Texas: Our first weekend in Rockport, part 2

On Sunday of our first weekend, we decided to do a day trip to the Brownsville/McAllen/Mission area. The area is a heavy "winter Texan" area, so we checked out RV parks in the area. We also did a short visit to the Bentsen Rio Grande Valley State Park. The drive is 3 hours each way, … Continue reading Texas: Our first weekend in Rockport, part 2

Texas: Our first weekend in Rockport

Our stay in Rockport was supposed to be 2 weeks, so we decided to take it easy on tourist destinations. Goose Island State Park Our first stop was Goose Island State Park, a short 3.5 mile drive away from the RV park. Goose Island offers fishing, camping, and birding opportunities all year long. We just … Continue reading Texas: Our first weekend in Rockport

Texas: Cleaning up after a severe thunderstorm

After the storm came through, it was time to go outside and clean up. We checked for overturned items such as the sewer hose (it held) and our solar LED lights. We also checked places that water could gather and cause issues. That's where we found that we had quite a bit of water on … Continue reading Texas: Cleaning up after a severe thunderstorm

Texas: Severe thunderstorm season

The Panhandle area of Texas is experiencing what is known as the severe weather season. Fast (and slow) moving thunderstorms, with wind gusts up to 70 mph, and pockets of hail. Monday's storm included golf ball to baseball sized hail, but we were lucky. That hail fell on the eastern side of Amarillo, and we … Continue reading Texas: Severe thunderstorm season