Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Paradise Cove RV Park

Friday (11/13) to Sunday (11/15):

On Friday morning we left the campground at Robbers State Park and headed south along Highway 69/75 towards Texas. We stopped for a while at the Choctaw Casino & Resort in Durant OK to get out and stretch our legs. Connie use the opportunity to do some gambling in the casino while I walked around the facilities. This casino is the nicest "Indian" casino that I have ever been to. The casino itself is huge and even though smoking is allowed inside there was not a smoky smell to the place. Unfortunately Connie was not a big winner at the slot machines and we contributed a few dollars to the local economy. We continued our trip south to Denison TX where did some grocery shopping at the local Walmart and then turned west through Pottsboro TX. We arrived at the Paradise Cove RV Park around 4:00 PM and started to hook up to the electrical connection. The last person on our RV site had messed up the breaker inside the box, so the manager of the campground & our neighbor fixed the problem and we were able to finish hooking up our electrical/water/sewer connections. We pulled directly into the site rather than backing in so that we would have a view of the lake through the front of the Duchess.

The Paradise Cove RV Park is a small campground that completely flooded this spring. All of the campground was under water for several weeks and they are now trying to repair the damage done by the floods. Only one of the campground loops is open and they have lost all of their cabins and buildings that were located within the facility. On Friday & Saturday night there were 4 other RV's in the campground along with a few tent campers. By Sunday night Connie and I had the campground to ourselves. The RV park is located right on Lake Texoma and our site had a nice view of the lake.

Sunset on Friday night. This was one of the few times we saw the sun.

View of ducks flying across the lake.

View out the front windshield.

Our RV Site 31

We took it easy over the weekend. We did walk around the campground and the neighborhood located next to the park each day. The weather was mostly overcast with some light rain for a while each day. There was very little boat traffic on the lake but we did hear the duck hunters at dusk & dawn each day. We did some reading and I ended up watching parts of several football games. Not a good week-end for the teams from Texas: UT lost to West Virginia, Baylor lost to Oklahoma & the Dallas Cowboys lost their 7th game in row to Tampa Bay. We spent the entire time we were there at the campground which is unusual for us.

Monday will be a travel day for us as we get closer to the Dallas/Ft. Worth area. It is good to be back in Texas.