Monday, January 5 - The drive across Texas is always a "big one."
We had good intentions of stopping at Kerrville, TX, about 5.5 hours from Houston on Sunday morning….but when we arrived, it wasn't a little after noon. Well, if you know Paul, you realize he wasn't thrilled about calling it a day at that time. Heck, some people were just hitting the road at that hour. So we pushed on.
We knew there were several small towns along I-10 that we could stop at. What we didn't consider is the COLD weather we would experience overnight (down to about 20 degrees). That meant we needed electric hookups at least. Then there were the oil field workers that fill up the RV parks in Texas. No room at the inn or $40 for an overnight stop. Nope! Push on!
We eventually stopped in Fort Stockton, TX, at Comanche RV Park. Full hookups, 50 amp electric for $18/night. Beautiful parking lot style RV park on muddy caliche-style gravel. Messy! But we called it home for the night. Don’t stay here if you don’t have to.
With the big travel day on Sunday and predictions of snow in the mountains of NM, we did some "adjusting" to our plans and are heading to Columbus, NM, instead of Truth or Consequences, NM.
We'll spend a few days relaxing at Pancho Villa State Park.
The campground is very nice. We are lucky to be one of only a couple dozen RV'ers here. The sites are scattered in a haphazard arrangement. Could be pretty confusing if the park were filled. The utilities (water and electric) are also scattered in crazy locations at the individual sites. The sites and streets are gravel with shelters at most sites. There is a dump station. There are plenty of cacti scattered about and many small trees.
You pick your own site, put the fee ($14/night) in the envelope provided, and drop it in the mail slot by the entrance gate. We were happy to see a ranger driving around in the evening checking sites and the stickers proving everyone paid. The park is very quiet and peaceful. We think we're going to enjoy our stay here!
Thanks for stopping by. Hope to see y’all back real soon. Have a great day!