San Antonio, TX

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We stopped off in San Antonio back in February of 2016 when we were eastbound.  We again stayed at Greenlake RV Resort during this visit.  Just before we left Houston we decided that Valerie needed to get back to California in order to help out her mother.  We booked a flight for her from San Antonio for December 29th.  I will continue westward in the motorhome but will step up the pace a bit.

Buc-ee's

No visit to Texas would be complete without a visit to one of the Buc-ee’s locations.  These are Texas sized “convenience” stores which have from 80 to 120 fueling stations along with huge restrooms and all of the items any traveler could want:  candy, beverages, nuts, popcorn, freshly made sandwiches, jerky, ice, etc.  When we were there the store was very crowded with a near constant stream of people entering.  Interestingly, they cater only to non-commercial travelers, no 18 wheelers allowed, only cars, pickups and RV’s.

Next stop:  Fort Stockton, TX

Houston, TX

For the Christmas weekend, we parked in Houston at the Eastlake RV Resort, part of the Quality RV Resorts group.  They have 11 locations in Texas.  We have stayed at another Quality RV Resort and the parks are very nice with first rate amenities.

Eastlake RV Resort

One of the nice things they provide are several gas grills located around the property for guest use.  What’s more impressive is that the grills are maintained so that they literally look like new inside and out.  I don’t know how they do it but I have checked the grill the day after using it and it again looks like it has never been used.

Shrimp on the barbie

For our modest Christmas meal, we used one of the grills for some of the Gulf shrimp we got at Joe Patti’s in Pensacola, FL.  Quite tasty.

Next stop:  San Antonio, TX

Breaux Bridge, LA

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Breaux Bridge is a few miles east of Lafayette.  It is a picturesque small town on the banks of Bayou Teche in the heart of Cajun Country that proclaims itself as the “Crawfish Capital of the World”.  For our short visit here we parked at Poche’s RV Park and Fish-N-Camp.  It’s a lovely setting with the RV sites arranged among the fish ponds.

Poche's RV Park

We couldn’t let this opportunity pass without sampling some local Cajun food.  We were directed to a local restaurant named Pont Breaux.  We had their seafood gumbo, Pont Breaux catfish and a side of hushpuppies.  The catfish was grilled and topped with shrimp étouffée.  It was exceptionally good.

Next stop:  Houston, TX

Gulfport, MS

And so, our westward migration begins.  Our plan is to get to Southern California by the end of January 2017.

Leaving Florida

Our first stop was Gulfport, MS.  It was uneventful since we got hit with a bout of cold weather including lots of rain and fog so we didn’t get out much.

Next stop:  Breaux Bridge, LA