Going to San Antonio
Our daughter moved to San Antonio last August. She is employed at a large public relations and event firm in San Antonio. One of her first projects to take on was the San Antonio Home and Garden Show in the Alamodome. We decided to make the trip and be there to support her. With San Antonio being about 11 hours away, we decided to split the trip into 3 segments so we could keep the daily traveling to about 3-4 hours. Kit is still really nervous about traveling and just sits and shakes the entire time we are preparing to leave and the entire time we travel.
In my last post, I talked about all our animals and how we expected the biggest problem from the cat. Well, she finally came through. As we were preparing to leave around 11 AM, she obviously saw us take out her pet carrier, because she disappeared. She went into hiding somewhere in our stick house and we could not find her. We waited for a couple of hours but she never showed. We finally decided to split up. I would drive the RV to get on down the road and Jimmie Kay would stay at home until the cat showed up. We would have just left her, but we were going to be gone for 3 weeks and we were showing the house while we were gone. It would’ve been bad for a prospective home purchaser to walk in to the smell of rotting cat!
I went on down the road and found a spot for the night at Sun Roamers RV Park in Picayune MS. As I was setting up at about 6:30 pm, Jimmie Kay called to tell me that Big Momma had finally showed up and wanted something to eat! She threw her in the car and took off to meet me in Picayune.
Nice little park with gravel sites and tall pines.
We didn’t get to enjoy much of their amenities because we needed to get on the road. With our first day of travel cut in half, we needed to adjust our schedule a bit. Rather than stop in Livingston LA, we decided to go on to Beaumont TX. We will be staying in Beaumont on the way back from San Antonio for a family event. This gave us a chance to try the park out before we booked our longer stay. Gulf Coast RV Park is a larger 125 site park. All the sites are pull through which is nice, but they are a bit tight. This was also during the miserable wet and cold weather spell we had. It was muddy, mushy, wet and cold. We just hunkered down for 2 days so we could rest and the animals could get reoriented. One different thing about this park is that they have a complimentary breakfast every morning. Not deluxe, not even as good as a Fairfield Inn. But, they did have Texas shaped waffles!
We called the San Antonio park to see if we could get in a day early and make it all the way through. What turned out to be a bit of a blessing was that the San Antonio park was full and they had nothing available. I say a blessing because it forced us to find a place and we found Schulenburg TX. What a neat little town! Founded by Germans, it still keeps some of its native traditions. Local restaurants serving German foods and sausages. Schulenburg is also home of the Model Airplane Museum. We didn’t get to visit it, but it looked interesting.
The Schulenburg RV Park was a great little park. It was nestled in an grove of oak trees, had a small fishing & duck pond and absolutely fabulous owners! Barbara took great care of us and was helpful giving us a history of the town.
From Schulenburg it was down the road towards San Antonio We needed fuel so we stopped at Buc-ees in Luling. Think of it as a convenience store on steroids. There are locations all over Texas. This one had 64 gas pumps. Diesel was $2.459 while the truck stop across the street was $2.909. Huge difference on a 100 gallon tank! There was a constant stream of traffic into the place. There was actually a policeman outside directing traffic. They had made to order sandwiches, ready made sandwiches, a bakery section with homemade pastries and Kolaches. The jerky counter had 18 different types of jerky. In addition, there was also a section that would rival WalMart for souvenirs, camping supplies, etc. If you are ever near one, it is worth a look just to see it! Buc-ees
Arrival in San Antonio was otherwise uneventful. More about our stay there in the next post!