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North America » United States » Texas » Killeen April 17th 2018

With my seasonal rate based on a month by month calendar, my departure date from Countryside RV Resort in Apache Junction AZ came on Sunday, April 8, 2018 instead of my normal Wednesday travel day. After some looking, thinking and tweaking, I decided that wouldn’t be a problem. Since my first bona fide tourist destination would be New Orleans LA, a drive of about 1500 miles, and since I had two stops in Texas that I wanted to make (but, indeed, stops than could not justify a full week-long visit), I set my arrival date in New Orleans for Wednesday, April 18, 2018 and worked my way backwards to my “eviction” date. So, on a superb, sunny Sunday morning with highs forecast for the upper 90s, I departed for Van Horn TX. Since Arizona does not ... read more
I Was So Hungry, I Forgot to Get the Picture Before I Started Eating
The Courtyard Sets the Mindset for the Hotel
The Artifacts Are Nicely Displayed and Well Documented

North America » United States » Texas » Killeen April 29th 2015

ROADTRIP 2012 10 STATES 22 DAYS The ride was 22 days, 10 states and 6100 miles. My name is Sonny and I am a contractor working in KUWAIT. I only get to come home once a year and that’s for about 30 days so I try to do as much riding as I possibly can. The planning for this trip started in August of 2011 right after my last trip. The route changed several times as I researched what there was to see in the states that I was planning on riding through. The primary plan was to ride old route 66 from Amarillo Texas to Barstow California, at least as much of it as we could. My riding partner and I met at Denny’s for breakfast at 4am, we had packed the bikes the night ... read more
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North America » United States » Texas » Killeen December 1st 2011

Made it to Killeen, Texas, home of Fort Hood, the largest military base in the contiguous US -- over 340 square miles. There are four freeway exits to get on the base. The place is huge. Much for a visitor to do, museums indoor and out and of course memorials. At any given time there can be 40 to 60,000 military and civilians on the base. Now the real fun... spending time with the grandkids.... read more
An old wrecker
A forerunner to the civilian jeep cj

North America » United States » Texas » Killeen October 4th 2010

Killeen, a city of 120,000, is located off Interstate 35 about midway between Waco and Austin. It was named after Frank P. Killeen, assistant general manager of the Gulf, Colorado, and Santa Fe Railway. The city sits adjacent to Fort Hood, which is billed as the most populous military base in the world. There is not much to see in Killeen, however Fort Hood has two military museums which are worth visiting. They are the 1st Cavalry Museum and the 3rd Cavalry Museum. Fort Hood is named after General John Bell Hood, a Confederate general. Hood was born in Kentucky in 1831 and received an appointment to West Point in 1849. Upon graduation, he was commissioned a Brevet 2nd Lieutenant. His first combat occurred in 1857 with Indians in Texas, a conflict in which he was ... read more
WWII M-3 light tank (U.S.)
WWII German anti-tank gun
Tank, Peoples Rep of China




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