April 26, 2013
Posts are a little out of order but I'm going to post for today to let everybody know where I am.
Actually we've been in Texas since Saturday, but driving West on Interstate 10 I am really learning how big this state is!!! So far I've stayed just northwest of Nuevo Laredo - where we crossed the border. Then on to San Antonio for three days - it's a fantastic city to visit. Then we headed west on Interstate 10, which is 881 miles long just in Texas! We spent two nights in a wonderful Texas State Park, South Llano River State Park ......
This is South Llano River State Park - one of the nicest campsites I've had on this trip.
Each campsite has lots of space - not parked one on top on the other - like some RV Parks.
Lincoln loved being outside and made a hit in the park - walking on the leash, which he did about 3 or 4 times a day. He's really turning into a feline-type dog! Lacy and I got our exercise by jog/biking around the Park. And, Eleanor watched some of our antics - and slept the rest of the time!
This is a view of the campground from my RV. Renate is parked on my other side
The only negative about South Llano - no cell phone or Internet reception. Drats!
April 26, 2013 ... 5PM: This morning I headed again on west Interstate 10 out from South Llano R. State Park towards Balmorhea State Park - about 250 miles west between Fort Stockton and Van Horn. I plan to stay here for two nights also. It's much more arid and windy - high about 90 and low for tomorrow morning about 50. Here are some photos taken along the way...
Out in the middle of nowhere - our American Flag waving over this beautiful Texas hill country
We've got a long way to go to run out of country in this Country!
More open country
And more ...
Of course, everywhere I step out of the RV, I remind myself to be on the lookout for snakes and scorpions and spiders and mosquitos and ....
And, some Texas quotes:
George W. Bush: "Some folks look at me a see a certain swagger, which in Texas is called "walking"
General George S. Patton: "Give me an army of West Point graduates and I'll win a battle. Give me a handful of Texas Aggies, and I'll win a war!"
Sam Houston: "Texas has yet to learn submission to any oppression, come from what source it may."
Finally, the "Don't Mess with Texas" is a sign all along the highways - it's the same as "Don't Litter!"
4/26/13 ... 9PM: Balmorhea state Park - The best thing about this Park is Internet and cell phone reception!!