We left Page AZ as soon as the sun came up, we knew we were losing an hour of travel time. Thankful for the auxiliary fuel tank in the back bed, we had miles to get under our wheels. Days end found us in Truth and
Consequences NM, Cielo RV Park served the purpose, a place to plugin for the night and nearby fuel for the truck. 601 miles down.
The next morning found us once again on the road as the sun came up. A few bathroom stops and 602 miles we pulled into the Kerrville KOA Journey. Another park that served our purpose, close to the highway where wecould plug in and get fuel nearby. That evening on FB I read of the mayor of Port Aransas saying he was going to shut the island down, stressed me out. Not a good night's sleep that night.
4:15am found me awake, 4:30am we were pulling out. 244 miles and at 8:30am we found ourselves pulling into our site at Gulf Waters, 9:30 found us at our local HEB getting a few things. I even saw some elusive TP at the
store at that time. Since we have plenty I refrained from purchasing more. By the afternoon Dave had caught a few whiting and was catching up with his fishing buddies.
Observations from our 1415 mile dash: lots of truckers on the road, lots of CA cars heading east, some closed rest areas, lots of long trains with containers on them, less vehicular traffic, some RVs but not as many as usual, campgrounds were open but not their store/office and getting around the cities were a breeze.
So, for now, we will hunker down here, chances are they will be canceling May's reservations here so we should be set in place for a while. I haven't experienced an April on the TX Gulf Coast since 1971, that was shortly before my dad's job took him to NY.
Yesterday we spent on the beach, it could be closed down in the near future so we took advantage of the beautiful day.closed rest areas, lots of long trains with containers on them, less vehicular traffic, some RVs but not as many as usual, campgrounds were open but not their store/office and getting around the cities were a breeze.
For those who don't know why ended up here in TX. The COE campgrounds nationwide are closing or not opening on time, which is why we headed to TX. Our project doesn't normally open until 4/16 so no campgrounds are turned on yet. All COE parks are being closed and those not opened are delayed. The earliest possible opening date now is 5/15 but that will likely change. Unfortunately for the national parks, while they weren't charging, people took it as an open invitation to gather together, the services at them were closed and it was getting out of control. Lots of state parks have closed for the same reason. They are waiving the fees at BLM land, but for us, that would require too many trips into town for fuel. Thankfully many COE and state parks are letting hosts who are already there stay. We are thankful our RV park closed down to new incoming rentals and no one was on our site at the time. We now have somewhere to shelter, while not nearby my folks, my brother and family now live nearby and we have a large group of friends here, though we all have to keep our distance. Be safe and take care.
Until next time...