Monday, March 17, 2008

Rio Hondo RV Park

Twin Palms, one of two RV parks we have been looking at here in Rio Hondo, TX. We are staying at this park for the week to see how we like it. There is a pool and hot tub, game room, library and laundry. It is in the center of town within walking distance to a few stores and restaurants. Rio Hondo is about 10 miles east of Harlingen, and a thirty minute drive to Port Isabel and South Padre Island.

South Padre Island

March 17th. View from our restaurant window, Dirty Al's, of one of the marinas on South Padre Island.
If you are ever on South Padre Island you have to eat at Dirty Al's. Real casual, interesting atmosphere and good fish tacos. See a pattern here? Donnie and I love sampling the local cuisine!

The beach at Isla Blanca County Park in the middle of spring break. Lots of sand and people celebrating the week off. The wind was pretty strong, so made for big waves for wind surfers. Notice there are no photos of Donnie in his speedo?!?! The beach police evicted him before I could snap his picture. Just kidding...

Marble Falls and Guadalupe River

Becky, Shelby and Donnie at Marble Falls City Park. We made a day trip to Marble Falls while we were staying for the week of Feb 25th at Blanco TX State Park. The park is small (only 52 sites) but roomy, uncrowded spaces to park the trailer. Weather was good and we met some really nice fellow campers there. While in Marble Falls we had lunch at the Bluebonnet Cafe. The cafe has been in Marble Falls since the 1930s and the food (especially the pie) was great.
We took another day trip to Guadalupe River State Park. We have never "camped" there before and wanted to check out the RV sites. The river runs through the park and there were several swimmers, but it was too chilly for us! We are heading to Mustang Island near Corpus Christi for a couple of weeks. Guess we didn't get our fill of the area when we were there in October.