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 …

Rockport Walmart

View this post on Instagram Too overcast for much of a sunset, but I did catch the moon over Walmart. They had a handy reminder when I wandered inside πŸ“†πŸ˜¬ and were displaying a heckuva lot of patriotism, on both a state and national level πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ Tragedy struck as I pulled out of their ridiculously long RV/boat trailer spots (mostly …

Lighthouse Trails

View this post on Instagram You may have caught, in my #ImpactDay post yesterday, my complaints about the cold and wind hindering my cleanup. You may also recall my post from the day prior, mentioning that both Herbie and I were melting in the heat? I have discovered, first-hand, that if you don't like the season in Texas, you just …

Aransas Pass Ferry

View this post on Instagram Ferry Boat!! β›΄ β€’ β€’ The skies were looking kinda miserable, the temps were dropping, and the wind was due to pick up. I scrapped a visit to Padre Island National Seashore, leaving it for next time (when it's hopefully a tad sunnier). Plus, time is a-tickin' 😬 North we go! β€’ β€’ The Aransas …

Texas Mesquite BBQ & Grill

View this post on Instagram They're not open on Mondays (or Tuesdays), putting them at the top of my list to try my next time down. I made use of their empty car park for my big ol' rig while dining next door, and had the pleasure of chatting with the owners when I returned. β€’ β€’ They smoke all …

Padre Island Burger Co

View this post on Instagram Food πŸ˜‹ β€’ β€’ Many thanks to Padre Island Burger Co for serving up the grub, and to my fellow RVers, the Rhodes, for figuring out we'd be crossing paths again after they first spotted me in Fort Stanton back in New Mexico last year (or the year before, maybe?!). Great to finally meet you, …

JFK Bridge

View this post on Instagram A state park one night, under a bridge the next. Variety is rarely lacking in this lifestyle 😊 β€’ β€’ #corpuschristi #padreisland #jfkbridge #intracoastalturnaround #avoidingthewind #freewaterview #whynot #variety #boondocking #traveltexas #homefortheholidays #floridabound A post shared by Sara | RV Travel in the US (@thelonglongroad) on Dec 17, 2019 at 7:25pm PST

Bluntzer Fruit Stand

View this post on Instagram Sometimes, location is what counts. I wasn't looking for another Fruit Stand, I'm literally at critical citrus capacity, but Bluntzer's was conveniently positioned at an intersection. I was passing right by, there was readily available long vehicle parking, and they had a stack of 50 POUND BAGS of pecans out front πŸ˜ƒ I had to …

Lipantitlan State Historic Site

View this post on Instagram At +/- 5 acres, I'm guessing Lipantitlan State Historic Site is one of the smaller Texas Parks locations. With zero amenities and a three line description in the Parks Guide, I'd wager it's one of the least visited. While out of the way, it wasn't hard to get to from Lake Corpus Christi, and a …

Lake Corpus Christi State Park

View this post on Instagram I thought about stopping to do a bit of work at a picnic area on I-37, but it wasn't much to look at. Why not use my Texas Parks Pass at Lake Corpus Christi to give myself a better backdrop? β€’ β€’ I found exactly what I was looking for at "The Castle", a 1934 …