We arrived in Balmorhea yesterday afternoon. We stayed in a RV park that was behind a gas station & convenience store. It was a Passport America Park - we paid $10.00 for the night. Needless to say, we didn't expect much but there was nothing else in the area. We knew going in that there was no wifi service and no TV service, but there were full hook-ups. We figured for one night that was no problem. What a surprise we had when we saw the park. It was well manicured and landscaped. There were about 15 rigs in there, all but one as transient as ourselves. We left just after 9:30 a.m. (very early for us) and were the last ones out of the park. There was also a large parking lot for trucks in back of the gas station. Several trucks did pull in during the night, although they were far enough away that we never heard them come in.
Since we had no TV service we decided to watch a DVD that we had purchased at the Crystal Cathedral "The Glory of Easter" which is a Passion Play that has been performed each year during the Easter season. It was very moving and well done. What we had expected to be a very boring stop in little more than a parking lot, turned out to be a very enjoyable evening in a very nice park. You just never know.
West Texas is not what I expected. I expected it to be flat with nothing but scrub. There is a lot of nothingness, but it isn't flat. We also were not prepared for how large El Paso is. We knew it was a city, but had no idea until we went by how large it is. We are very happy we were warned not to stay there.