We took the day off yesterday and didn’t do much of anything other than laundry. In the early evening, we did go over to the pool for a quick dip once the sun had set some and it wasn’t crazy hot as there was no shade over the pool. We had a nice time just lounging in the pool…just the two of us…not another soul.
Since the restaurant here at the park serves breakfast we decided to take advantage. At 7:30, when the café opened, we walked across the street for some grub. We’d gotten up at 7:00 and what chores we didn’t do yesterday we did this morning so that all we had to do was hitch up and pull out when we got back from breakfast.
We each had a yummy breakfast…biscuits, gravy, eggs & sausage for me and pancakes, eggs, sausage and bacon for Michael. We also had nice conversation with the waitress and one of the locals.
We said our goodbyes (and I got hugs) from Herb with promises to keep in touch and recommend the park to our friends and readers. So if you’re ever in the Ft. Stockton area and need a place to stay look for the Ft. Stockton RV Park. A very nice park for short and long-term stays. It’s very well maintained with a really nice pool to boot. The on-site café serves tasty home-cooked meals and the staff were all super-duper friendly and helpful.
Today was a bigger travel day for us with 316 miles to go to San Antonio. That many miles usually takes us somewhere between 7 and 8 eights depending on traffic and the amount of potty stops we need to take.
Believe it or not but west Texas actually has some pretty cool scenery! You might not see much in the way of trees or greenery but the magnificent mesas along I-10 are just awesome! Just like the flat ground was pushed up to the sky by some unseen force and stayed there.
What’s even more interesting is that appears that those cool plateaus are made out of solid rock! Obviously, we didn’t check each one…but those right along the highway that had to be cut through so that the highway could pass through were.
Once we moved into the Texas Hill Country it greened up and trees and bush sprouted. The mesas didn’t go away they were just a bit harder to recognize because now they were covered in trees and greenery.
It was overcast when we left the park but we could see that the sun was just about ready to pop through the clouds. The sun finally reached us about 2 hours after we hit the road, in Ozona. From that point on we kinda played hide and seek with the sun for the rest of the day.
We could hear Whataburger calling us since we crossed over the border into Texas and today we just couldn’t ignore the call any longer. We found one in Kerrville off the beaten path but found parking in a church parking lot right across the busy road.
Our burgers did not disappoint! They were yummy as were the fries and onion rings that we shared. Our stop was roughly 45 minutes and then we were back on the road for the remaining 70 miles of our journey.
We arrived at the Ft. Sam FamCamp at 3:00 pm. We stopped at the office, paid for our month long stay ($440.00) and got our site assignment (site 56). We’ve been in nearly every part of the park, at this point and now we’re in an area we’ve never been. We’re kind of in a nice out of the way area, away from the train tracks, which will be nice.
Michael and the DirecTV satellites in this area don’t normally get along very well (about the only place that that happens) and today was no exception. However, today it only took about 40 minutes (compared to the normal 1 hour plus) to get locked in on the satellite. That’s improvement!
I don’t know why it is but whenever we arrive here at Ft. Sam it feels like we’re home. Although, just being in Texas has the same feel.
We’ll be here for a week for doctor appointments and whatever else and then we’ll be leaving the coach here in the safety of Ft. Sam while we fly to Wisconsin to spend 2 weeks with our son, Dan and his family. Then we’ll be here for 10 days before we head to work in the oil patch.