South Padre Island – North

ToadDate 0442.12.15.17-TX The south end of South Padre Island is where you find lots to do and places to stay. We are camped in the Isla Blanca park but outside the park you find many hotels and condos available. There are many homes and businesses at this end of the island, but if you go … More South Padre Island – North


Thanksgiving for Two

ToadDate 0423.11.25.17-MS We had a very quiet Thanksgiving camped in Pass Christian, MS. The weather was cooler but not cold enough to keep us off the beach. Earlier we went to the Pass Christian Yacht Club fundraising sale. There were lots of arts and crafts for sale. The Yacht Club is in a building that sits … More Thanksgiving for Two

At the Corner of 5th Principle Meridian & Baseline

ToadDate 0382.10.15.17-AR In December of 1803 France transferred ownership of over 828,000 square miles of property to the U.S. This deal is known as the Louisiana Purchase, which doubled the size of the U.S. Fast forward to 1815. President Madison orders a survey of the acquisition, to provide land as payment for veterans of the … More At the Corner of 5th Principle Meridian & Baseline

Digging for Diamonds

ToadDate 0379.10.12.17-AR The diamond is the state gem of Arkansas. In Murfreesboro, Arkansas is the Crater of Diamonds State Park. This is the only place in the world where you can dig for diamonds and keep all you find. The digging field is 37 acres with washing stations and a place you can rent all … More Digging for Diamonds

Traveling Time

ToadDate 0372.10.05.17-TX The past few weeks we have spent in Texas, seeing family and friends. We have been in Malakoff, Frisco, Fort Worth, Arlington, San Antonio, Kerrville, Georgetown, Round Rock, Richmond, and Rockdale. The RV was parked in Malakoff and we drove our car to visit everyone. During this time Lamanda Higginbotham, my sister-in-law, died. … More Traveling Time