We stayed near Galveston at the Galveston State Park.
It was a nice park. All of their beach sites are closed now for 2 years for a major renovation so we had a site in their bay campground. Still near the water but it was more of salt marshes and muck. Our next stop took us to Magnolia Beach just past Port Lavaca, Texas. Another beach with free camping. Lots of open space on the beach to park and you can get pretty close to the water. High tide isn't much of anything here.
The beach is very hard packed so if you brought a big rig out here, there would be no problem at all. In fact there were many motorhomes and fivers out there. Lots of oyster shells on the beach.
Moose was even enjoying it.
|Moose keeping an eye out for Mermaids.|
We walked the beach. We also got our bikes out and biked the 4.7 miles to the end of the road and through the ghost town of Indianola. We admitted to ourselves that not being on a bike in over a year was kind of hard on our leg muscles, but we made it with minimal complaints. That was over 9 miles round trip.It was time to sit, hydrate and watch the ships come in. (Hydrate is code for drink beer.)
The weather was near 80 and sunny until a cold front moved through. The temp fell into the 60's within hours. The wind decided to blow at gale force from across the bay. But before we went in we had neighbors arrive. Now keep in mind that there is a lot of open space on the beach right now because it is off season. So where do you think they parked? Practically on us.
I thought we were back in Seward, Alaska. There it's expected. Oh well, it is what it is. Nothing a little hydration can't take care of. We left the next morning and we decided to head west from there. We heard of some Graboid encounters so we wanted to check them out. Next stop on the list was Fredericksburg, Texas. It was founded by German immigrants.
We got to town early enough so that we could park and walk the streets.I know Jim will think we are hooking but we are really just sightseeing. It was the weekend and it was crowded. The stores were typically touristy and full of people. There was no room at the wine tasting bars. We decided to hydrate at the Fredericksburg brewery and then find a campground for the night. We had had enough. Being that it was the weekend most campgrounds were full and overpriced. So we went out to the fairgrounds and got a spot there for half the price. It even came with a water heater and the bathroom was about 6 feet away.
With proper aiming and a good tailwind I probably could of made it through our window and into the bathroom without having to get up at night. One night there was all we needed so we got up early for our next leg of the journey. We were going to make a little 30 mile detour because we saw that there was a Taco Casa in Kerrville, Texas. It has been a year since our last Taco Casa so we just had to stop and if you are ever going through northern Texas and come across one. Stop. It is so worth it.
That was magical taco goodness. Thanks Robin and Mike for introducing us to Taco heaven. Our next stop was going to be in New Mexico. Halfway between our Arizona stop we wanted to get to but as we looked at the weather we saw that a major wind event was going to happen. So we didn't want to be on the road for that.
We stopped somewhere undisclosed in New Mexico. We are still at this spot so I will not name it until we leave. We have to stay ahead of the paparazzi. I will however just include a photo of us in our spot.
If you may know where this is, keep it to yourselves or we will give you the stink eye. That's no joke.
On a more personal note. One good thing about Facebook is that it lets us video call our grandsons. Virgo is such a card. He makes us laugh and smile just thinking of his antics.
And of course the new one. Baby Audie. Who will be 6 months old when we see him next.
We sure do miss those little shavers now.
The winds should die down by this evening so that we can head to our next destination for Thanksgiving. We would like to wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving and also a reminder to people. Don't lose your cool on Black Friday. But if you do send us a video.
"Glady's! Have you started cooking that turkey yet? I didn't get any last year. And while your up, get me something to hydrate with."