We got an earlier than normal start on the road to San Antonio since there was rain predicted later in the day. Our destination was Braunig Lake RV Resort in Elmendorf, TX just SW of San Antonio.
We booked four nights with plans to have Thanksgiving with our son and his family. We discussed rules in advance of the visit. Everyone agreed to wearing a mask while inside the house and since there was great weather predicted Thanksgiving day, we agreed to eat outside on their patio. Social distancing would also be mandatory. We also explained we would not be staying overnight.
While all the rules made for an awkward Thanksgiving it will still be remembered as special time together. We accomplished the main goal of no one becoming ill and the awkwardness did not get in the way of our having a great day together..
Our son JJ and his wife Kelly made a fabulous feast. We contributed meagerly as they had it all planned out. We did make some cranberry and a decadent chocolate bourbon pecan pie! It was also great to hang out with our grandson Cameron and our grand dogs.Although it would only be one day together, we made the most of it.
While in San Antonio we took a day to shop at Trader Joe’s to stock up on all of our favorites for our three month stay down in the Rio Grande Valley of south Texas. We also were delighted to discover our very favorite tamale place in McAllen Texas, Delia’s, opened a new location in San Antonio. We just had to get a dozen of the very tamales EVER! A real road treat…
I should also mention that while in San Antonio we were due for a brake job on out Honda CRV. I didn’t relish the idea of sitting in a shop all day and waiting to get the work done so I discovered NuBrakes online that will come to your site and do the work. All I can say is amazing work, fast and reasonably priced. I had new brake pads and rotors on the front and new pads on the real for just a bit over $400 all done in less than an hour. Score one for us!!!
It was kind of sad though visiting one of our favorite Texas cities and not being able to fully enjoy the downtown River Walk and the Pearl District. as we normally would have prior to the pandemic.
I should mention that Braunig Lake RV Resort is another Passport America park. We really liked this park as it had some huge sites as well as some smaller ones. There was plenty of space for a nice walk with a large pond in the middle of the park making the walkabouts pleasurable. We enjoyed seeing lots of ducks taking advantage of the open water in this drier part of the state.
Four days went by fast and it was time to hit the road once again. Our next stop was further south for a one night stay at Wilderness Lakes RV Resort in Mathis, TX. Another rainy day was predicted so we had little choice but to drive on through some rain showers to get there.
We were thankfully able to set up before the big rains came through. We were hoping to explore nearby Lake Corpus Christi but with our staying one day and the heavy rain we will have to save that excursion for another day. We were able to walk around the park and found this to be a nice park with some nature trails and two lakes onsite I guess we will have to return someday….
NOTE: We are currently in Port Isabel in the Rio Grande Valley of Texas for the winter…