Gladys Porter Zoo – Brownsville, TX

Work camping is a popular life style in many campgrounds, both public and private.  RV Resorts are no exception.  Basically work camping is trading your time for free or reduced lot fees.  Some work campers are paid in addition to having a free site.  Here at Llano Grande RV Park, Lonny and Patti arrange tours… Continue reading Gladys Porter Zoo – Brownsville, TX

Border Patrol – Weslaco, TX

We signed up for a free tour of the Weslaco Border Patrol Station coordinated by the events team at Llano Grande RV Resort.  Our personal exposure to the U.S. Mexican border situation has been limited to print and televised news, seeing white pickup trucks with a green band, observing sections of “The Wall,” and our… Continue reading Border Patrol – Weslaco, TX

The Rio Grande Valley

We experienced a RV mishap in Tennessee.  I was purging the black water tank, only to discover that a small amount of water froze in a water line.  That in turn blocked the passage-way into the black water tank.  Water sprayed from a hidden plumbing connection point, pooled, and started running across the bathroom floor. … Continue reading The Rio Grande Valley

King Ranch, Texas

We stayed at the Seawind RV Resort in Riviera Texas for several days.  The Resort is on Bayfin bay along the Gulf of Mexico.  We took in a tour of the “King Ranch” during our stay.  The short story of the King Ranch is this: The Rio Grande river boat captain Richard King bought up… Continue reading King Ranch, Texas

Nashville Cats

When we were shopping for a travel trailer we poo pooed an important feature.  It is possible to purchase RV’s with a winter package.  Why would we need that?  We are heading south for the winter.   Currently we are in Riviera, Texas.  The SeaWind RV Resort brochure lists the local weather stats this way.  Average… Continue reading Nashville Cats

The Sleeping Preacher

On our way to Millersburg, Indiana for warrantee work to be completed on the travel trailer we visited our dear friends, Marcia and Ellis in Kalona, Iowa.  Everything seems innocent enough, right?  We set up camp at the Kalona city campground, and Googled for a restaurant.  Deb picked “Marilyn’s Country Cafe.”  We drove the route. … Continue reading The Sleeping Preacher

Niagara – Barrel of Fun

As a kid I saw a movie where Anthony Quinn played the role of a daredevil, and goes over Niagara Falls in a barrel. How cool is that?  That intrigued me, and I have wanted to see Niagara Falls ever since.   The day we visited Niagara Falls coincidently a man survived his trip over the… Continue reading Niagara – Barrel of Fun

Vermont – Boot Hill and Prayer

I have done a lousy job documenting our travels.  The apostle Paul had a scribe capturing his travels through the Mediterranean.  I have a phone full of photos, and six more states of stories, (New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Indiana, Michigan, and Wisconsin) I’m anxious because now I'm sure many won’t make it to print.  Gosh,… Continue reading Vermont – Boot Hill and Prayer

Franconia Notch

Interstate 93 becomes a Super Two Parkway at Franconia Notch.  The speed limit drops from 70 MPH to 45 MPH.  It’s one of two Super-2 parkways in the United States.  “Super Two’s” may be used in cases where environmental concerns are prevalent.  This is a beautiful area, 25 MPH would have been fine with me. I’m familiar with… Continue reading Franconia Notch

Money, Trails, and Books

We were camped in Newport, ME for a one-day stop and go.  Camden looked like an interesting place to see, so we drove the extra hour and checked it out.  We hiked Camden Hills State Park trail for several hours before dropping down into the town.  It proved to be a fun town.  There is… Continue reading Money, Trails, and Books