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This map probably gives you the best feel for our local. Interstate 30 runs
from Dallas through Sulphur Springs (no label), Mt. Vernon, and Mt. Pleasant.
The kids go to school in Mt. Vernon, which is about 12 miles south of us; Mt.
Pleasant is about twice that far southeast; Sulphur Springs three times as
far to the southwest; and we follow Rt. 271 northwest to Paris (north of
Sulphur Springs and off the map) about 40 miles to shop. The water visible
towards the bottom right is an arm of Lake Cypress Springs: 22 miles to the
nearest swimming and boating area we know about. The river cutting across
the map is White Oak Creek, and the Sulphur River forms the border between
Franklin County and Red River County on the north. (Red River County goes
right up to the Red River, which forms the boundary between Texas and
Not shown on the map is
Mt. Vernon's airport, about six miles southwest from our house - I'm a pilot
with about 4500 hours experience, very little of it recent.