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Guadalupe River SP - site 79

Guadalupe River SP - site 79, another view

Guadalupe River SP - site 79, and another

Guadalupe River SP - site 79, the tent pad for Kevin and...

Guadalupe River SP - the Guadalupe River as it comes through the...

Guadalupe River SP - another view of the river

Baytown, TX to Guadalupe SP, TX - our route - 239 miles

Baytown, TX to Guadalupe SP, TX 1 - Just after leaving Baytown...

Baytown, TX to Guadalupe SP, TX 2 - starting to rain as...

Baytown, TX to Guadalupe SP, TX 3 - currently six lanes wide,...

Baytown, TX to Guadalupe SP, TX 4 - whoops! back up to...

Baytown, TX to Guadalupe SP, TX 5 - a nice little Interstate...

Baytown, TX to Guadalupe SP, TX 6 - we've finally left the...

Baytown, TX to Guadalupe SP, TX 7 - one of the many...

Baytown, TX to Guadalupe SP, TX 8 - as we get closer...


It was an ordinary 239 mile trip from Baytown to Guadalupe River State Park, TX with all but the last 40 or so miles on I-10. We waited until abut 9:30 to leave so the rush hour traffic through Houston would subside and that worked pretty well as the traffic was heavy but no stop and go portion to it. It was raining as we went through Houston but it was of no consequence other than messing up our pretty wax job on the Mothership!!

We are staying at the Guadalupe River State Park just northwest of San Antonio, TX. Texas state parks are much like those in Georgia in that you reserve a site but not a specific site like many allow you to do. When you check in, you select from those sites still available so if you are checking in late in the week, the earlier the better. We have a 50 amp and water back-in site that is plenty large enough for the Mothership and Libby. There is a double dump station on the way out. It has a large tent pad Elaine and Kevin will use, picnic table and fire ring much like most state parks. The sites are fairly large so there is plenty of privacy, another advantage of a state park. We have very iffy Verizon if you hold your mouth just right but a clear shot to the satellite.

Thursday, Kevin and Elaine came in to share the site and brought their tent which was very nice and large enough to completely fill the tent pad on our site. We had a great time with them here and had a great visit. Elaine had baked up way too many goodies but they were very tasty and enjoyed very much. We also cooked up lots of good food as well as enjoying a campfire and smores at night. It all made for a very enjoyable visit and we were sorry to see them leave today.

We leave tomorrow on our way to Phoenix to see my brother and his wife, Mickey, for a week. We will have three stops on the way with the first being in Fort Stockton, TX tomorrow night.

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