Planned Trip: First Trip of 2016

Most years we have taken one last trip around the first week of December.

After that trip we usually have the trailer winterized and leave it in storage until the end of February or first of March.

This year is not exception.

After our December trip to Eisenhower State Park, we had the unit winterized.

We now have reservations for our first trip of 2016.

We will be travelling to South Padre Island.

We will be leaving February 26th and returning March 4th.

We will be staying at the South Padre Island KOA.

According to Google Maps, the drive is nearly nine hours.

We decided to take it easy and stop in San Antonio both going and coming.

We have reservations at the San Antonio KOA for one night on the way and two nights on the way back.

That leaves us with five nights at South Padre.

We don’t have any specific plans for the trip, but we hope to do some site seeing and bird watching at South Padre.

We’re staying an extra night in San Antonio on the way back so we can spend a day site seeing.

Our Last Trip of 2015

OK, I know, I’ve been very remiss in updating this blog.

With our move, it has seemed like getting settled in the new house has been a full time job.

Since moving in we’ve only made one short three-night trip in December to Eisenhower State Park.

Due to the weather it wasn’t a very eventful trip.

The lake level was up which forced some roads and paths to be closed.

Our trip was first affected by the water levels as we approached the park.

We were approaching on FM1310 from the east.

We found that the road was closed to through traffic, which required us to turn around.

Fortunately there was a small parking lot on the south side of the road just across from a northbound road.

I was able to turn into the parking lot and then backup on the northbound road.

I had to call the park headquarters for alternate directions to the park.

They suggested State route 84 to Eisenhower Road.

That route is similar to the route preferred by my GPS. The GPS suggests Lil’ Old Road to Eisenhower Road.

I usually avoid that route due to the low hanging trees on Lil’ Old Road.

Our stay at the park was very “laid back.”

Due to recent rains it was very muddy.

We did some hiking on the first full day, but the Armadillo Hill Trail was under water around the Buttonbush Scenic Point.

It rained almost all day on the second day, so we spent most of it in the camper.

After returning home, we took the trailer in to have it winterized as well as an issue with the inverter addressed.