Remember that when you leave this Earth, you can take with you nothing that you have received, only what you have given, a full heart enriched by honest service, love, sacrifice and courage. -St. Francis of Assisi

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

A foggy day

Woke up to fog this morning, then it was sunny for a few hours in the early afternoon. I went for a walk around 4:00pm and it was foggy over the wetlands area near the shore.

The tide is coming back in and the wetlands are getting flooded. There were more birds around today. I wonder where they go during the low tide. The birds must be back to see what food came in with the tide.

I used my digital camera and zoomed in and cropped these pics,
so the quality is not that great.

I'll have to settle for these pictures
because I don't want to carry around a large camera.

Nothing exciting going on, just relaxing in the coach or walking around the beach and wetlands area. Enjoying the quiet and taking some time to get things arranged in the coach, figuring out the best place for everything and filling a box to donate at the Thrift Store in town. I'll drop it off on Thursday morning when I leave this campground to head North on my way to San Antonio.

I've been staying a week at each location, the rates are usually much better if you stay for a week.

After Christmas, when I head back down to the Gulf Coast, if I find a park that I like, I may stay for a month. I like to walk, so it has to be a location that has walking paths and is close to a town. 

Many of the State Parks are in the middle of nowhere and although they have a lot of walking paths, its not possible to walk to the nearest town from where they are.

I will look at the address of RV Parks and campgrounds on "Google Maps" and it shows the names of other places nearby, this has helped me to make my decisions about where to stay.

When I am in RV parks, I see others that have a car or truck and they are going somewhere in the car everyday, sometimes several times a day.  I am trying to avoid all of that running around.

I'm trying to avoid daily driving. If there is something I want to see, I make plans to stop along the way. The same for groceries, I make a stop at the store before getting to the park.

To accomplish this and make sure I see all that I want to see, I am moving along the coast very slowly, I may only drive 100 miles between RV parks. I do my sightseeing on the driving day between parks and then take a week to explore the area I am staying at.


  1. sure sounds like you have this travelling thing figured out!..I like your idea of not driving for at least a few days while you are parked at the Rv park!!..we see so many people in and out of their cars all day long at campgrounds?..where are they going?

  2. I like the way you have your travel figured out. Staying in one place for a while and not doing so much driving sounds good to me.

  3. I didn't have a car the first year I was on the road, but changed my mind after that. I only use the car about twice a week, but I enjoy having that option.

  4. I travel like you do - check things out on the way, then park for a week or two, and move when I need to shop, do laundry, etc. depending on where I am. Of course, in Quartzsite LTVA, things are different. I can stay here until April 15 with no additional payments beyond the $180 fee, so I just stay here until I need to dump, etc., then get everything done on one day and come back. I hardly use any gas, which is nice for the budget. :) It's nice to have a routine that works for you.

  5. I like the way you are traveling. I don't like driving for hours on end. The slow pace is nice too. I think that's what its all about nice and slow and enjoyable. Less stress.

  6. Hi Teri, where are you now? I've lost track of you & was wondering on the coast where you might be? Enjoy SA, I think you'll like it there. I lived there for 5 years, but that was eon's ago. I have a sister there too.


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