Category Archives: Texas

Nomadic Rest Stop in the Texas Panhandle


FB_IMG_1447200261253This is the time of year that those of us who live the nomadic life begin to scurry around to prepare for winter.   As the weather in the southeast began to deteriorate into a wet, chilly fall we found ourselves hightailing it westward. Continue reading

West Texas Town of Fort Stockton

After leaving San Antonio we were really excited to be getting to Robin's birth State of New Mexico but we needed another stop off while traversing the massive State of Texas. The Hilltop RV park in Fort Stockton, Texas was dusty, windy and very West Texas. This was a simple parking lot style park with relatively tight pull-through's on gravel. Everything worked and the spaces were level so no complaints and adequate for a few nights. 20140316_200634 (1024x766) 20140316_200247 (1024x756) We captured/experienced some wonderful West Texas sunsets, and got to play golf on a dry and crusty West Texas municipal golf course. IMAG1432 (1024x573) IMG_4608 (1024x574) IMG_4610 (1024x576) All in all we are enjoying hitting the road again as we headed to our next destination, Carlsbad Caverns, New Mexico. Stay tuned. View Larger Map

The Hangover – San Antonio, Texas

Written by: Jeremy Our next main stop-over after Sam Houston Jones State Park was San Antonio, Texas and back to a crowded KOA. The place was full due to an upcoming Miley Cyrus concert and a WWE wrestling event at the AT&T center across the street. Both events made for great people watching around camp. I never really understood Miley's popularity, but after watching a week of local news coverage  of crusty Texas state legislators trying, frantically to pass a ridiculous new indecency laws aimed at preventing kids from seeing the show, her popularity is much clearer to me now. This is the first park to date where I refused the first site offered to us. It was on the side of a hill with several deep trenches that I just did not feel like battling for the relatively expensive park fee.We were given a different site that was acceptable but tight. This was a typical crowded KOA full of kids. On the up side, there was a wonderful bike path along a river for dog walking and we were right next door to a reasonable municipal golf course where we played a couple of fun (and dry!) 9-hole rounds. IMAG1416 (1024x571) IMG_4560 (1024x683) The other main draw was the proximity to the bus stop right across the street from the campground.  Most of the negative reviews for this park were due to the "bad neighborhood". We found that claim to be ridiculous. Obviously just people that are not comfortable with a city. The only shady people we encountered were registered campers. We happily took advantage of the public transportation for a very fun day on the San Antonio River walk on the Weekend before St. Patrick's day. They dyed the river green and we did a little St. Patty's day drinking, Tex-Mex style. IMAG1426 (1024x540) 20140315_153143 (1024x768) All in all it was a great day. I had been to the San Antonio River walk before, and it is definitely a recommended destination if you haven't been. The highlight for Robin was when one of the water-taxi drivers spotted me along the walk and announced to his full boat on PA speaker "Hey, look at that guy with the beard. He looks like the guy from the Hangover!"  I realize I put on a couple pounds eating Po Boy's in Mississippi, but Zach Galifianakis? Ok, maybe a little. imagesCAXDT4RZ IMAG1418 (1024x575) 20140315_171900 (1024x726) We also got a chance to meet some new friends in the San Antonio area. Gary and Michelle from Changing States 2013 recommended a great restaurant/bar called The Cove and we spent a fun evening conversing with a couple of new friends that are about to do what we did a little over six months ago. The Cove had an impressive selection of Texas craft beer, good locally sourced, veg friendly fare, and even a dog friendly porch where Gary and Michelle's three big dogs got all kinds of attention. Good luck guys. Hope to see you down the road! IMAG1406 (1024x575) 20140313_164643 (1024x742) View Larger Map