2013 USA Pacific Northwest travel blog

Highlands, TX - San Jacinto Riverfront RV Resort - site 6

Highlands, TX - San Jacinto Riverfront RV Resort - site 6, another...

Highlands, TX - San Jacinto Riverfront RV Resort - cottages at the...

Highlands, TX - San Jacinto Riverfront RV Resort - more cottages -...

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Baton Rouge, LA to Highlands, TX 0 - our route - 254...

Baton Rouge, LA to Highlands, TX 1 - leaving Baton Rouge -...

Baton Rouge, LA to Highlands, TX 2 - the Mississippi River

Baton Rouge, LA to Highlands, TX 3 - part of the Atchafalaya...

Baton Rouge, LA to Highlands, TX 4 - the eastbound two lanes...

Baton Rouge, LA to Highlands, TX 5 - a very high bridge...

Baton Rouge, LA to Highlands, TX 6 - one of the many...

San Jacinto Monument Trip 1 - waiting for the ferry as a...

San Jacinto Monument Trip 2 - an hour later we finally board...

San Jacinto Monument Trip 3 - Yep and still using the same...

San Jacinto Monument Trip 4 - the San Jacinto Monument as see...

San Jacinto Monument Trip 5 - now we at the base of...

San Jacinto Monument Trip 6 - some of the festivities going on...

San Jacinto Monument Trip 7

San Jacinto Monument Trip 8 - the battleship Texas behind the crowd...

San Jacinto Monument Trip 9 - the bays seen from near the...

San Jacinto Monument Trip 10

San Jacinto Monument Trip 11 - the view of the grounds and...

San Jacinto Monument Trip 12 - the battleship Texas

San Jacinto Monument Trip 13 - one of the re-enactment camps

San Jacinto Monument Trip 14 - many, many cars parked near the...


It was a rough 254 miles from Baton Rouge to Highlands, TX, just East of Houston. This section of I-10 is very rough and beats you to death in a motorhome. We arrived at the San Jacinto Riverfront RV Resort a little after noon and was set up shortly thereafter. This is a very nice RV park and we have a full hookup, 50 amp, pull-through with cable. Verizon is strong and the roof antenna picked up the satellite easily.

As soon as we were set up we headed for the San Jacinto Battleground State Historic Park marking the sight where Sam Houston and his men defeated Santa Anna to free Texas from Mexico and avenge the losses at the Alamo and Goliad in the Battle of San Jacinto. Unknown to us this was the only day of the year in which they stage a re-enactment of the battle and it just happened to be the day we went!! Did I say there were way too many people there to really enjoy the place. The line for the ferry was about an hour long since the boat only took eight cars at a time. The monument itself is patterned after the Washington Monument in DC and is the same size except it has the star of Texas on its top. We were able to ride the elevator to the top and I was able to get a couple of good shots of the surrounding area and the park itself.

We head for San Antonio tomorrow for a six day stay at Potters Creek Corp of Engineer Campground on Canyon Lake - one of our favorite places to stay. We will be visiting family while there.

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