The weather is definitely motivating us to keep driving. We left a cool rain and stopped under bright blue skies and temperatures in the low 60º's. We've stayed in San Marcos before. The campground is across the street from a giant outlet mall featuring many classy stores as well as the old favorites one can find at many outlets. We had almost forgotten that families are still enjoying holiday vacation time, but when we tried to park at the mall, we felt like a salmon swimming upstream. We got to some of the stores too late. They looked like they had been attacked by a flock of locusts. Economic recovery (as well as warmth) is in the air.