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Monday, November 28, 2016

Traveling South To Texas

October 30 - November 14, 2016

I am very behind in posting, we are currently in Port Aransas Texas at our lot in Gulf Waters Beachfront RV Resort. We had an enjoyable ride south and stayed at some very nice campgrounds.

Site 30
After leaving IL we headed to Columbus-Belmont State Park in Columbus KY. This park sits high above the Mississippi River. It is a small park and is the site of some Civil War battles, it was a great place to stay for a few days. Fuel and a small store were about  miles away but major conveniences were quite a ways away.

view from our site

For those interested in the Civil War this is an area steeped in this history.

The infamous Trail Of Tears also passes through this area. Remnants of the trail can be seen through out the park and area.

Our next stop was at Wallace Creek COE in Enid MS, this was a repeat visit and we were lucky enough to get the same site #28. This sites sits right out on the point and has some wonderful views.

A beautiful sunset to welcome us back.

               Our last campfire of the season.

 We were treated to a beautiful moon one evening.

The local wildlife kept us entertained going up and down our ladder.

One last beautiful sunrise to send us on our way south.

Our next stop was Poche's Fish N Camp in Breaux Bridge LA. A longer ride than we usually do and the LA roads are still as bad as they were last time we came through. Poche's is a nice part with 5 fishing ponds. The are a Passport America Park, for $20/night it was a great price. We enjoyed a few days there, eating Cajun food and enjoying the park. Almost all of the sites back up to a pond, free fishing for guests, but only what you can eat.


Dave caught a huge catfish, he says it tasted good.

Beautiful sunsets just outside our door. 
Our next drive took us around the north side of Houston to Tomball TX, located on the northwest side of Houston. Spring Creek City Park is a wonderful place with an 8 site FREE FHU campground at the city park, just a mile off of FM 249. You must have reservations here and you can make them 3 months in advance, you can only stay 7 nights in a calendar month. This park is nicer than some of the campgrounds we've paid for and will now be our go to place when we visit Dave's uncle who lives on the northwest side of Houston.

We were here to visit Dave's uncle Ray and aunt Beth, what a great 4 days we had hanging out with these two. Lots of reminiscing, making new memories and eating at some great restaurants.

Full Moon on the rise.

 Tres Leches Cake from Don Ramon's, one of the best Mexican dinners we've ever had.


We attended the Texas Renaissance Festival where you never know quite what you'll see.


              Dave certainly did enjoy the sites.

While some of my full time friends are getting compass tattoos I found this beautiful silver compass necklace that has become my favorite piece of jewelry.

We left the Houston area and headed south to the coast, with a quick wait for the ferry at Port Aransas we were soon pulling into our place at Gulf Waters Beachfront RV Resort where we will stay until sometime in late March. Our arrival at Gulf Waters was the culmination of 6.5 months of traveling where we covered 11670 miles. We sure took the long way here.

    Dolphins to great us home.

It's nice to be settled in for awhile.

So that's a wrap on our summer travels, we've had an awesome time, made some great new friends and created some wonderful memories.

I won't be posting too much while we're here but if you find yourselves in the area look us up.

Until next time...


  1. I love your new compass necklace! Looks like such a nice place to be in Texas. I'm looking at a couple places in case we make it through that direction. Have you been to Victoria? There is a city park there with FHU for $12 a night. We will be passing through that general area and maybe stay a couple nights visiting friends in Austin. Will you still be there in April?

    1. We haven't stayed in Victoria but have shopped there when we stayed in Goliad. Sounds like a great price for a site, if you can't get free, you'll want the AC in April so the hookups might be nice. Not sure yet when we are leaving, Curt & Glenda talked about coming this way end of March and we've talked about traveling with them for awhile eastward across the coast.

  2. That was a big catfish and a lot of miles. It is good to stop for a while sometimes. We are taking a break in AZ and may have to checkout TX next year.

    1. After this past summer I'm so ready to be in one place of awhile. We'll be back in AZ next winter. This area of TX can be fickle weather over the winter, all depends on the year.

  3. I'm tired just reading this post. You've been busy. Great places to stop at Glad you're back in TX. We're still working on plans this spring. See you then.

    1. See now I wish I could be like you and do more timely blog updates. Think I got burned out on the AK trip. Just let us know when you've got your plans figured out, looking forward to traveling with you two for awhile.

  4. Very interesting and informative. Thanks for giving information about the deals you got on the parks en route to Texas. Say, we will be caravanning into Gulf Waters with another couple for one night on March 12. If you're still around, we'll say hello. Always nice to add to our "Bloggers we've met" list.

    1. Thanks for commenting. We should be in Gulf Water on March 12, I've marked the calendar and look forward to meeting you.


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