Where we stayed: McKinney Falls State Park in Austin, TX
Walking around downtown Austin.
Where we stayed: BJ's RV Park
We plopped down in the dirt rv park for a few days. They had a trailer set up as a game room and had two cozy bathrooms. Nothing fancy, but it had plenty of nice hot water and a room you could steam up really good. This was the most expensive I've paid for laundry too ($2.50 a load to wash and $2.50 to dry). Water is pretty scarce in these parts since they've been having a drought too. A lot of locals are pretty smart and store up rainwater to use throughout the year.
Right down the street is the Terlingua Ghost Town. I wish we had spent a little more time exploring this bit, but we did have dinner at the old Starlight Theater. This was a fun find. The restaurant was in a former theater and had lots of history and character, with art for sale up on the walls and good food to boot. I had a club sandwich... with bacon of course and a fried egg in it. A great addition!
State: New Mexico
Where we stayed: City of Rocks State Park
For our second pass through the Deming, NM area, we picked a different state park to stay in this time. Last time down I-10 through New Mexico we stayed a little bit closer to the freeway at Rock Hound State Park (the state park that lets you collect rocks and take them home...in case you're looking to lug some extra weight home). Keeping with the rock theme, we took the last spot with hook up at City of Rocks. They had a bunch of awesome spots that backed up to the rocks with no hook ups, but not all were level enough for our 'bago and I find it's so handy to have water and electricity. No sewer or dump station here, so fellow rvers, be sure to get out of dodge before your cup runneth over.
This was my favorite rv in the campground. Check out the rooftop kayak with the cloud/sky paint.
Where we stayed: Lost Dutchman State Park
So we've been pretty impressed with the Arizona state parks we've stayed at so far. Matt had heard good things about this one and we were not let down. First, check out this amazing sunset... I climbed up the ladder on the back of the rv and took the photo from the roof. I have to say that AZ has some pretty outstanding sunsets - between the sky colors and the wide views... wow.
State: New Mexico
Where we stayed: Rock Hound State Park
We pulled into the state park as the sun was setting and only found one open (kind of lopsided) spotl. But it was either this, drive futher in the dark or Walmart parking lot. We were so happy to deal with a little slant. A neighbor gave us some extra wood and Matt build a roaring fire. We made some s'mores and got to see zillions of starts come out above the New Mexico sky. You'd think we would have campfires every night, but surprisingly a lot of campground and rv parks don't allow fires, or sometimes just charcoal ones in a raised grill.
I'll be sharing our travel plans, some reviews, cooking ideas (because I know you are all jealous of my easy-bake oven), and ... oh who am I kidding?! I'll be lucky to get our photos posted!