Thursday, 20 November 2008

From Louisiana to Texas

We woke up to pea soup fog this morning so Gordon went out to Lake Martin to take photos. I stumbled my way on the loop around the lake. We didn't really start getting ready to leave till the fog cleared shortly after 9 a.m. so didn't get on the road till 10:50 a.m. By then it was 74F (23C). Today's trip was very boring on I-10, no really pretty things to take photos of.

There are however these pretty grasses that you see all over the south. Here they are separating the east and west lanes of I-10.

Here are some signs that I recognized the names of as we arrived in Beaumont. People from the rv-dreams chatroom live in these places.

It's hard to believe we've been on the road over a month now. We left our home base in Carleton Place, ON on October 14th!

We arrived in Texas around 1:00 p.m. We made it!

Here I am in front of the Lone Star at the Welcome Center.

There was lots of construction on I-10 as we got in to Texas. According to the couple who own the RV park here, Beaumont is booming and all the RV parks and hotels are full with construction workers. We were lucky that we got here early and got their only pull thru site. We are at Hidden Lake RV Resort which is a new RV park that just opened in April. It is Passport America. For $17.50 we got a full hook up, pull thru site with free wifi and cable TV. The park itself isn't what you'd call beautiful but it's functional. Their washrooms/showers are individual bathrooms which we like and they are very clean. Their laundry has only two washers and two dryers. The couple who own the park are very nice and accommodating. I'm not sure what the temperature here is but it's very nice and warm. We have our Fantastik Fan running and it's beautiful inside the RV.

Here's our site

And an RV park photo

I'm off to have a nice hot shower at the campground bathroom!

This is just an overnight stop so we only setup the bare minimum. We're off to Port Lavaca in the morning!

For Gordon's blog for today, click here.


    I hope that you will have a lovely time here, and the weather will be great for your stay.
    Happy Trails, Penny, North of Conroe, TX

  2. The long awaited TEXAS destination. Thanks for the cg pictures!!

  3. Well guys, this is the closest we've ever been to each other. We being in New Braunfels Texas
    Happy travelling

  4. I live in Port Lavaca, welcome to one of the best unknown beach boondocking locations on the gulf...

    ask if you want to know how to get there and I will give you a tour...


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