Friday, April 1, 2016

Back Visiting Our Former Home–College Station, TX…

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imageWe really enjoyed our two day stay at Huntsville State Park but it was time to go.  We broke camp and made the easy 52 mile drive west pulling into Holiday RV Park in College Station. This is a park we often stay at in our old home town. As we pulled in we couldn’t help but notice the huge amount of construction going on in this area. Apartment buildings are springing up all over the place!

We love coming back to our former home but after five years on the road College Station seems more like a fun stopover for us rather than our home. Don’t get me wrong we love coming back to visit with old friends and eat at some of our (still remaining) favorite restaurants but it is more apparent now than ever that this was a former home for us and will probably never be our home again. Many of our homies are complaining about increased traffic and all the new construction in town.

Holiday RV Park had always been our favorite spot to stop at in College Station. We especially enjoyed our favorite site facing one of the largest football stadiums in the country, Kyle Field, which is also a part of one of the largest universities in the country, Texas A&M University. We very much enjoyed relaxing on our patio seeing the field. However, due to all the construction there are no longer any sites with unobstructed views of Kyle Field. Even worse the really nice nature trail nearby where we hiked nearly every day during our previous stays has been bull dozed and even more apartments are being built on that site.

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Nevertheless our current site is on a full concrete pad  with a nice grassy yard so we will be content here for our month long stay. We normally also do our spring cleaning while here since this park allows us to wash our vehicles. However, the next time we come to College Station we may likely choose another location to stay. One of our missions this time will be to scope out some of the newer RV Parks that have popped up in the area.

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Our first few days In College Station were a flurry of activity as we were showing some of our new RV friends around town. When we were at Betty’s RV Park some blog followers who came to Bettys met up with us at Betty's famous Happy Hour.  We enjoyed meeting Joann and Greg but really didn’t get to know them as well as we wanted since it is always very busy at Bettys.  We were pleasantly surprised to find out they wanted to visit College Station and booked a couple of nights at Holiday RV Park  for the chance to see the town and get to know us better!

The first day Joann and Sharon had hair appointments while Greg was excited to visit a local gym as he is a serious weightlifter.  Opportunities for good gyms have been few and far between so he was excited to find one close by.  We also enjoyed dinner together at one of our favorite local restaurants, Los Cucos. Just had to stop in for our favorite Gallitos Fish!

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The following day we took them on a tour of Texas A&M University. I have blogged many times in the past about the campus so I will simply say they seemed to enjoy the personal tour of the campus and I enjoyed sharing some of the campus history as well as some of my personal stories. We had dinner at our RV and enjoying great conversation until after dark.  One thing we love about this lifestyle is meeting new people so getting to know Joann and Greg was a special treat. It appears our paths will cross again out west as we compared notes on places we will likely stay next fall and winter.  We are looking forward to our next encounter with them on down the road.

6 comments:

  1. What fun to be able to show off your old stomping grounds.

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  2. Great post, and your photos are lovely. :)

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  3. Going back to your former home town is never quite the same as when you lived there, "progress ?" keeps messing things up.
    Enjoy your time there and showing your new friends around town.

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  4. Enjoy your time with your friends.

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  5. I miss my days of hauling kids from there to San Antonio, too bad it is growing. It was such a nice place. Enjoyed your post, brings back memories.

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  6. John and Sharon, we were thrilled to spend time with you in your old home town. Thank you so much for your generous hospitality and company. The A&M tour was especially cool, but mostly it was just great to get to know you better. We can't wait to see you two again!

    Joanne and Greg

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