Saturday, January 22, 2011

January 22,2011

Friday, January 21, we left Corpus Christi traveling to San Antonio where we picked up I-10 and pushed on westward. North of San Antonio the flat brown country changes into hills covered with green shrubs and trees. There was bright sunshine but the air was chilly. We stopped for the night in Junction, Texas at A KOA Kampground, the only campground in the area, nice but expensive- $45.00- for a place in the middle of nowhere.
This morning, Saturday, we got up to temperatures at 25 degrees outside. Our furnace kicked on in place of the heatpumps during the night and our water was frozen. We did have water in our holding tank that we could use. Our travels continued westward. The winds were brisk causing Tom to fight the steering wheel at times. The towns are few and far between. Occasionally a few cattle are seen but no buildings are in sight making me wonder how far away is the ranch that these cattle belong to. About 4pm we arrived in the town of Van Horn, Texas, filled up the motorhome with gas ($2.99/gallon) and checked into the Van Horn KOA. It was warm with temps at least in the upper 60's but temperature drops quickly when the sun goes down (47 degrees at 9pm). This campground has a "Kafe" where we ate a smoked beef brisket dinner this evening. There is mountains in the distance that we are able to see. Tomorrow we plan to be in New Mexico, finally out of Texas! Texas is a wide state almost 900 miles and we took that jaunt down to Corpus Christi making our time here even longer.