Adventure Location: I-20 from Morton Ms. Into Texas
Adventure Date: 1-22-2023
We got rolling in good time this morning. The OFM was doing well after the good nights sleep dry camping at an Interstate Rest Area near Morton Ms. We let the Castle get down to low 60s inside and the sleeping was wonderful.
Rolling started early after dawn since we wanted to get in some miles while it was still Sunday morning. It proved to be an excellent idea as the traffic picked up right after lunch with all the weekend folks heading home.
Another great idea, Thank You Darrell Goza, was to use loop 220 around Shreveport La. Instead of fighting the I-20 road surface through town. 220 is much better to use to pass through that area without knocking your wheels off your vehicles.
The wet conditions followed us to Texas but stopped just before we entered the state.
We had nice rolling for the next about hundred miles to Martin Creek Lake State Park where we are tonight with electric service to fight the 30 degree predictions.
Here is the campsite we chose. Notice all the pine trees and vegetation with greenery.
We spent some time walking in the cold air but it was beautiful here. Take a look at this lake picture. They had a Bass Tournament here today. The lake is a cooling pond for the power generation plant on the other side of the lake. Any way we stopped counting boat trailers at 35 in the parking lot at the ramps. I was told the water is slightly warmer than the air temp out on the lake these days.
Here is our photo of a pretty scene near the boat ramps.
The OFM is doing so well eye wise that the extra travel day we had scheduled for “just in case” is not going to be needed, so we tried to book the extra day at Goose Island SP but they are totally booked. So now we are two travel days from the destination with three travel days to burn. We are betting we will find some way to use that day for trying to have tooooo much fun.