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

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Palacios, TX

This was a one night stopover for us while driving along the Texas Gulf Coast.  Palacios was possibly named by early shipwreaked Spanish sailors who claimed they saw a vision of three palaces on the shores of the bay.  But this is a popular legend so who knows.  It is midway between Corpus Christi and Houston on Tres Palacios Bay which is a part of Matagorda Bay.

Nice spot by the bay

The town of just over 5,000 people is the third largest shrimping port on the Texas Gulf Coast but has proclaimed itself to be the “shrimp capital of Texas”.  We overnighted at an RV park adjacent to the harbor and we could see the impressive number of shrimping boats for a town of this size.

Next stop:  Galveston, TX