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Feb 12, 2018 - King Ranch

Today we traveled to Kingsville Texas to take a tour of The King family Ranch. The original section started in the Wild Horse Desert of South Texas along the Santa Gertradis Creek. The ranch is the largest in Texas covering 825,000 acres. Richard King, a Rio Grande steamboat captain, started as a 15,500 acre cow camp in 1853 and at his death at age 60 he had become America's greatest cattle barron with more than 40,000 cattle roaming his 500,000 acre ranch. Besides Longhorn cattle the ranch developed the Santa Gertrudis breed. They had the...

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Jun 7, 2016 - We become the dinner

Shorter drive today so we slept in a little longer than a normal driving day. I got out and did a two mile walk, then had breakfast and a shower. Started closing up the RV and getting ready to roll, and then felt like I needed to take a shower. Boy the heat and humidity can really get to you. This is a lot different than our Marina, CA weather of 65 and cloudy all year long. The drive today was only 150 miles, so about 3 hours. I drive at a little over 55 and let everyone else pass me, this is a lot more relaxing and I get a lot better...

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To Maine and back

Feb 20, 2015 - Kingsville, TX

Taking Hwy 83 to Hwy 77 to Kingsville, TX, we arrived at Nature's Own RV Park in Kingsville. This is the home of the huge King Ranch and a large campus of Texas A&M. One of our first drives here was along the intercoastal shoreline of Luguna Madre. Not a lot of beaches here, but shallow water and many, many fishermen and women. One day's journey took us back to North Padre Island where we had visited three years ago. We had shrimp, yet again, at Doc's on the water. From there we drove north to Mustang Island and took a ferry across to...

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TexasWinter2015

Mar 24, 2014 - King Ranch

Two days of rain with wind makes Don a very fidgety person and Linda thinks the trailer awfully small with Don inside. That being said, we headed to King Ranch and it's 835,000 acres. Just plain big!! Santa Gertrudis cattle were developed here and now they are developing the Santa Cruz breed. They market 20,000 or some such number of cattle each year. Quarter horses from their line sell for $6000.00 when less than two years old and untrained, but following a year of training the price goes to $26000.00 and up. Most of the ranch income...

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No Snow For Us

Nov 12, 2013 - Harlingen to Kingsville birding

Date: November 12, 2013 Weather: partly sunny Temperature: start 70º High 78º Wildlife count: Butterflies Year List: 291; Life List: 384 Birds: Loggerhead Shrike, Golden-fronted Woodpecker, White-tipped Dove, White-winged Dove, Belted Kingfisher, Little Green Heron, Snowy Heron, Mockingbird, Great Kiskadee, Hermit Thrush, Turkey Vulture, Gray Hawk, Yellow-bellied Sapsucker, Green Jay, Mourning Dove, Curved-bill Thrasher, House Sparrow, Kestrel, Black Vulture, Crested Caracara, Scissor-tail Flycatcher, Red-tailed Hawk, Common Grackle,...

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Going West 2014

Mar 10, 2013 - King Ranch part deux

Aujourd'hui dimanche on a fait la grasse matinée, ensuite vers 13h00 nous sommes dirigés vers Kingsville et le musée du King Ranch, qui est ouvert de 13 à 17 heures le dimanche. Ce fut vraiment une belle visite, c'est un beau petit musée et nous avons put prendre notre temps pour voir les quelques exibits mais surtout voir toutes la collection de photos d'époque, du ranch et de ses habitants. C'était beaucoup plus instructif que le tour de bus d'hier, si vous visité King Ranch faites le musée avant. Ils ont un film où l'on voit l'intérieur...

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Open Range

Mar 9, 2013 - King Ranch

Aujourd'hui nous avons visité le King Ranch, pour tout dire nous avons été déçu de notre visite, la visite se fait par autobus et pas question d'en descendre, la guide et chauffeur était une vielle madame de New York qui vit sur le ranch avec son mari depuis 23 ans mais qui ne connaissait pas grand chose, elle connaissait les grandes lignes de l'histoire du ranch et elle laissait de grandes périodes de temps filer sans commentaire, j'ai même trouvé quelques erreurs dans son discours. Le ranch est très sec car le Texas vit la plus grande...

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Open Range

Mar 8, 2013 - Journée internationale de la femme

Je voudrais souhaiter à toutes une bonne journée de la femme en ce 8 mars. Ce jeudi nous sommes demeurés au camping car nos amis avaient un tournoi de palet américain, alors nous les avons encouragés. Murielle et sa coéquipière ont finies deuxièmes, bravo Murielle. = Aujourd'hui nous avons quitté Hidalgo et avons fait route jusqu'au "Nature's own RV Resort" à Kingsville. Il y a un campus de l'université Texas A&M ici et ils ont un beau musée à voir. On retrouve aussi ici le fameux King Ranch, qui fut à un moment donné le plus grand ranch...

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Open Range

Feb 20, 2013 - King Ranch

Today we have started our journey north! We bid a fond goodbye to the friends we made at River Ranch Resort in Rio Hondo. It does not seem possible that we have been there a month! But it is time to move on and we have places to go and things to see. We did not go very far today. Only 115 miles. We had wanted to visit the famous King Ranch so that was our first stop. This ranch is bigger than the state of Rhode Island! We watched a film in the visitor's center and took a guided tour on a 12 mile loop through a small area of the ranch. This...

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Trek Wanderings

Oct 29, 2012 - Last Travel for Five Months

We left our full-hookup site in Rockdale this morning and headed for the Walmart at Kingsville, TX. This isn't a very long trip but Alamo's too far to go in one day and still get there before dark. So we stopped at Kingsville which is about half way. We walked up the street to a What-A-Burger for supper, did some incidental shopping at Walmart (we always try to give some business to our hosts for the night) and went to bed. We'll be arriving at Winter Ranch in Alamo tomorrow.

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Our 2012 Travels

Mar 8, 2012 - Broke down!! Deep in the Heart of Texas!

Hi everyone ! Please do sing along with us...(we need it!!) The stars at night are big and bright, (clap, clap, clap, clap) Deep in the heart of Texas! The prairie sky is wide and high, ( clap,clap, clap clap) Deep in the heart of Texas! Then...the truck got BROKE, almost caused us a stroke (clap,clap,clap,clap) Deep in the heart of Texas! Yep, the Ram broke down just outside of Kingsville town (clap,clap,clap,clap) Deep in the heart of Texas! Lost all power on the highway, yes, very scary though, we must say (clap,clap,clap,clap) Deep in...

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Dressell's USA Quest

Mar 7, 2012 - The King Ranch

From Tropic Winds Resort – Harlingen, TX Sprawling across 825,000 acres of South Texas land, an area larger than the state of Rhode Island is the King Ranch. The story of this National Historic Landmark and the birthplace of the American ranching industry began in the mid 1830s when a young boy from New York City stowed away on a ship heading south. Richard King learned the boating business on the Alabama and Florida rivers where he became a steamboat captain. After moving to South Texas he founded a steamboat line setting up ports and...

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Home Sweet RV - 2012

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