Saturday, February 13, 2010

East Bound and Down

After a great stay in Arizona we are regretfully about to head back east. The time we spent in Texas, New Mexico and Arizona was absolutely wonderful, and it passed all too quickly. We saw magnificent vistas, met some great people, and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Desert Pueblo in Tucson. The park is residence to some of the nicest and friendliest people we have ever met, and we will miss them all.

We are planning to leave Tucson a little earlier than our scheduled departure date so that we could check out some RV resorts in Texas that we might have an interest in staying for a few months next winter, but the weather might not cooperate. Today, North Georgia is blanketed with more snow than we have seen in years, and the southern states are experiencing record low temperatures and various combinations of precipitation, including the frozen kind. As a contrast to that the weather here couldn't be more different. We were in shirtsleeves and shorts here yesterday and I believe the high was about 69 degrees. We have absolutely no interest in driving back to sit in below freezing temperatures and heavy (for Georgia) snow cover. I suppose time will tell as to whether we head east bound and down or extend our stay in the western states a while longer.

We left Desert Pueblo and Tucson Wednesday, Feb. 17 for Las Cruces, NM. We stayed at Hacienda again and the next morning we headed for Kerrville, Tx. We arrived at Buckhorn Lake RV Resort around 2:30 which left us several hours to visit the area.

If you pass through Kerrville, you must eat at Billy Gene's restaurant. One of my favorite meals is meatloaf, and I am almost always disappointed when I order it, but the meatloaf at Billy Gene's is easily the best I have ever eaten. From listening to other customer's comments the other items on the menu must be equally as good.

Saturday we visited Fredericksburg, a town of German heritage about 20 miles from Kerrville  known for its shopping and German restaurants. Derita and I were transported back in time to our childhood when we went into the dime store there. It was an exact copy (working copy) of the dime store of our youth.

Tonight we are in Biloxi staying at at a very nice RV Resort called Majestic Oaks. We stayed here on our way out west and the low that night was 19 degrees. Currently it is 55 degrees. What a difference 6 weeks makes. We will arrive in panama City Beach tomorrow.

Last night we stopped in Beaumont, Tx. and stayed the night at a nice RV park called Gulf Shores RV Park. 

When we do get back home we will stay in Georgia for a few weeks to be with family and friends, and then we are off to the Outer Banks of North Carolina for the summer. We are workamping at a very nice resort, and we are definitely looking forward to being back on the beach.


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