Dellanera RV Park

View this post on Instagram I'm a few days behind again – we'll catch up before long! This is the last Gulf sunset for awhile. I'd hoped to snag a spot at Galveston Island State Park, but the majority of the campsites are closed for renovation – meaning no room for me at such late notice! My backup Plan (B) …

Buc-ee’s Angleton

View this post on Instagram You may have caught my Story the other day – not only did I find comfortably sub-$2 petrol for the first time, I found it at my first Buc-ee's 😁😁😁😁 • • It's really "just" a petrol station, but this chain is an iconic Texas brand that ends up on most travellers "must see" lists. …

Old Ocean Post Office

View this post on Instagram My next post office stop was decidedly *not* in a field. I'm sure Old Ocean used to be fields (the small, rectangular green patch to the west if the PO is labelled Sweeny Plantation & Cemetery!), but Phillips 66 has taken over rather completely. Fascinating drive around these parts. • • @phillips66gas #sweeny #oldocean #whoaretheboxesfor …

Elmaton Post Office

View this post on Instagram I found another post office in a field! A really, REALLY big field. That compound opposite? That's a brand new high school. Other than that – fields. The location tag seems to think the town is all one word, while the post office has other ideas. I'm inclined to side with the PO. • • …

Heffelfinger Memorial Park

View this post on Instagram I'd run the pup for a while back at the boat ramp, but when a park like this presents itself, you grab the opportunity! Heffelfinger had lots of parking, long, paved, burr-free trails over cute yellow bridges, and a suspension bridge over a lake of questionable blue 🧐 The signs said "No Swimming" – not …

Blessing

View this post on Instagram The first town on my route was Blessing, so you know I needed to stop for a photo of the post office. And the old bank. And the historic hotel… • • #blessing #smalltown #thepostalproject #postoffice @uspostalservice @firststatebank #hotelblessing #worldfamousrestaurant @shopsmall #supportlocal #traveltexas #homefortheholidays #floridabound A post shared by Sara | RV Travel in the …

Carl Park

View this post on Instagram Driving in these winds is rough. Not dangerous, just a bit more work than normal. And I don't even want to think about what it's doing to my gas mileage. When I saw this spot on one of my apps, I figured I'd give it a go. Carl Park, a Matagorda County Park, with some …

Halfmoon Reef Light

View this post on Instagram Across town, next to the Bauer Community Center, sits the Half Moon Reef Lighthouse. It was positioned offshore, along the Halfmoon Reef, until it partially collapsed after being decommissioned. It was rescued from becoming military target practice by a local dredging company, and was brought ashore. You can now climb inside without getting your feet …

Calhoun County Museum

View this post on Instagram My plan to "just drive" came to a screeching halt in Port Lavaca, when I paused at the Calhoun County Museum. So much history, and the friendly lady running the place was a bottomless well of local knowledge. The displays are wide ranging, with a lot of Indianola exhibits – important, since Indianola is no …

Tule Creek Hike & Bike Trail

View this post on Instagram Generally, at Walmarts, spots to walk the dog are slim pickings. Not so in Rockport, not by a long way! The circa-1930s Historic Shellcrete Park is adjacent, close enough to wander over. For those preferring paved ambles, they've got that, too, along the Tule Creek Hike & Bike Trail. We sought refuge from the still-frigid …