Friday, 21 November 2008

Now in Port Lavaca, TX

We left Beaumont, TX at 9:30 a.m. The skies were clear but it was windy and 48F (9C). Below is a photo of the 'hidden lake' of the Hidden Lake RV Resort where we stayed last night.

We were traveling along nicely till we just got into Houston then the traffic backed up. There was construction in the area but as we found out there was an accident in the right lane on the bridge over the San Jacinto River consequently three lanes of traffic plus one lane merging onto I-10 had to go down into one lane! We were bumper to bumper for about 45 minutes.

We saw a lot of damage from Hurricane Ike on our way that hasn’t been repaired. Lots of blue tarps on roofs and lots of roofs missing or partly missing.

After we got on the Sam Houston Parkway (toll road) we sailed along. Not many people use the toll road.

We had looked on the internet at an RV park called Oceanside in Port Lavaca. We arrived there around 2:30 p.m. Not a place I would recommend. The sites are too close together and the park didn’t give me any warm and fuzzy feelings. I had also made note of another RV park called the Powderhorn RV Park & Marina which was only about 5 miles away so together with instructions I had from Google maps that I had looked up this morning and Miss Pinky we got here. It’s way off the beaten path and when I first saw it, I wasn’t impressed. We went to the office but no one was there. We were just getting ready to head to Rockport to Goose Island State Park when the lady came out of the marina and said they had one pull through - $25.00/30 amp full hook up. Gordon was tired so we decided to take it for one night. She said we could set up and then go in and pay her.

Photos of our site at Powderhorn RV Park

View out our side living room window

When I went in to pay she said we could stay for a week for $100.00 so that may be a possibility. I also saw that they had a great library in the rec hall so I went over there and gave them some books and also picked some up. They also invited us to have dinner with them but unfortunately the roast was already in the oven and he had put flour in for the gravy.

We’re here, we’re tired but glad to be almost at our final destination.

The cold front that went through last night also affected this area so our high today was only 61F (16C) and as is normal for us when we come to Texas the next week will be cloudy!

1 comment:

  1. Glad to see you have made it to Texas, we are in Quartzsite and our connection is a little tenuous so I don't get onto chat to easily. Say hi to the regulars.


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