George told us not to miss the Rail Road Museum so that’s one of the first places we went after Easter. The curator, Glen, was so interesting and had lots of rail road stories of his own to tell us. There was so many model trains here we could never have seen them all. One of the displays that I was most interested in was the one displaying hand made wooden trains.
|Beautiful wooden trains|
|More model trains and memorabilia\|
|Working model train setup|
Tom had ordered a clear sewer connector and we picked it up from Tyler RV – who we highly recommend for their courtesy and helpfulness and very quick service on our order. When we asked where we could get good Mexican food they suggested The Mercado. Boy was it good, too.
|Festive interior of Mercado|
|I had fish tacos and Tom had seafood smothered|
enchiladasWe had driven by Evergreen cemetery on our way back to our RV park daily and talked about the coincidence of having a cemetery in Tyler where GGGrandpa was a prisoner named the very same, Evergreen, where he is buried in Los Angeles. Evergreen in Tyler is only about 3 miles from Camp Ford, pretty weird. Well, we just had to get the cache there.
This park is simply amazing. The farm implements were wonderfully displayed, almost works of art.
There was a mill pond with so many turtles and one duck.
|Feed me, feed me, feed me|
|Ford Model T converted to a tractor|
|Fresno Scraper in back|
There is a chapel on the property. Our guide showed us a painting in the chapel that he was in. He explained to the 3 children that joined us that the picture is of his guardian angel standing watch over him. The kids were pretty impressed.
|Matching our guide with the man in the picture|
Speaking of impressed, Tom is very impressed with our new Panasonic Lumix camera. Look at the lizard I got a picture of while shooting the rail road Speeder.
You can see he is loosing his tail; maybe in a fight for his girl friend or with the other lizard on the Speeder.
His tail also looked a little damaged.
We got on the road after unhitching the Jeep and making a 3 point turn in the parking lot about 1:30.
We made it through Shreveport and Tom said it was not nearly as bad as Seattle.
We pulled into Hampton in time to go to the Truck Stop for an all you can eat Friday Fish dinner for $8.99 for 65+ seniors. We qualified. We ate too much: shrimp, stuffed crab, catfish, salad, fried, onion rings, clams, and even giant cinnamon rolls.
Tomorrow we will go up to Mark’s Mill Battlefield. There’s a cache there.