2018 Travels travel blog

Carpe Diem at Kerrville campground

I 35 backup in northwest San Antonio

I 35 to FM 1604 exit was closed
That's the exit we need

Texas sized interchange on I 410

Back on I 10 west in NW San Antonio

We exited I 10 at Comfort
We didn't find those thunderclouds any comfort...

Carpes at Kerrville-Schreiner Park

Fri, 07 Sep: A short-ish day's drive...

Our three day limit at River Ranch CG is finished so we must move on. We got things ready for the road, connected the car, and Bob snaked thru the cars and trucks that were partially blocking the road. This campground is fairly crowded and inconsiderate campers (yes, there are some) don't park entirely within their campsite. No paint scratched so Bob did his usual masterful job.

Once clear of the campgrounds we retraced our route in and got on the frontage road that would get us on I 35 south. In doing so we got a view of the campground from the bridge and realized just how crowded it was.

We missed much of the rush hour traffic (we left at 0940) but our intended route, the FM1604 outer loop exit was closed so we first had to deal with the traffic backup from the construction and then find an alternate route. Another six miles to the I 410 inner loop did the trick and we eventually found I 10 westbound. Poor Bob had to deal with all that, only to find additional construction on I 10.

Once out of town we relaxed a bit. East of Kerrville we left the interstate at the town of Comfort. A dozen miles on Texas routes brought us to the Triple T Campground southeast of Kerrville, our destination for today. Our day's distance was 92 miles with a traffic-jam 7⅓ mpg.

Once checked in we inquired if they would allow us to stay beyond their two day Passport America 50% discount limit. Despite many empty sites they declined so we found a nearby city park and signed up there for Sunday at just about the same price. We'll never understand why a park owner would forgo 50% on a perishable commodity such as an RV site and instead realize nothing just to adhere to "policy".

Mon, 10 Sep: Enjoying Kerrville—a lot!!!

We've stopped at the Kerrville Wal*Mart for overnite stays twice in the past. We never left the Wally lot, and we sure missed quite a bit. Kerrville is a really nice town and we are favorably impressed.

On Saturday we poked around town on our own and found a few places we liked. It was rainy so we retreated to our home to stay dry.

Sunday morning we uprooted Carpe and Bob drove her 5⅔ miles west on TX 173 to the Kerrville-Schreiner Park. This is a beautiful park situated on the banks of the Guadalupe River. They have a number of full-hookup sites and Bob managed to score one with good views of the river as well as the satellites.

At noon our good cruising friends Clive Swanstrom and Curtis Craig stopped by to visit. We sailed with Clive and Curtis in 2013 on an Escapees month-long South Pacific Voyage and again in the Fall of '13 on a round trip (Fort Lauderdale) cruise to the Med. They're full-time RVers (24 + years) and call this patch of Texas their home-base. They know Kerrville well and gave us an E-ticket tour.

Earlier today we did more touring and exploring. We most definitely like this somewhat rural chunk of Texas that is only sixty miles from big-city San Antonio.

Tomorrow we continue our quest. We'll be heading northwest to Amarillo and then west to Albuquerque, Flagstaff, and ultimately Cottonwood Arizona.

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