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...