Darren, our running club president, and I drove 20 miles east over to Point Blank, Texas this morning to visit the old Robinson Plantation. It is now owned by the parents of Leah, one of our club members. She and her parents proposed it as a great place for a race. So, Darren and I went to check it out. What a beautiful place! The plantation house was built in 1857 and once sit on over 3,000 acres. Now it sits on a well-manicured 40 acres. The owners, Bill and Barbara, searching with metal detectors, have found many artifacts over the years. In fact, so many that they have built a museum to house and display their collection. The plantation was 8.4 miles from General Sam Houston's plantation and General Sam had visited the Robinson Plantation house many times, as well as Govenor Wood, the second govenor of Texas. We received a guided tour of the museum and a jeep tour of the entire grounds. Then, Leah and her parents treated us to a wonderful lunch at the plantation house. We have some running courses in mind and will try to set up a race their later.
In the meantime, I went to the ye olde state park this evening and ran 2 miles on the park roads, while the others ran trails.