Goose Island State Park

This is one of my most favorite places to park. Right on the water, next to Aransas and the whooping cranes, and near Rockport. While I plan on being here for several days, the weather will be a bit unsettled at times. Breezy right now, tomorrow will be quite cool, then warming up and possible […]

Choke Canyon State Park

My friends Mark and Renita enjoy this park a lot, and I’d driven past it a few times planning on visiting sometime. They like it for the kayaking and birding, and I can see why. Nice place.

Before I got settled in I spotted some caracara, green jays, and golden-fronted woodpeckers. One of my neighbors […]

Seeing San Antonio

South of downtown are 5 Spanish missions, quite large facilities, and quite attractive. They immediately reminded me of the great Southern plantations: the Big House, the carefully laid-out fields, the numerous outbuildings, and of course, the large population of slave workers. I was impressed by what was accomplished with purely human labor in the South, […]

San Antonio

I’m in an Escapee park in Hondo, just west of SA. I had forgotten how pretty Hill Country is, so it’s nice to be somewhere other than the Texas desert.

The first order of business was Texas BBQ. It’s been way too long. Next up is the real, authentic Tex-Mex, both of which I’ll have […]

Junction, Texas

I made it across the desert and am into Hill Country. The RV park here is very nice, but their wifi sucks and my Verizon barely works.

Tomorrow it’s Hondo, to the Escapee park for a few days.

Balmorhea again

This is one of the nicest places to stay I’ve seen. Not fancy, but great parking spaces, extremely quiet, a welcome respite from the drive, and very interesting. The warm spring spouts up in a giant swimming pool (built in the 1930’s), and is diverted through a series of cienegas and canals which support the […]

Balmorhea State Park

I’m still in west Texas but I can see the Davis mountains now. Still a long haul to Hill Country.

Balmorhea is an old CCC park built around a warm, perpetual spring. It’s a good spot in the desert for birds, and quite comfy.

My plan is to use state parks a lot this trip, […]

I Hate Tires

About an hour out of Van Horn I pulled off the check my trailer tires, and one blew out as soon as I pulled into the gravel turnout. I called Coachnet, and a guy showed up a bit later to put on my spare, which I don’t really trust much. Only trivial damage to the […]


Ahhh…West Texas. Days of driving through nothing of interest. Shoddy towns with gas stations and maybe a weed-filled RV lot. I’m in an OK place tonight in Van Horn, which is a crappy town.

I inspected my tires and axles every 50 miles or so, and no trouble found.

I saw an oddity of some […]

Leaving Deming

Tomorrow I’m off to Texas, after 3 1/2 weeks in Deming. I enjoyed staying at LOWs, and met a lot people during their rally that I’ll see again . And then I sat out a storm front here in the SKP park with Ron and Linda for the last few days. All was quite nice […]