Road trip!

LOCATION:  Near Corpus Christi in east central Texas
CAMPGROUND:  Corpus Christi State Park.  Full hook-ups.  Nice spacious pull-through, paved sights.  Picnic tables (some with shelters)  and firepits.  $25/night.  With Texas State Park pass, second night is half off.  4 stars out of 5. 
WEATHER:  Beautiful.  Sunny.  High 80

We spent the morning hurriedly packing up Joy, our Airstream.  We don’t have duplicate sets of everything, so had to move a lot of dishes, food, clothes, and kitchen gadgets from the house to the Airstream.  We finished up about 11:00 and hit the road.

The state park is not too far from Mission – 135 miles.  The last few miles were in Texas ranch country.  These ranches have not received the memo…..all had Trump signs and flags waving in their yards. 

We are on a 4-night camping trip with friends from our community, Retama Village.  We really enjoy being with them.  He is British; she is German.  They will return after 4 nights, and we will continue camping for 1 or  2 more nights – one in a Harvest Host winery and one night possibly in Padre Island National Park.  We are here in this park for 2 nights.

After we got set up, we all took a walk with our friends’ big schnauzer.  She really likes the lake!

Next to us at the park are 2 other Airstreams.  They are two couples full-timing together.  It is a small world…..  One couple is from Iowa, from a town not far from where I grew up.  They are on their way to Mission and will winter in the RV park that is the “sister” of Retama Village, and right next door.  We are going to get together when they arrive there next week.

DINNER:  We went in to the small town near the state park to a Czech diner to pick up dinner.  Our friends have been here before and were looking forward to their food.  It is interesting to visit small towns around Texas that have ethnic roots – there are several German, Polish, Slavic, and Czech communities sprinkled around the state. We picked up fried local catfish, shrimp, and Polish sausage.  Sides were cole slaw, fries, rolls, and sauted cabbage.  All very tasty.

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