Friday, November 28, 2014

Traveling South

When we planned this adventure we decided we would spend the rest of the year in Texas. The plan for getting there was to take our time, always stop in daylight, and enjoy the trip. We gave ourselves fourteen days to arrive in San Marcos where we had reservations for two weeks including Thanksgiving. We also decided to make reservations in Port Aransas for Christmas and New Years. Other then this we decided we would  figure it out as we go. We do know we want to spend time in New Mexico and Arizona. Then at some point head east with the goal of reaching North Carolina sometime in April. Then we will head north and home sometime the beginning of May.

November 8, 2014
We left Escanaba with he goal of reaching Portage WI, this is the only part of the trip south that went as planned. Well sort of, we arrived after dark and spent the night in a Walmart parking lot. (287 miles)

November 9, 2014
Checking the weather we know now the idea of taking our time is out of the question. There is a cold front coming down and it is only going to get colder with the possibility of snow. We spent the night at the Griffs Valley View RV Park in Altoona, IA. This was a very nice park well maintained and clean. Arrived after dark. (404 miles)

November 10, 2014
Headed out into the DesMoines, IA morning traffic and crossed into Missouri around 11:00am. Spent the night in Nevada, MO at the Osage Prairie RV Park just off of I49 and it was amazingly quiet for being so close to the interstate. It was 61 degrees when we arrived and 29 degrees when we left in the morning. Set up before sunset. (315 miles)

November 11, 2014
Drove through Oklahoma were the wind comes sweeping down the plains. Yes, I had the song in my head most of the way. (I did share that information with family via text after all why should I  have been the only one humming it) Made it into Texas and spent the night at the Barefoot Marina and Resort near Pittsburg, TX. Set up in the dark.  (401 miles)

November 12, 2014
This morning it was 36 degrees when we headed out with the thought of getting further south. We had done some research the night before and had decide the Bastrop State Park looked like a good possibility. Made some calls after we were on the road and they did have openings. So that is todays destination. Arrived at the park about 4:15pm checked in and were able to set up before dark. (275 miles)

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