Krusen with the Kruses travel blog

Leaving TX Hill Country

The Blanco River

Lots of sunflowers still blooming

Driving thru San Antonio

Horse ranch outside San Antonio

A spray plane working

Nice gate

Getting into Eagle Ford area - water supply & trucks

Oil storage

Pump jack

Man camp for oil workers


There are still some cattle - note it's getting green

We're getting close to the Gulf - they're going to play

It's also getting very flat

Oil refinery near Kingsville

Tile wall & flowering bushes at a rest stop

Yep, we're approaching the Gulf Coast

Here we are!


Yesterday we pulled out about 9:00 & headed south. We took a back road from Stonewall to Blanco & enjoyed driving thru hill country. The rest of the drive was actually pretty boring. We watched the landscape change from hills & trees to flat scrub & then to flat sandy tropical. There's still activity in the Eagle Ford oil area but did see quite a few trucks parked in lots & no drilling rigs.

We got to the Rio Grande Valley about 4:00 so were ahead of the heavy traffic & didn't have any problems finding our park - VIP La Feria RV Park in La Feria. The managers' gave us a friendly welcome & we were set up in no time. Very hot & humid here!

This morning manager John took us for a tour of the park & we're really impressed with how clean & well kept it is for an older park - one of the nicest we've seen. We don't start training until Monday so after the tour we finished pulling stuff out of storage & getting everything set up outside. We were so hot & sticky by the time we were done that we changed into our swimsuits & went for a swim. The pool is just behind where we're parked - very convenient. This afternoon we went to Bass Pro (had to be our first stop!) & Walmart for a few things. Think we'll be hitting the DonWes Flea Market tomorrow morning to check into shade covers for our big windows. Our big back window faces west & we feel the heat in the afternoon.

We have a lot to learn here at the park & a lot to see in the area. More later...

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