Sunday, November 8, 2015

Nearly the end of a great trip

Well, after leaving Hot Springs we made a quick stop at Crater of Diamonds State Park in Arkansas.  I had no illusions of finding a diamond but boy wouldn’t that have been something. The camping area is beautiful.  We rolled in and wandered through the camp areas and found a couple next to each other. Neither had a reserved sign so we parked and drove up to the office to register.  Well, that was the wrong thing to do!!  The clerk was quite perturbed that we did not go there first.  “You know those might be reserved!”  Then why was there not a sign telling us that?  She was right next to rude about it. So we stayed one night which was all we needed.

Here are some people down in the diamond field.  We decided to go to the diamond hunting seminar.  After that, we walked the fields in the mud and looked.  We did not do the mud washing stuff as we were not dressed for that.  Nope, no diamond finds.  Darn.11-03-15 Crater of Diamonds 1This is what we are looking through to find diamonds.11-03-15 Crater of Diamonds 2Ross and Melinda back there not getting muddy. I don’t think this is something we really want to do again when it is muddy.  Maybe when it is dry and we can sift through it.  OK, a little mud never hurt anyone but make sure you have the right clothes first!11-03-15 Crater of Diamonds 3We went on to TEXAS!!  Dan was wanting to see Lake Fork just east of Dallas and we were certainly willing.  It is a really bustling fishing community with lots of rv spots.  Most it looked like were long term with a few at each place for people like us as short term. This one was Rolling Fork RV.  Price was right and full hookups.  Pretty but needs a little more road work maybe and the pull through we had needs to be leveled a bit and some parking gravel or pads.  It was a little wet and squishy after the huge rain we had at night and did concern us that we might tear up the grass just getting the trailer out.  But no problem. 

These are the long term places right on the lake.  They had some short term on the lake but the recent rains made them pretty wet and mushy too and we were told they were pretty short.  We were happy where we were.11-05-15 Rolling Fork RV Emory TX 0111-05-15 Rolling Fork RV Emory TX 02Huge water lilies on the lake. 11-05-15 Rolling Fork RV Emory TX 0311-05-15 Rolling Fork RV Emory TX 04Loved how the water beaded on the leaves.11-05-15 Rolling Fork RV Emory TX 0511-05-15 Rolling Fork RV Emory TX 0611-05-15 Rolling Fork RV Emory TX 0711-05-15 Rolling Fork RV Emory TX 08This was their fishing pond.  Dad did not get a bite and it was really small, maybe for the kids. 11-05-15 Rolling Fork RV Emory TX 0911-05-15 Rolling Fork RV Emory TX 10We had all the dogs our (all three) just waking around. 11-05-15 Rolling Fork RV Emory TX 11This was the tree right behind our trailers.  Pretty huh?11-05-15 Rolling Fork RV Emory TX 12

After that we said our goodbyes to Dan and Melinda and we headed to I-20 where Dan would peel off and go to Round Rock and we would head for Arlington.  Thanks for the great time!!

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Nearly the end of a great trip

Well, after leaving Hot Springs we made a quick stop at Crater of Diamonds State Park in Arkansas.  I had no illusions of finding a diamond but boy wouldn’t that have been something. The camping area is beautiful.  We rolled in and wandered through the camp areas and found a couple next to each other. Neither had a reserved sign so we parked and drove up to the office to register.  Well, that was the wrong thing to do!!  The clerk was quite perturbed that we did not go there first.  “You know those might be reserved!”  Then why was there not a sign telling us that?  She was right next to rude about it. So we stayed one night which was all we needed.

Here are some people down in the diamond field.  We decided to go to the diamond hunting seminar.  After that, we walked the fields in the mud and looked.  We did not do the mud washing stuff as we were not dressed for that.  Nope, no diamond finds.  Darn.11-03-15 Crater of Diamonds 1This is what we are looking through to find diamonds.11-03-15 Crater of Diamonds 2Ross and Melinda back there not getting muddy. I don’t think this is something we really want to do again when it is muddy.  Maybe when it is dry and we can sift through it.  OK, a little mud never hurt anyone but make sure you have the right clothes first!11-03-15 Crater of Diamonds 3We went on to TEXAS!!  Dan was wanting to see Lake Fork just east of Dallas and we were certainly willing.  It is a really bustling fishing community with lots of rv spots.  Most it looked like were long term with a few at each place for people like us as short term. This one was Rolling Fork RV.  Price was right and full hookups.  Pretty but needs a little more road work maybe and the pull through we had needs to be leveled a bit and some parking gravel or pads.  It was a little wet and squishy after the huge rain we had at night and did concern us that we might tear up the grass just getting the trailer out.  But no problem. 

These are the long term places right on the lake.  They had some short term on the lake but the recent rains made them pretty wet and mushy too and we were told they were pretty short.  We were happy where we were.11-05-15 Rolling Fork RV Emory TX 0111-05-15 Rolling Fork RV Emory TX 02Huge water lilies on the lake. 11-05-15 Rolling Fork RV Emory TX 0311-05-15 Rolling Fork RV Emory TX 04Loved how the water beaded on the leaves.11-05-15 Rolling Fork RV Emory TX 0511-05-15 Rolling Fork RV Emory TX 0611-05-15 Rolling Fork RV Emory TX 0711-05-15 Rolling Fork RV Emory TX 08This was their fishing pond.  Dad did not get a bite and it was really small, maybe for the kids. 11-05-15 Rolling Fork RV Emory TX 0911-05-15 Rolling Fork RV Emory TX 10We had all the dogs our (all three) just waking around. 11-05-15 Rolling Fork RV Emory TX 11This was the tree right behind our trailers.  Pretty huh?11-05-15 Rolling Fork RV Emory TX 12

After that we said our goodbyes to Dan and Melinda and we headed to I-20 where Dan would peel off and go to Round Rock and we would head for Arlington.  Thanks for the great time!!

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