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#1 West Texan

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Posted 18 June 2020 - 03:03 PM

Leaving next Friday for a fun filled fabulous weekend in the prestigious rv park of Harper, located in Water Valley! Going to meet my buddy and his wife for some getting away from home, outdoor grilling, fire pit burning, and friendship time.
I think that this coming weekend is going to be hectic, being it is Fathers Day.

Happy Fathers Day to all of you Fathers, Dads, Daddys, Pas, Papas, Pops, Poppas, or by whatever name, you are called. 🥇
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#2 Bubba

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Posted 19 June 2020 - 02:38 AM

Since your in Abilene, have you made it to Palo Pinto Mountains State Park  yet?  I'm heading west in a few months and can reroute via I-20  


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#3 West Texan

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Posted 19 June 2020 - 06:01 AM

Since your in Abilene, have you made it to Palo Pinto Mountains State Park  yet?  I'm heading west in a few months and can reroute via I-20  

Bubba,
I have not been to Palo Pinto Mountains State Park. I have ridden most of the roads around Palo Pinto and I have never seen a sign marking the park. 😳 Friends and I used to ride to Strawn and eat at Marys a lot (a place to definitely visit, but be hungry).
I will do some looking into it now that you brought it to my attention. Thanks.
Be safe in your travels.
Jim

Edit: I just looked up the park and it is in planning and building stage. It also shows to be on a dead end road and that is why I have never seen a sign for it, while out riding. The website does not give any opening date for the park. If this park takes off, Marys will have to expand or build another building!

On a second note: There is another park north of me outside of Amarillo, called Palo Duro Canyon State Park, which I have camped in and really liked. Are you thinking of that one?

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#4 Bubba

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Posted 20 June 2020 - 02:49 AM

Thanks for the info. Been to Palo Duro several times.  I was just looking for a new place to pop in on my way to Big Sky Country.


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#5 Hot Toddy

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Posted 20 June 2020 - 06:19 AM

Palo Pinto is west of Fort Worth near Mineral Wells. Palo Duro is out near Amarillo. Different parks but both lovely. If you want to treat yourself to a crown jewel in Texas, spend a few nights at Fort Griffin State Historical Site, located just 50 miles northeast of Abilene. The fort is surrounded by sprawling ranches and minimal light pollution, giving it some of the darkest skies in Texas. No cell phone or television signals, but one of the best "dark spots" in Texas for stargazing. It is also home to the Texas State Longhorn Herd and they have a nice little museum on the history of the fort and cattle drives. There are a few walking trails surrounding the campgrounds and the little town of Albany has a neat little art museum, so enough stuff to do for a few days. Fort Griffin may have become a state park since the last time we visited. Enjoy!

 

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#6 West Texan

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Posted 20 June 2020 - 07:36 AM

Palo Pinto is west of Fort Worth near Mineral Wells. Palo Duro is out near Amarillo. Different parks but both lovely. If you want to treat yourself to a crown jewel in Texas, spend a few nights at Fort Griffin State Historical Site, located just 50 miles northeast of Abilene. The fort is surrounded by sprawling ranches and minimal light pollution, giving it some of the darkest skies in Texas. No cell phone or television signals, but one of the best "dark spots" in Texas for stargazing. It is also home to the Texas State Longhorn Herd and they have a nice little museum on the history of the fort and cattle drives. There are a few walking trails surrounding the campgrounds and the little town of Albany has a neat little art museum, so enough stuff to do for a few days. Fort Griffin may have become a state park since the last time we visited. Enjoy!
 
Toddy


Neat place and if you want to visit there, try to go during the Fandango happening! 😊

#7 West Texan

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Posted 22 June 2020 - 06:08 PM

I am ready ( I am four days ahead of leaving. LOL ). Got everything loaded, except my medicines and my imaginary Nurse. 😉

#8 Mark Watson

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Posted 26 June 2020 - 08:57 AM

I just called Ft Griffin State Historical Park today and Eric on of the rangers said they are not a state park. They used to be but not any more. So the Texas State Park Pass will not get  you into the park for free.


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#9 West Texan

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Posted 26 June 2020 - 12:57 PM

Oops!
Still a neat >local area< park! 😉