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Statue of Liberty on a stormy day

New York City in six hours or less

I didn’t feel that our East Coast run for 2015 would be complete without a trip to NYC. Having been raised in upstate New York, Terry had never visited the city and had no desire to. But I cajoled him into going, and I think it was worthwhile, although he promptly professed that he never wanted to go there again. So alas, if I want to experience more of NYC than just the six hours that our tour guide afforded us I will need to go without him.

Gulf Coast RV Resort

We have a few days to kill between monthly stays, so we stopped for three days at Gulf Coast RV Resort in Beaumont, Texas. It’s a very nice RV park with concrete and grass, large pull-throughs, easy access from I-10 and a special stay two nights, get the third night free deal. And they offer a free breakfast in the morning, which is a feature that I have never seen before. Verizon and AT&T seem to work well.

Port Aransas for two months

Truck and trailer on the ferry to Port Aransas

We got to our not-so-deserted island today where we will stay for two months at Marina Beach RV Park in Port Aransas, Texas. We stayed here back in 2011 and enjoyed it so much that we had to come back. Our RV park is right across the street from the harbor, so we can walk there as often as we want to see the wildlife (both fish and human).

Where are we now?

Terry fishing in Aransas Pass

Some of you may actually care about where we are right now, so here goes.

We had asked Kurt where he wanted to after he graduated. Anywhere in the US we said. So he chose something familiar, but exotic at the same time. Port Aransas (TX) where we had spent the summer in 2011. Most normal RV’ers come here in the winter, but we find the warm days and warm ocean temps absolutely fabulous.

Carlsbad Caverns

Today, my mom wanted to go to the world famous Carlsbad Caverns. We drove about 275 miles yesterday to Carlsbad. Before we went I heard that the caverns are just a huge cave system that was found by settlers who saw thousands of Mexican bats flying out all at the same time. When we got there, you couldn’t see the mouth of the cave so I wasn’t sure what to expect. We went into the visitors center, got our tickets, and headed down to the mouth. So, you walk down the natural opening in the cave, and your elevation changes about 750 feet. What was going through my mind the whole time while we were in there was, would cell phones work 750 feet underground? Never got a chance to prove that but my guess was no.