Thursday, October 27, 2016

Hanging out in Texarkana

We moved to Texarkana on Tuesday, with reservations for two nights. Our plan was to see what there was to see in the area on Wednesday, before moving on Thursday. But when I Googled "things to do in Texarkana" I got things like "visit the Post office." Texarkana is split into a Texas side and an Arkansas side, and apparently the US Post office has a line going down the center of it since it straddles both states.

So we decided to skip the sightseeing and take a day to do what we wanted. Which for Bob was to do maintenance work on the RV slides, do laundry, and hang up a bracket for my coffee filters; and for me was make homemade sandwich buns, make ravioli from scratch, and warp up a loom.

It was a nice day. And to be fair to Texarkana, there are other things to do here such as the Four States Auto Museum and visit the historical Perot Theater. We just didn't feel like doing them on this pass-through.  That's ok. There will be something to do next time we visit the area.

A month ago, Bob and I requested ballots to be sent to my sister, for her to forward them to us so we could vote in the Texas elections. Mine arrived and I voted about two weeks ago, but Bob's ballot never arrived. He called our voting office in Livingston yesterday and was told the ballot went to Williamsburg, NM, where we had requested primary ballots to be sent months ago. And I'd like to point out that he never got that ballot either, as the voting office decided he was not registered (even though Bob had registered when he got his driver's license.)  So they are two-for-two. Fortunately, we will be in town and Bob can vote tomorrow.

So we are off to Livingston today (Thursday) and will be there for three nights before heading to the Temple, TX area to visit my sister, Gail, and her family. Can't wait to see them again!


  1. Hi Trisha,

    I just found your blog through your Ravelry profile page, in part because I am very interested in band weaving. I had to laugh when I saw the title of this post. I grew up not very far from Texarkana, in Shreveport, LA. Hoppin' place, huh?

  2. I love visiting new places, and I'm sure we will return to see what Texarkana has to offer, one day. I'm happy that you found me here--I love band weaving and there will be more to come :)