Jan 12 Drive from Las Cruces, NM to Fort Stockton, Texas after getting the furnace to work. What a boring drive. Texas is a big state with lots of space. It’s kind of like driving through Saskatchewan, but without the towns along the way, or Northern Ontario without the trees or lakes. The campground is very busy because everyone wants to stop a five o’clock and in either direction it is another two hours until you could stop, meaning driving and setting up in the dark. No internet again for tonight. Tomorrow it’s breakfast at the café at the campground, then on the way to San Antonio. It is still below freezing at night and barely above during the day.
Jan 13 The drive from Fort Stockton to San Antonio was much better than yesterday's drive. The scenery and topography was much more varied. We were also welcomed to Texas by a man in uniform who informed us that the maximum length in Texas is 65 feet, but at one foot over he would let it slide. He suggested that if we were longer than that we could get a permit. We are going to spend a few days here looking around before we hit the long weekend crowd down here. We had dinner with Roberta & Wayne, and are parked at their place for the night.
Jan 14 Went to downtown San Antonio in the rain today and visited the Alamo and the River Walk. Afterwards we went to another of the Triple D diners just outside of San Antonio - the Texas Pride BBQ and Smokehouse.
Jan 15 After a wonderful breakfast with the hosts of the "Thompson's Bed, Breakfast and RV Park" (Wayne & Roberta)this morning, we stated a short drive to Lake Corpus Christi in the rain. Going to rest here for at least one night and head to South Padre Island for a few days of warmth and sunshine.
Jan 16 Still in Lake Corpus Christi today. The skies are finally lightening up with a few sunny minutes. There was over an inch of rain overnight. The weather is supposed to be much better for the next week, so it's off to the south in the morning. We are booked for up to a week at the South Padre Island KOA.