First Monday Trade days

Today we went to Canton, TX about 25 miles south of us to the monthly “First Monday Trade Days”. This has been going on in this town since the late 1800’s. The circuit court convened every first Monday, so people from all around came to town to buy, sell, and trade. There is one main venue that has almost 28 miles of walking in streets and through many buildings. We didn’t walk that much. The vendors are open at 9:00 AM Thursday thru Monday and sell every kind of stuff. We didn’t buy much, but we had a good time.

On the way home, we picked up Charley at the groomers in Wills Point and headed over to Lake Tawakani State park for a look. What a super park to camp in. There are seventy-eight sites, some long pull-thru’s. Many have 50 Amp and sewer connections. Nightly rates are $24 for 50A/W/S. I don’t know about the 4th of July weekend, but the park was not crowded today.

Author: John Huggins

John is a retired Navy Electronics Technician Chief. He traded the Navy adventure for a job in manufacturing quality assurance in 1986, and traded the job for the RV adventure in early 2005. Kathy has held jobs in the medical office arena as well as raising two sons. We now have 5 grand children and one great grand child.We have done much volunteer work since hitting the road including working at the Escapees CARE center in Livingston, Texas. We also are registered Red Cross disaster volunteers, and served in a Hurricane Katrina shelter in San Antonio, Texas.Our connection to Sarasota started in 1995 when John was transferred from New Jersey to work for Electro Corporation, later to become a division of Honeywell. He retired in 2004 and we bought our motorhome and hit the road.We are life members of the Escapees RV Club, as well as members of Good Sam Club and Family Motorcoach Association (FMCA). We hold campground memberships in Thousand Trails, RPI, and Passport America. Our home park is Hart Ranch in Rapid City, SD.Lately, we have worked in campgrounds in PA, IL, SD, AZ, and FL.Nowadays, we have become podcasters, broadcasting our show, Living the RV Dream on the internet. We also have this blog we are having fun with. Check out our Books page for our books on RVing and Workamping.

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  1. Hey John and Kathy….. I know getting that book out has taken a lot of time but I click on your blog link everyday as I sit sipping my coffee hoping for a new post! Have a great day and safe travels.

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