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Old 11-18-2010, 06:59 AM
 
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Thanks everyone for their suggestions! I'm going to have to do some digging We're taking the RV out this weekend & all of next week to try to scope out some areas. Our lease is up at the end of March so we want to get a head start on at least the areas we want to be. So I guess I'm going to be doing a bunch of research today!

These area a great start - if anyone else has any suggestions - Let me hear them

Thanks again!
Nicole
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Old 11-18-2010, 07:07 AM
 
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Most of West Texas is like a desert...... If you want trees move to the Piney Woods of East Texas...I'd look for something around Lake Livingston...

I'm not knocking West Texas, I grew up there in Odessa and other towns as a kid...But it's not for everyone...
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Old 11-18-2010, 08:33 AM
 
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Thanks Houston3 - we actually kind of enjoy the desert / high desert mountains. For example, we love Terlingua & the Big Bend area - it's just too remote for us.

But hubby wants to stay west - 1 to really get out of the city & 2 to be closer to hunting areas (mostly predator hunting - hence the need for a more open area)....
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Old 11-18-2010, 09:47 AM
 
Location: Texas State Fair
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For your excursion, head out towards Llano, west to Brady, to San Angelo, northeast to Ballinger (along that route you'll go thru Rowena and near Lowake - think steaks), north to Winters, thru Tuscola and Buffalo Gap and to Abilene. On your route back head a bit southeast to Coleman, head east to Brownwood then on home.

You'll have seen a part of the Texas where my dad raised me (not including San Angelo).

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Old 11-19-2010, 03:54 PM
 
Location: Greenville, Delaware
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The town of Brady, which is the geographical heart of Texas, would also be worth a look on your way to or from San Angelo. Much farther north, Albany is really in cowboy country as is pretty much everything west of Fort Worth and east of Lubbock. Post, out near Lubbock, is also a nice little western town but not yet on the South Plains, so much more scenic than Lubbock. Also, though not quite West Texas by most people's definition, Stephenville, southwest of Fort Worth, is a nice little cowboy town in a rather pretty area and sort of out by itself, though it is feasible to get into Fort Worth easily in case of some need (larger, more comprehensive hospital facilities, etc.).
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Old 11-25-2010, 06:29 PM
 
Location: From TX to VA
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That's about as far out as you can get.
But boy, what a view!
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