky Guess said...

Thanks, Kevin. Well, they did use the excuse that we traveled on the shoulder. NOT. Years ago they could set up roadblocks for random searches but they cannot do that any longer. Thank goodness. Thank you so much for visiting!

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It’s Fall and that means fall colors

So we decided this year to go to Arkansas and try to catch the fall colors.  Everyone has always said the colors through the Ozarks could be beautiful there so why not. 

10-21-15 Carson Cty TXClouds while sitting in Carson County, TX

Our trip had a little bit of a bumpy start.  As we slipped into Carson County we passed a black SUV on the side of the road with dark tinted, very dark, windows.  I knew right away it was Texas Highway Patrol.  No problem – Ross never speeds pulling the trailer.  In fact he tries to keep the speed at about 60 and the speed there is 75.  And we had checked all the lights before we left.  In a few minutes the SUV pulls right next to us then backs off.  Strange.  Sure enough he pulls us over.  Ross is getting out his license and the trooper calls him to the back of the trailer.  Darn.  A light must have gone out or something.  Nope.  They pulled us – US – over to do a drug search!!  They hemmed and hawed around until the dog got there.  Ross was standing in the rain for 45 minutes while the dog went around, not in, our truck three times.  Then the officers went in the trailer.  No dog inside.  What??  They asked us each separately when we left, where we were going, how long would we be gone, what was the purpose of our trip, where we lived.  All that good stuff. 

After sitting for 45 minutes they gave Ross a warning ticket for drifting onto the shoulder of the road!  OK, now we have rumble strips on the shoulders and we hate to drift over those especially with the trailer.  Don’t you think we would have know it if we had drifted?  Yep, just our good state troopers wasting my tax money on a really stupid stop.  All we can figure is they have to stop so many so the ones they do catch with the drugs think they won’t get caught.  Who knows. We were nice but Ross is still pretty peeved and said next time he will tell them no, get a search warrant.  Big talk, huh honey?

That set us behind in our travels so we stopped about 4 p.m. at Lake Eufaula State Park in Oklahoma. Pretty park but so glad they had electricity as it was warm!  Cannot imagine how hot it is in the summer.

10-21-15 Lake Eufaula OK 01View outside our front door.  10-21-15 Lake Eufaula OK 0410-21-15 Lake Eufaula OK 05

We got up the next morning and headed for Devil’s Den State Park.  Really pretty here.  We had lots of rain the first night and was cool. 

10-22-15 Devils Den Ark 0110-22-15 Devils Den Ark 0310-22-15 Devils Den Ark 06Colors are starting to change.10-22-15 Devils Den Ark 08Lots of lichen and toadstools so you know it is damp here.  However I met a fisherman who said it had been very dry.10-22-15 Devils Den Ark 0910-22-15 Devils Den Ark 1310-22-15 Devils Den Ark 1410-22-15 Devils Den Ark 16

This dam had been rebuilt recently as it had burst a few years ago. 

OK, that’s it for now.  Thanks for visiting!

2 comments:

Kevin Read said...

Yikes...must be because you guys look like such hooligans. I don't think our police in Canada are allowed to do random stops like that.

www.travelwithkevinandruth.com

Becky Guess said...

Thanks, Kevin. Well, they did use the excuse that we traveled on the shoulder. NOT. Years ago they could set up roadblocks for random searches but they cannot do that any longer. Thank goodness. Thank you so much for visiting!

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