2018 Travels travel blog

Carpes at River Ranch CG
The viaduct carries I 35 of the Guadalupe...

Beautiful county courthouse in Livingston Texas

Crossing Lake Livingston on TX 90

River Ranch CG from I 35 bridge
We heard the traffic noise from...

Tue, 04 Sep: Continuing west in Texas...

Post Labor Day and we're back on the road. We were up and about at a reasonable hour and managed to get our act together sufficiently to prepare for a day of driving. We'd connected the car and performed oil and tire pressure checks yesterday, so that took a few "to-do's" off our list.

Bob rolled wheels at 0837 and headed north on TX 146 into Livingston where we turned onto TX 90 west. Our route took us thru town and continuing west along the north shore of Lake Livingston. Ours was a somewhat ziggy and zaggy route that included TX 30w / TX 6s / FM 2181w / FM 60w / TX 60n / TX 21w. We got to drive thru College Station, home of Texas A&M. A very interesting town.

TX 21 took us to the town of Bastrop where we stopped at Buc-ees and added 87.8 gallons of diesel to our 100 gallon tank. The price was "only" $2.669/gallon, a good price for diesel these days. While at Buc-ees we bought two of their famous BBQ sandwiches and feasted in the comfort of our coach (with the generator running the air conditioning!).

Back on the road we continued west on TX 21 to TX 304, which we took south to I 10 west and then TX 46 north to New Braunfels, today's destination. We pulled into River Ranch RV a few minutes after three and got assigned to a pull thru site. Today's drive was 266 miles with a fuel economy of 7¾ mpg.

New Braunfels is located along the I 35 corridor from San Antonio (to the south) and Austin (to the north). We plan to stay a few days nosing around.

Thu, 06 Sep: Getting our fill of good food...

One thing we really like about this place is its variety of places to eat! Within walking distance of the RV park is a Taco Cabana, one of our very favorite regional chains. We also discovered that they have In-N-Out Burgers, so we were really in happy food heaven. About a dozen or so miles to the south is San Antonio and it's treasure trove of dining. This is a well situated place...

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