Port Aransas, TX

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Port Aransas is a small town on the north end of Padre Island, just off the coast from Corpus Christi, TX.  Padre Island, the longest barrier island in the world, runs along the Texas gulf coast for about 113 miles, from Brownsville near the border with Mexico to north of Corpus Christi.  We stayed at the Pioneer RV Resort which is on the beach about 3 miles south of Port Aransas.  From the RV park they have a short boardwalk that takes you out onto the sand.  In Texas, the beaches are treated as legal roadways so you can drive out onto the sand.  Periodically there are access points where you can get back onto the more traditional roadways.

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Eagle Lake, California

Eagle Lake (pics) used to be one of the largest lakes in California but the drought has caused it to shrink significantly in the past few years like so many other California lakes.  The southern portion of the lake can still support some fishing for the rainbow trout for which this lake is known.

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After leaving Tahoe and Carson City, we headed north and spent 4 nights here at the Eagle Lake RV Resort.  It is a nice RV park with mostly shaded sites.  We were one of the few residents during our time here.  Four nights was way too long for us here especially since we don’t fish.  However, we needed the time to finally settle into our motorhome for the upcoming extended trip.  We spent our time organizing the interior cabinets and storage compartments as well as the “basement” storage and cleaning the exterior of the coach and car.  As time goes on we should have less need to ask each other, “Where did we put that?”

It was a productive time with an opportunity for relaxing as well.  Next up, Tulelake, CA, at the Butte Valley Fairgrounds.