Friday, June 10, 2011

In Gladewater, TX

After changing our departure date several times, we are finally on the road headed to Alaska. We are driving a 2005 Toyota Tundra and pulling a 16 foot Scamp travel trailer. We left Hattiesburg this morning at about 8:20 am and are now at the Antique Capital RV Park in Gladewater, TX. When we arrived at about 5:00 pm, the temperature was 95 degrees so we decided to wait until later to get our workouts done. Shortly after 7:00 pm the temperature about 92 degrees but we needed to get going so that we could finish before dark.

This RV Park is very large and Hollie and I intended to remain in the park walking and running on the park roads. After about 1.75 miles, I couldn't take any more of the rocks and uneven surface so I went out on the highway to finish my run. The shoulder of the road was very wide and there was a moderate amount of traffic. I ended up running 4 miles and walking 1 mile.

Tomorrow we will drive to Granbury, TX to visit our friends. They live in a gated golf community that has an RV Park for use by residents and guests. That should be interesting. These are friends that we have known for over 30 years. Mary Ruth and I met at a 5K race where there was a sudden thunderstorm and she was wearing sunglasses and almost ran into a stop sign. I grabbed her and pulled her away and after the race we got to talking and have been great friends since then.

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