Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Van Horn, Ozona and Luling

This post is about events that occurred in October and November of 2007.

It was on a Monday, October 29, 2007 when we left the Dream Catcher RV Park in Deming, NM and went east on I-10 toward Van Horn, TX. It was about 80 miles from Deming to Anthony which is on the New Mexico – Texas border. Anthony resides in both states. Another twenty miles and we passed through El Paso, TX. We continued east through Socorro, Ft. Hancock and Sierra Blanca before arriving at the El Campo RV Park in Van Horn. Total mileage for the day was about 220 and it took almost five hours. The scenery moved from sandy browns to vibrant greens as we moved east into Texas. It was a pleasant drive with moderate traffic. El Paso had the most traffic for the day, but at least we were in the middle of the day and not when people were getting off work.

We found out the RV park was no longer a member of Passport America, but the rates were good at $15 per night. They only offered 30-amp service, so I made a note so we would not stay there except in cooler months of the year. There were no chain restaurants or large grocery stores, but Kathi stocked up while we were in Tucson, so we would be okay for a few days.

After two nights in Van Horn, we moved further east on I-10 through Fort Stockton and Sheffield before settling in at the Circle Bar RV Park in Ozona, TX. The trip was an uneventful 225 miles. We used our FMCA discount and paid $18 per night. Kathi did not like the look of the park, so she only paid for one night. We marked this one down as one we would not return to in this area. The Economy Inn also had an RV park and we thought we would give that one a try next time we visited Ozona.

We took the RV to Doggett Freightliner of South Texas in Converse to have routine service performed. They were very efficient and we were out and on the road again in about four hours. It was Thursday, November 1st and we moved into the River Bend RV Park in Luling, TX.

We passed through Sonora, Junction, Kerrville, Comfort and Boerne on the way to Converse. Leaving Converse, we went through Seguin on the way to Luling. Seguin is on I-10 and about 15 miles south of New Braunfels. The trip was near 265 miles and much longer than I wanted to drive, but the sun was bright and the air was cool and we both felt good. We stayed in space 25 with no trees to obstruct our satellite dishes at the River Bend RV Park for $13 per night, using our Passport America discount. The park hosts were very pleasant to talk to and they had some animals on site, so Kathi signed us up for four days of sightseeing and pleasure (relaxation).

Next stop: Dickinson

Goat and Alpaca at River Bend

Alpaca posing for pictures

White mule at River Bend

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