We have been in Rockport for just over two weeks now and feel as we have have done all the things we planned to do while we visiting this part of Texas. Normally that would be good news however we still have two more weeks left before our month is up. The sense of hitch itch is getting to me so I have started planning what we will do upon our departure from Rockport.
The one certainty on our immediate agenda is a stay at Gaffney, South Carolina where I have enrolled in the Freightliner School. I know I have been on the road for nearly two years but I am certain there is still plenty I don’t know about our motorhome and hope to glean some pearls of wisdom from the instructors of this highly rated class in Gaffney.
From Rockport we will either go to Goliad State Park for a few nights or go on to Shiner, Texas. Goliad promises to be an interesting little Texas town to explore for a few days and Shiner, Texas has the Spoetzl Brewery nearby. The Spoetzl Brewery is of course where Shiner beer is brewed and a tour of the brewery along with ample samples makes for a fun visit to this town.
Next on the Agenda is a short weekend stay at Lockhart State Park where we will take the grandkids on a “camping” trip. They of course are looking forward to this camping trip as are we… It will be the last time we see them for a while as we head east this Spring. After Lockhart State Park we will revisit the town of College Station, Texas. This, of course, is the town we both retired from and anytime we are nearby it is always fun to revisit with many of our dear friends as well as our favorite frequented haunts.
When we leave Texas we plan to make our first stop at a place I have heard many good reviews about – Betty’s RV Park in Abbeville, Louisiana. After several days stay there we will move on to New Orleans where we will stay at Bayou Segnette State Park. The park is close to the Algier’s Ferry which will take us the short distance across the river and drop us off real close to the French Quarter. Our new friends Holly and Randy from Wisconsin are meeting us at the park and we will be neighbors as they were able to book the site right next to us. This will surely add to the fun we will have! We are really looking forward to our stays in Louisiana…
From Louisiana we have no real plans for now as we will determine later (maybe due to weather) whether we will hug the coastline and retrace our trip to Savannah, Georgia or head northward into Alabama and Tennessee. Only time will tell… We do have to be in Gaffney for the start of the Freightliner school that begins on April 11th…
The pictures in today’s blog are of sunrises and sunsets taken while staying here in Rockport, Texas. I must admit that the sunrises here are as grand as any I have seen anywhere. When combining these exquisite sunrises with some freshly ground coffee perked for the day.... and well… life is pretty tough!