Saturday, November 20, 2010

Heading North

I know that this time of the year, North is not the direction to go.  However, when it gets to be Thanksgiving and Christmas time…this girl is going where family is.  And, besides that…North Texas isn’t really like going too far North…

At any rate, yesterday, in the warm sunshine of the RGV…


Mark enjoyed one last cup of coffee before


pulling out and hooking up.

We waved to several as we


left Lark Drive and headed out


83 and north on 281.

It wasn’t long until we were at the


Border Patrol check.  This was a pretty busy place yesterday.  We thank these folks for the job they are doing.

We enjoyed the afternoon, not much traffic, and soon found ourselves arriving in Victoria, Texas, were we planned an overnight stop.  When here, we choose the


Sam’s/Wal-Mart parking lot.  They are always very gracious about us staying on their lots.  And, I don’t know why they wouldn’t be…I mean after spending several dollars in both stores, we settled in for a good night’s sleep.

We were up and gone this morning before Sam’s opening.  And, once again, we headed up 77 North to Schulenburg, where we picked up I-10 East.

We made a stop at


this beautiful roadside park.  After a short break, we traveled on East to just past Sealy, which is almost to Brookshire.  There we picked up a small farm road and headed North…and only in Texas, would you have to stop for


a caravan of


covered wagons and horses.

And, only in Texas…do they start riding


at this age.

Thank goodness, at this point, we were only a few miles from


our destination.  We checked in and settled into


our site just in time.  It wasn’t long until Karen and Kenneth arrived to deliver


two hungry campers.

After unloading the car, Karen and Kenneth were back in the car and on their way back to College Station.  They were looking forward to spending the rest of the day with fellow Aggies, tail-gating and going to the A&M/Nebraska football game.  Gig Em’ Aggies!

Well, once the parents were gone, (LOL), we settled in to an afternoon of fun…we


rode bikes…


played in the comfy zone…


played hide and go seek…


waved to Cindy Bear…


went on a hayride and sang songs…


colored shirts…


helped Poppa wash the windshield…and


learned how to


make a great campfire!

Wow…and this was only day one of our trip North…and can’t wait for more just like it!


  1. A photo of your rig following those covered wagons would have been priceless :-))

  2. What a fun time for all! Those babies sure are growing up fast! Give them hugs from us, and enjoy your time with them.

  3. You and me both, Dortha!! I'm gonna be where family is for Thanksgiving and Christmas. Just can't stop me. :) Enjoy!!

  4. What a great day for the kiddos. LOVE the shot of them helping to clean the windshield. Now if they would just do the rest of the rig too, I bet you could rent them out to the others in the campground!

    Karen and Steve
    (Our Blog) RVing: Small House... BIG Backyard