This is a busy city when it comes to commerce. Most visitors only see the commercial side of town, so they do it well. The large chain hotels have situated themselves effectively to host huge conferences all week long. The small, private hotels are prepared to host families and small events. All of this brings … More New Orleans – Crescent City – The Big Easy
We stopped through Baton Rouge to check out the USS Kidd, Navy Destroyer. Mike does love his military history! This one is floating in the Mississippi River. We located an excellent RV spot, just off the highway and near downtown. It is called Baton Rouge Equestrian Center or … More A brief visit to Baton Rouge
While in the area of the Atchafalaya Swamp, there are a few things that really cannot be missed. Since we already took care of a few of those things, we had one more to do. Here is the swamp list. THINGS TO DO IN THE SWAMPS= ⊗ EAT CRAWDADS (thanks CJ and Abel) ⊗ TASTE GATOR (thanks … More Swamp tour= the Atchafalaya
We drove out of Texas and started to see sunshine! Finally the skies had some blue and we could open a few windows. It took us over three weeks to get there, but finally….. Louisiana! We had another small ferry ride to get across an intercoastal waterway- but these folks did not care about our … More In the Louisiana swamps and bayous!
Texas The sun has riz. The sun has set. And here we is. In Texas yet. This little ditty pretty much sums up our experience in Texas. When the sun did rise, it seldom offered any sunshine. We had rain and cloudy skies nearly every day in Texas. It took us a total of of … More The end of Texas (for us)
We spent our last few days in Houston meeting some great people, eating some good food and seeing some interesting places. Here are a few of our highlights! Among the Tex-Mex dishes we sampled, this one left a mark. A stuffed, fried avocado!! This is a half of an avocado, peeled. Stuffed with chunks of seasoned … More Houston, it’s a wrap!
A couple of you have asked about the heater we are using so I thought I could feature it and share it around the forums. It works great for us! We were seeking something that used reasonable amounts of propane and put out optimal BTUs of heat. We also did not want a heater that … More Things are heating up in here!
Houston is growing a van community, and it is awesome to watch! Check out the Facebook page- Texas Vanagons – and join up if you are in Texas! We started our visit to Houston with a parking lot meetup with new van owner CJ and his dad and the notorious cabinet-man, Abel. (moment of silence … More Houston Texas- and a temporary halt
Upon leaving Big Bend we made a stop in Del Rio, Texas. This cute little town is just across the river from the famous “Heard it on the X” radio station! Our hosts were great folks who we found on the website http://www.boondockerswelcome.com They offered us a cozy overnight, out of the howling Texas wind. If … More Austin, Texas
This park is reportedly larger than Rhode Island! However, with the free map and a few drives along the main routes, you quickly capture the layout and realize the opportunities that lay before you! Admission to the park allows a visitor to stay for 7 days. There is an additional fee for camping at the improved … More Big Bend National Park- Texas, USA