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Old 01-21-2008, 05:28 PM   #1
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People will never cease to amaze me…………

This weekend we had gone camping at Ft. Richardson in Jacksboro, Texas. We had a pretty good time except for my kiddos running off and not asking or telling us where they would be going. They have lost some privileges for indiscretion. But that’s not the amazing thing.

This morning while we were packing up to head back to los casa, the folks in the site 2 down (nobody between us) were also packing up. Well I had done all the outside stuff, put away the rug, mats, raised the rear stabilizers, and dumped the tanks. As I’m walking back to the door of my trailer I notice that the guy next door had something shoved up in his sewer pipe (the sewer hose was long gone). As I watch a bit more attentively I notice that it’s a water hose and there is dark effluent spewing out of the sewer pipe as he works the hose in and out. And looking even closer I notice that this just isn’t any water hose……. You guessed it ladies and gents. It was his white drinking water hose that had previously been connected to his trailer’s fresh water inlet. This dude must’ve had that hose in there every bit of 6 feet working it like a snake to unclog a drain. Crap (literally) was spewing out while he was doing this. Not only is this not sanitary for him and his poor family that will have to use the water from that hose the next time they go camping but he effectively dumped crap all over the camp site. He had already used his sewer hose and had dumped his tanks but I guess he figured it needed a “real good cleaning”. Luckily for us we were up wind from his antics otherwise I probably would’ve blown chunks.


Anyway…………. Thought I’d share

Y’all have a good’n!
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Old 01-21-2008, 05:54 PM   #2
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dude
you did go get the park ranger right?
TEQC dont play with raw sewage dumping
we had a trukey do that here using a blue buggy
wow i cant believe folks would do that, prolly dont wahs his hands after the restroom either


so the rest of your weekend nice and cold???


i bet he was one of them UFO trekies visiting texas this weekend
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Old 01-21-2008, 06:02 PM   #3
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I was already hooked up and when we left the ranger wasn’t at the station although I know there was at least one on duty as I saw him earlier……. Holiday weekend and low staffing I suppose. I’ll probably call the park in the morning. Didn't even occur to me to call the office while I was watching the einstien. Probably too late now.

Rest of the weekend was pretty good. Froze Friday and Saturday night. They had the old hospital opened up so we were able to go in which we have never been able to do before. Pretty cool.
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Old 01-21-2008, 06:33 PM   #4
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shoot, you could have come here and FROZE with no do do on the ground
it was darn cold here to.BURRRRRRRRR
old hospital for what time frame??
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It was the original post hospital. Built shortly after the civil war. Ft. Richardson was to be used as a "frontier post" and was the Northern most in Texas. The hospital is one of the very few buildings on the post that were made of stone from a rock quary on the post. All the other buildings were built from mostly green lumber and logs and mud (you know, for those lowly enlisted scum). They (TPWD) along with a lot of civilians have done a great job of restoring several buildings on the post to include the hospital. There are era beds, tools, and other items of the period used in the hospital. There is also a Civil War carbine donated by a family with a replica of the soldier that carried it.

Ft. Richardson is one of my favorite State Parks. It has great history and it's only 70 miles away.

http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/spdest/f...rt_richardson/
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Greg,
I was fixin' to have a huge bowl of Gumbo when I read your post. Now I'll have to postpone it for a while.
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Aside from the crappy story (get it?) the fort looks like a cool place to visit. I love military history and historic sites... visited the "Citadel' in Quebec City this summer (Wolf vs Montcalm... English vs French... 1750's war for North America... mind you if the french had won, the Revolutionary War would have lasted maybe a week and a half.) A real great site to visit too if you're ever in the neighbourhood.
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I have heard of people doing this but I have yet to witness it, thank God. Some people just don't THINK!!! I hope he had enough sense to wear rubber gloves.

Speaking of old forts, if anyone is ever in the Mobile, AL area you must take the short drive to visit Fort Gaines on Dauphin Island. From there you can take a ferry across Mobile Bay and see Fort Morgan. Both were Confederate forts during the civil war and, had the confederates won the Battle of Mobile Bay (Damn the torpedos, full speed ahead) the civil war would have lasted longer than it did.

Both of the forts are self-guided tours and you can touch and feel everything. Both have small museums that are worth going through. For the most part, both forts are completely intact.
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Old 01-22-2008, 04:03 PM   #9
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I called the park this morning and informed the ranger of what I witnessed. He said they would "take care of it".


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I have heard of people doing this but I have yet to witness it, thank God. Some people just don't THINK!!! I hope he had enough sense to wear rubber gloves.
Nope. No rubber gloves.
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Well it goes to show there are morons everywhere.... I hope the ranger does contact him and lets him know he's not welcome back.
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