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.
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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.
My mom decided to try and get out of Texas and try and go a little west so she wanted to go to Carlsbad Caverns in New Mexico. Yesterday, while we were towing the trailer, Dad noticed the truck didn’t have enough power going up hills even though he had his foot to the floor (what a whiner). So, my Dad took the truck to get fixed today and we are now stuck with a terrible Ford Torus rental car, that has been smoked in and smells like dogs. I guess my mom got tired of sitting in the trailer with the air conditioning off because it’s about 90 degrees inside. I was in shorts and I was still sweating!!
We found a nice museum in town not far from the camp ground we are in and I guess this spot is pretty significant in Texas history. Don’t ask me what happened because all I did was look at the cool displays and blast my music. I did like the movie about living on the plains because it had these cool chairs and a 360 view of like 5 different monitors! The chairs spin so I spun too fast and got really dizzy!
Another Escapees RV park in Texas brought us to a pretty cool little town called Pecos. We stopped here at the Trapark, a pretty desolate spot. Terry needed a break from driving, so we decided to stay for two days rather than the usual overnight.
The wind was blowing briskly, so Kurt quickly set up his kite to begin practicing his flying techniques. The thing is amazing in high winds, and Kurt is rapidly becoming an expert kite pilot.
We were told that the museum was not to miss, so we headed out the next morning to check it out. Even I was overwhelmed by the sheer magnitude of the museum that occupied both the old hotel and the saloon. Every room was set up with a different historical theme, and they even had a talking bartender who showed us where the bullet holes still are from a famous shootout that occurred there.
Even though the boys aren’t very good tourists, I managed to convince them to go to Houston to the Johnson Space Center for a tour. So being a true and cheap techno geek, I saved 50% on the admission price by buying and printing the tickets in advance. You can do it too by going to http://spacecenter.com to get the info that you need.