16 January ‘09
Up to night before last we thought Thursday was our last day in Brownsville, but then Louise got to looking at our calendar and saw that we still had one more day to go. Thursday was a day of “do nothing day” except to gather everything from the outside and get it stored into the basement. Now that took about 15 minutes or less so I suggested a cup of coffee at Starbucks…now that was our day. This morning we found ourselves underway early and aimed for a fuel station with diesel advertized for $2.02. We’ve found diesel running from $2.02 to $2.45 and thought that we might as well top off before it finds a new high. The station that was found on the internet was selling at $2.02 turned out to be one that we couldn’t get into, but with a little negotiating through town and then out, we found another $2.02 that could handle the “big” rigs easily. So with tanks topped off we continued onto Corpus Christi and then Rockport. The drive was taken on one of the longest, flattest, and straightest roads we’ve been on for a long time. I hope I’ve mentioned this before, but Texas has THE BEST ROADS ever…If we had any “rumble”, it couldn’t have been more than a stretch of ½ mile at most. We’re back into a Western Horizon campground (Bay View RV Resort) which is right at the end of point past Fulton, TX. We’ve got 2 club house, 2 pools, 2 hot tubs, and the sites surround 2 lakes… On top of all that, we’re about ½ mile from the Gulf of Mexico and another bay on the other side that’s about the same distance away. After getting all set up, I walked over to the office to get the log-in information for their Wifi. The office also sits on the bank of one of the small lakes so in walking over to it, I noticed one of the warning signs posted on the bank…Watch for Alligators and Water moccasin. Well I guess we’ve traveled into new territory.