A note from Sharry Kahanek

We have a new member of HOTC—Kristy Halvorsen. She’s a single full timer on an adventure from Florida west across the US. I “met” her on Airstream Addicts when she posted that her Hensley hitch broke and she had limped to a campground about 55 miles west of San Antonio. I figured she must either be in Kerrville or Fredericksburg. So we reached out to her to offer our assistance. It ends up she was in Kerrville and was able to order a replacement hitch and put it on herself. She stopped over on her way to New Mexico to let Henry check it out. It was late and we invited her to stay over at our place. It ended up that she and Henry got into a big project building storage in the back of her pickup bed, much like what he built in ours. She was here several days and I encouraged her to join WBCCI even if it was member at large. Her last day here she said she was joining and wanted to join our unit. So when her name shows up at HOTC, that’s the story of how it came to be.

What a great example of  Airstream Family!

Stomp in the Swamp

Join us May 13th for a campout at one of the most beautful state parks in Texas, Caddo Lake State Park. We have lots of activities planned including boat rides, canoeing, a fried catfish dinner and great fellowship. Click on May 13th on our Events page for more information.

A Supreme Time at WinStar!

Join us at the WinStar World Casino & Resort in Thackerville, Oklahoma, February 26-27.

Try your luck on a penny slot machine, see a living legend, have a hot stone massage or sleep late snugly tucked into your silver home. The clubhouse pavilion will be available for our traditional “Happy Hour” gatherings, in case of inclement weather.

Schedule:

Friday at 9 pm, the one and only Diana Ross
Saturday at 8 pm, American country music star Gary Allan

See our calendar for more details.

Pull Out the Longjohns!

Join the HOTC for a January camp-out.

Where: Fort Richardson State Park, Jacksboro, Texas
When:  January 15-18

Enjoy a Ranger-guided walking tour of the historic site at 10am on Saturday, fishing in Quarry Lake and traditional HOTC happy hours and community meals.

History

Established in November 1867, Fort Richardson was named in honor of General Israel B. Richardson, who died in the Battle of Antietam during the Civil War. The fort was the northernmost of a line of federal forts established after the Civil War. Soldiers arrived in Jacksboro in 1866 with orders to establish a fort at Buffalo Springs, 20 miles north of Jacksboro. Due to unhealthy conditions at Buffalo Springs and the constant Indian raids, the fort was abandoned. The soldiers returned to Jacksboro and eventually received orders to establish a fort on the south bank of Lost Creek. Expeditions sent from Fort Richardson arrested Indians responsible for the Warren Wagon Train Massacre in 1871 and fought Comanches in Palo Duro Canyon. The fort was abandoned in May 1878.

The property was owned and managed by the city of Jacksboro until 1968, when the state of Texas acquired it and opened it to the public as a state park.

Interpretive Guide

Walking Tour