March 12 - We were up bright and early, and talked to another RV'er getting ready to leave. He corroborated the park's advice not to leave on Monday. I'm glad we don't live in Houston.
Traffic on the highway around Houston was flowing smoothly, but still crowded to our standards. The wind kept Mike busy, but we didn't have any problems.
We passed oil barges in Houston harbor - glad we weren't boating around them!
Lots of construction along I-10 which will made a much needed improvement, and lots of destruction where the hurricane went through. The area is low and flat, with nothing to stop the wind.
We called ahead to the RV park advertised as part of the 'fabulous Texas Pelican Casino Complex' and were glad to hear they had room. It was earlier than we needed to stop, but we didn't have a spot in the next park until the next day, so we figured we'd treat ourselves. The fee was a whole $8 for a 50 amp concrete pad pull through site with Passport America. But the fabulous complex was definitely a misnomer - the dream was sure bigger than reality! Oh well, it made a good leg up on tomorrow.
Linda called from the Florida Caverns park where she and Joe are work-camping and said we'd better call and get our reservations made. This stimulated me to plan the rest of our trip through to Zephyrhills (we've already booked in there and Ft. Myers). This took a while as we like to stop in both interesting and inexpensive places when we're just passing through, and getting these both in a comfortable day's drive can get tricky, but I think I've got it. We'll see tomorrow.