Saturday, February 24, 2024

Camping at the Lofer West Park COE Campground

We left Long Branch, TX this morning and headed west, bypassing the Dallas/Ft Worth Metro areas to the south and setting up camp at a Corps of Engineers campground on Lake Whitney, TX.

Before we got to the campground however, we made a stop in Hillsboro, TX to check out the Roadside America Museum.  Not connected to the website which provides a directory of roadside attractions; this museum has been called a "hidden gem".  

It's basically the owner's hobby/passion of collecting what I would call "Americana" that one could find in traveling around the states back in the late 1950's and 60's.

The museum boasts the largest collection of Grapette memorabilia, apparently a favorite drink of the owner when he was a youngster.

See how many of the memorabilia awaken memories for you:

I found the hotdog a bit troubling

You could wear the Mr Peanut costume...

An old soda fountain

token moto content

Alvin and the Chipmunks

Yep, that's a real coffin...

We got to the campground and checked into our site with no issues.  We rested and relaxed the rest of the afternoon away.

Sunset was pretty good.


SonjaM said...

The sunset pics are indeed marvellous, Dom. Cheers, SonjaM

Oz said...

I respect and appreciate you discipline in getting sunset photos. They are consistently great photos and today's are no exception.
Looks like a great museum. I can't believe you wanted to miss the fun loving, easy-going and courteous drivers in the Dallas metromess :)

redlegsrides said...

Danke, SonjaM!

redlegsrides said...

Thanks Oz, as to the Dallas Metromess....I like that moniker! We're very much "done" with crowds and stupid drivers endemic to all big cities at this point....plenty of such in the smaller cities of course but less chances of being cutoff.

RichardM said...

The Lake Whitney CoE park looks pretty nice. We’ve stayed down the road at the Lake Whitney TT park several times and like the area.

redlegsrides said...

The whole area is pretty nice, RichardM. Probably better if one owns a boat!