Who We Are

We sold our home in June, 2007, and spent the next 7 1/2 years traveling full time in a Cross Roads Fifth Wheel. (We had been traveling during our summers for several years before going full time.) We loved the full-time lifestyle! Each summer we spent a month or two volunteering in State Parks, first in Indiana at McCormick's Creek State Park, near our family, then in later years as the grandchildren got older, at the Bluewater Lake State Park in New Mexico. We spent 6 months each winter at Cactus Gardens RV Resort in Yuma, AZ, where I worked mornings in the park office. The remaining months were spent on the road, seeing this great country of ours. Our favorite places are our National Parks. Anita loved photography and the freedom of digital photography, taking sometimes hundreds of photos in a day. We hiked as much as our legs will allow. We also really enjoyed square and round dancing as we travel across country, and meeting all the wonderful people who dance and/or travel.

But as in all things, there comes a time for change, and we decided it was time to create roots once more. In the fall of 2014, we purchased a home in Cactus Gardens, and in the spring of 2015, sold the 5th wheel. Anita also retired in the spring. We will continue to travel each summer, but for a shorter period of time. We hope to continue blogging about those trips, but it will obviously be on a more limited basis than in the past.

Please explore our past posts if you are interested in traveling this great country. You'll find an index in the left column. We hope you enjoy our blog, and appreciate all comments

Sunday, April 27, 2008

Lincoln Parish Park, Ruston, LA

On Saturday, we moved eastward into northern Louisiana. We chose one of our all-time favorite parks, Lincoln Parish, to spend our 29th wedding anniversary, April 27.

Occasionally while traveling, you happen onto that perfect little park, hidden away from the hustle and bustle, that seems like it was made just for you. Lincoln Parish is one of those parks for us.

We found it quite by accident several years ago, and return for a few days anytime we’re in the area. Located just 2.5 miles from Ruston, LA, it feels like a hundred miles away from anywhere. No traffic noise, just you, the birds, fish and a few other campers. Even motorboats are not allowed on the lake.

The camping sites are tucked in amongst the pines, overlooking the lake.

One of the offerings of the park is the Mountain Bike Trails, a 4 mile beginner trail and a 10 mile advanced, rated as one of the top trails in the country. For us, the bike trails provide excellent hiking.

A shorter, paved 1.25 mile path around the lake is just perfect ....

for that evening stroll,...

and catching the sunset.

Click here for a few more views throughout the park. (To return to blog, click your "back" arrow)

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