Sunday, March 27, 2011

Preparing For The Trip To Branson, MO

When we arrived in Tomball we stayed at a park called Tomball RV Park. Nice little park with only about 45 sites, all with full hookups. The monthly rent was $275 plus 10 cents per kilowatt hour. We had a good site up until we had sewer problems once again. Their sewer line was plugged and the manager failed to get it fixed. He told us that we could move to another site so we did and then the billing problems began. Lets just say there was no contract, they tried to charge us for extra fees, higher rent for the space that they put us in..................well you get the picture.

We found a park ran by the county that had 8 full hookup RV sites and get this it was free. You can stay for 7 nights at no cost. The park is gated so you better be in by 10 pm or you will be locked out. Outside of that it is quiet, and a beautiful park. We stayed for the seven nights and then packed up and headed for Branson. Oh the name of the park is Spring Creek Park and it is maintained by Harris County. You can find them on the web by looking up Harris County Prec. 4 Parks. You can even make your reservation online if you wish.

We took off on March 8th and headed for Livingston, TX and staying at Escapees Rainbow Park. We stayed two nights because we needed to do some business in Livingston. When we got there and pulled into our site I started to unhook like always. When I pulled the lever to unhook the jaws to release the trailer it felt kind of funny. To my surprise the jaws never released. Oh Crap now what am I going to do?? I was able to play with the lever and managed to release the jaws, Thank you Lord. We found the problem which was a broken clip. We were able to locate one and the repair was made. We took off from there and headed north to our next stop.

We stopped at a Corps of Engineer park on some lake just outside of Texarkana, TX. This was a very nice park and the rates were good. We were able to get a pull through site and we left the truck hooked up, only staying one night. Next to our site was a playground so Bri was in hog heaven. 

We left early in the morning for our next leg of our journey which took us into Little Rock, through Conway and into Clinton. We stayed at a park just north of Clinton off of highway 65. There was no manager around but one of the residents showed us where to park and this site was also a pull through. I am loving these parks, no backing in. We still never noticed any manager around when we got ready to leave the next morning so we left some cash in an envelope and put it in a mail slot. I sure hope it was the right amount. We took our time getting out of there since this was going to be our last day of traveling and only about 150 miles.

Brianne is back to her old self when we travel. But on this trip she has begun to ask more questions and she seems to wonder if we are lost. I try to reassure her that Daddy knows where he is going. At least the GPS knows for sure. We drove into Branson and then into Compton Ridge Campground around 12:30 or so. The park was pretty much dead and after all of us checked out the bathrooms we located our managers, Heidi and Roger.  They said that the site we had last year was available and that we could go over there. Roger helped us back in and we got set up for the long stay. We think we made it look very homey. We like our site. Well I think that wraps up our trip to Branson so until next time be safe.

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