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Friday, March 29, 2013


We spent a week in Texas. It seemed like mostly driving. Texas is one big state.

Free, overnight camping was not easily found. Our first night was spent in the Saddleback Mountain RV Park (EXIT 212 I-10, Balmorhea, TX, 79718 (432) 375-2418.) It's a bare bones site with full hook-ups. The park is clean, attractively landscaped and has a nature walk.The campsites were level. The park is right off the interstate, but the noise level wasn't too bad.There are no facilities and although I read on line that free WiFi was available, I was not able to connect to the internet on their network. Check in at the convenience store. $20.00/$10.00 with Passport America.

We made our way through the Texas Hill Country.The Texas wild flowers should have been in full bloom, but due to the devastating drought throughout, Texas things were looking pretty brown.
I didn't take into account spring break for both the colleges and grade schools. The Texas state parks were packed. For the next week I camped at privately owned RV parks.

Our next night was spent at the Roadrunner RV Park in Johnson City (501 S. US HWY 281
Johnson City, TX (830) 868-7449) This park provides your basic side by side camping, full hook-ups, free WiFi and a host of other amenities. The sites were level and it was clean and quiet. $25.00 a night and  the Good Sam's Club discount was honored. No pictures, though! I just wanted off the road and to take a shower!
I met and camped with a high school buddy in Wimberly, TX.  Wimberly is a pretty cool town with a pretty cool vibe. We, especially Stumpy, enjoyed the Blanco River.
Water! At long last!
We stayed at Green Acres RV Park. (340 Wayside Dr Wimberley (512) 847-3772.) LaVonne, the park owner is wonderfully friendly and accommodating. The park is very clean, with full hook-ups but there are no facilities. There are some larger sites, but I was in the smallest site I have ever seen, anywhere. I was fortunate, however, to find a place to park, anywhere, due to school holidays.

The deer visited a couple times a day.
I'm still seeing cactus, though.
I left Wimberly and spent one more night in Texas.
 I found this rest area o-line and the setting was described as camp-like. NOT!!! I was surrounded by 18 wheelers in a matter of hours. I parked at the far end of the rest area in order to give them as much room as possible. One parked so close that I could not get out my door, in the morning.
Buh bye, Texas!
Thanks, Denise, for driving up to meet me and showing me  the Texas Hill Country. I can't wait to see you, in October!




  1. Driving across Texas does seem to take forever. :(

  2. I so agree - Texas takes forever and ever to drive across. Stumpy looks so very very happy in that water. Our girls like the desert. Don't put them near water.

  3. Omg, the look on Stumpy's face is hilarious! Too bad we can't see Denise's, lol!

  4. Yep, Texas is a huge state! Doesn't seem you passed through in my area (Houston). I was near Wimberly last week traveling back from Dallas though. I love the Hill Country. I really do, I find it very peaceful there. I got to see some bluebonnets, but not as many as years past. Stumpy sure is enjoying that water!

  5. Judy, taking the state roads, some, helped easy the monotony of the interstate.

    Jim and Sandie, Stumpy would live with the fish if she could!

    Carey, Stumpy has a very expressiveface. Quite frequently she'sgiving me the stink eye! I'll send pics of Denise... should have done it before, but I forgot!

    TexCyn, I was really hoping to catch that wild flower bloom, I have heard so much for me. I won't whine when all I can think of is those poor farmers and ranchers trying to keep their livestock alive.

  6. My little doggies love the water, too.