Van Horn TX – Where We Started!

Dates:     
October 15, 2020 to
October 16, 2020

Mileage:    
9,102

Location:    
Van Horn RV Park
Van Horn, TX

We’re back to our very first stop, we spent several weeks decompressing at Van Horn when I first retired. ElizaBeth has a cousin here, although Van Horn is just a perfect waypoint going to and from Las Cruces NM. It’s also a nice little park with Penny’s Cafe – and they deliver to the RV now with Covid.

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Schulenburg TX, waypoint to Las Cruces NM!

Dates:     
October 08, 2020 to
October 10, 2020

Mileage:    
8,654

Location:    
Schulenburg RV Park
Schulenburg, TX

We like to try new places, but we had stayed in this park before and really liked it. It’s also the perfect waypoint on I10, as it’s 2 1/2 hours from Goodrich. There’s a grandson in Hallettsville, 20 miles away. The owners remembered that we canceled last year and asked why, it’s just a nice place.

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Home Base in Goodrich TX (Visit #5)

Dates:     
September 26, 2020 to
October 08, 2020

Mileage:    
8, 485

Location:    
Magnolia RV Park
Goodrich, TX

We just feel at home at this park, we’re good friends with the owner and several of the long term tenants, Izzy can play off-leash, it’s easy to pick up mail, and there’s a really good meat market close by. We get a spot on the end of the row a little away from others, with a lot of space around us.

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Lakeview RV Park and Houston TX

Dates:     
September 17, 2020 to
September 26, 2020

Mileage:    
8,362

Location:    
Lakeview RV Park
Houston, TX

We are a little tethered to Houston with M D Anderson, and for the 6-month CT scan, we decided to drive the RV to Lakeview RV Park, just down the road. We know our way around pretty well, although the route I took was a little too stressful, and we’ll be taking the back way out.

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Sandy Creek Park, B. A. Steinhagen Lake

Dates:     
September 14, 2020 to
September 17, 2020

Mileage:    
8,227

Location:    
Sandy Creek/Steinhagen Lake (COE)
Jasper, TX

We had resolved to make better use of state and national parks this year, and we wanted to try a Corp of Engineer Park – this was our first! It was also the first time we could use the Lifetime Park Pass I got right before they stopped issuing them.

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Side trips – the New Ulm Cemetery, Haubold gravesite, and the San Felipe de Austin State Historic Site

On the way from La Grange to San Felipe de Austin, we passed through New Ulm, where my great grandfather is buried. Driving around outside the park, we came across the San Felipe de Austin Historic Site. We wound up making a trip back to New Ulm to see if we could locate the gravesite.

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Stephen F. Austin State Park, San Felipe TX

Dates:     
September 07, 2020 to
September 14, 2020

Mileage:    
8,054

Location:    
Stephen F. Austin State Park
San Felipe, TX

After we left La Grange, we went down the road to Stephen F. Austin State Park, and this time we were on the Brazos River. The original 300 settlers of Texas (“Old 300”) started at San Felipe, TX, so when we went from the Colorado to the Brazos Rivers, we were in the area where Texas was born. Over the years as the immigrants arrived by boat, the two rivers were frequently confused, and Fort Bend was founded in its current location when settlers mistook the mouth of the Brazos for the Colorado River:
https://www.sugarlandtx.gov/1695/History-of-Fort-Bend-County

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Sightseeing in La Grange TX – Czech Center, Texas Quilt Museum, and Roundtop

ElizaBeth had always wanted to visit the Texas Quilt Museum and we also ran across the Texas Czech Heritage and Cultural Center. Driving in, we came through Roundtop, Texas, which looks like it wants to become the next antique center of Texas. If you’ve ever watched Barnwood Builders you’ll know they just opened a place – and we had to see it.

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