It was an anything but uneventful 268 miles today from Livingston, LA to Baytown, TX. We hit two major traffic backups before we could get out of Louisiana. The first was in Baton Rouge which seemed to be just normal traffic getting backed up as people tried to get on I-12. The second was in Lake Charles where they had shut down one of the two lanes on the bridge crossing the Calcasieu River just west of Lake Charles. this one was stop and go for about three miles and a 20 minute delay. We were able to give the Mothership another drink when we got off I-10 at our campground's exit. We paid 1.8499 this time after getting a five cents per gallon cash rebate for buying more than 50 gallons - it took a little over 66 gallons this time. That should be her last fill up until we reach Ft. Stockton after leaving Guadalupe River SP next Monday.
You will have to excuse our trip pictures as Doris' main camera quit working and the one she is using has no view finder which makes holding it steady enough to get a clear shot while moving almost impossible, especially on the roads we have traveled the last two days. Hopefully we will have her another one by the time we leave Phoenix at the latest.
We are staying at the Houston East RV Resort
which is very nice but doesn't compare to the last resort we stayed at :) We have a concrete pull-through with 50 amp full hook-ups, strong Verizon and a straight shot to the satellite. We didn't do much here but recover from the trip and get our waste tanks ready for the next five nights without a sewer connection.
We will leave tomorrow morning about 9:00 to hopefully avoid most of the traffic through Houston as we head for Guadalupe River State Park to camp with Doris' sister and her husband.