Saturday, October 29, 2011


We went to Huntsville on Friday to see the Sam Houston Museum.  I was like oh no not another museum but this one was very interesting.

The first building we saw was the bear hunting lodge where he stayed while bear hunting.

We then moved around to see his law office.

After seeing the law office we went to the kitchen.  There were students from a school there so they were showing actual demonstrations of how things were in the 1800's so we were got to see cooking in the kitchen on coals.  She was making cornbread and popcorn for the schools children.

Then we moved to the demonstration of the musket and shotgun.  These were for hunting.  He put black powder in the shot gun and had the students say fire in the hold and fired the gun.  Boy was that loud.

The next stop was the Woodland Home where four of their eight children were born.

The last stop was at the Steamboat House where he died in 1863 and his funeral was held in the parlor.

When we left there we were both hungry so we decided to see if we could find Margarita's Restaurant.  It was recommended by our friend Judy.  The food was great.  We were both stuffed when we left.  Thanks Judy.

Our last stop would be to see the Sam Houston statue.  It was a short drive from the restaurant.  The statue is 67' tall.

We headed back to the Escapees RV Park in Livingston.  We had to stop at Walmart for a few things and H-E-B for fuel on the way back.  It was a great day.

Today we just hung around at the Escapees Park for a down day.  We will be leaving Texas tomorrow after six months headed to Bossier, LA to see our friends Jim and Elizabeth.  Thanks for following our adventure.


  1. Nice Photos!! Love the Steamboat House ;o))

    Can't believe you've been in Texas for 6 months. Definitely time for a change!!

    Safe Travels and Happy Trails....

  2. Glad the weather there is nice. Nice tour of Sam Houston!

  3. The weather looks WONDERFUL to me!! Soak in some of that warmth for us! :)

    We are sure looking forward to joining you guys on the road. :))

  4. Awesome pictures and info! We were actually near y'all in Tomball on Friday afternoon at our son's house. Sorry we did not get a chance to see y'all before you headed out today. Looking forward to hearing more of your adventures!