11 January 2010 Today has turned out to be a little cloudy after starting out with clear blue skies this morning. That’s ok, every once in awhile it’s nice to just sit back under the canopy and read a good book with the waves of the ocean slapping the shore 25 yards away. We are living a dream… We had to move locations here in the campground yesterday and somehow we ended up a lot closer to the beach (about 30’ closer) and the main street of San Patricio.
While we had the coach all bundled up to move, we headed out to re-fuel both the gas and propane tanks and stop by a major grocery store. For all of that, we had to drive about 10 miles to the next town. In pulling into the town we thought we were on a one-way street (although we did see a couple of cars coming out at us) but that didn’t make any difference to us at the time. It was later after we got our groceries that we “thought” we had a problem. Turning back onto the road we arrived on, we continued the same direction thinking we would find a large enough area for us to make a left turn. At the end of the town we did find that street that was wide enough and offered us a return to the direction that would take us back. Now this street soon became a very very narrow passage, and we don’t figure we have a large rig… A couple of times we had to pass by a large pick-up that was parked (all parking was on one side of the street and it was angle parking only) and sticking out much further than the normal cars. This made it a little touchy… Then we came upon the little sign that told us that “no trucks” were allowed anywhere beyond and the real fun began. Let’s just say that the streets all around us were extremely narrow cobblestone and all were one-way. We wondered from one road to the other and getting absolutely nowhere until after the THIRD time we found ourselves at the corner of the original. Now this time we saw a motorcycle cop and a very large bus heading out of town on THAT road the same way that we WANTED to go. Not wasting any more time we pulled right in behind and hoped that we weren’t going to the police station with a police escort. Well all is well. We made it back to our campground, our new site, AND we had a chance to catch up again with Keith and Louise for “Happy Hour” at their campground.
I didn’t have any pictures of our experience for the day but I did want to include a couple of pictures from this area that I thought you might enjoy…