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Old 10-13-2009, 06:26 AM   #1
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After Topsail heading West

Thinking about going a bit west any suggestions along rt10?

Any suggestions about the Rio Grand Valley in general or other ideas where to go we have about 2 weeks to spend time there or elsewhere.

I can drive 600 a day so can consider other locations.
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Old 10-13-2009, 08:32 AM   #2
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Texas is a BIG place

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Alibates Flint Quarries National Monument
Fritch, TXNational MonumentAmistad National Recreation Area
Del Rio, TXNational Recreation AreaBig Bend National Park
The big bend of the Rio Grande, TXNational ParkBig Thicket National Preserve
Beaumont, TXNational PreserveChamizal National Memorial
El Paso, TXNational MemorialEl Camino Real de Tierra Adentro National Historic Trail
NM,TXNational Historic TrailFort Davis National Historic Site
Fort Davis, TXNational Historic SiteGuadalupe Mountains National Park
Salt Flat, TXNational ParkLake Meredith National Recreation Area
Fritch, TXNational Recreation AreaLyndon B Johnson National Historical Park
Johnson City, TXNational Historical ParkPadre Island National Seashore
Corpus Christi, TXNational SeashorePalo Alto Battlefield National Historic Site
Brownsville, TXNational Historic SiteRio Grande Wild & Scenic River
Southwest Texas, TXWild & Scenic RiverSan Antonio Missions National Historical Park
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Old 10-13-2009, 11:29 AM   #3
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Greetings from the Florida Panhandle

I know that it's kind of close to Topsail, but the Biloxi/Gulfport area of the Mississippi Gulf Coast is a nice place to visit.

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Old 10-13-2009, 01:00 PM   #4
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Stuff to Consider....

Texas is cool - no doubt about it. We used to live there and certainly plenty of things to do and see. However, consider the following:

Mobile, AL is interesting - Bellingrath Gardens, lots of history. http://www.bellingrath.org/

Natchez Trace Parkway winds through three states Natchez Trace Parkway (U.S. National Park Service)

History of the blues and lots of U.S. history Mississippi Delta - Mississippi Delta Blues - Mississippi Tourism

New Orleans still has lots of things going on and you could stop by for a day or so and help out with Habitat for Humanity Volunteer Calendar

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Western LA - Lafayette and environs - is great for enjoying Cajun culture, especially the food. Mebbe a bit of zydeco with your 'dads. Tour the Tabasco factory and snack on a little boudain.

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If you go down the east coast of Texas and take the ferry to Galveston you will get an idea of what a hurricane can do. The last mile before the ferry was completely removed from the map except for the road. Not the prettiest site but reality.

Galveston has a great air museum.

If you go through Morgan City La ask someone to direct you to Reta Mae's restaurant. It is not on main street. The bread pudding I took out lasted me 3 days and the burger was a good size to split between you.
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If you get up towards Amarillo, Palo Duro SP is very cool. Lots of critters, you drive down into the canyon following check-in.

We liked it a lot.

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