Good Morning. We are now in Airport Park, a Corp of Engineering Campground in Waco, Texas. The temperature is currently 14. We took the same precautions we took the last few nights to protect our home from having the tanks and pipes freeze up. So far so good. The only thing we’ve noticed is the ice machine is not making ice. Hopefully when we warm up above freezing it will start working again with no ill effects.
Day 60. We took our time getting on the road yesterday. It was very cold outside and we knew we weren’t going too far to get to our next destination. We left Lake Lavonia about 10 a.m.
The only thing we really needed to do before arriving in Waco was fill up with propane. By the time we were ready to leave we were down to a 1/4 of a tank. Thanks to another reader and full-time RV’er, Al and Debbie of Our Coddiwomple Blog who suggested a Flying J in Waco that has propane, we weren’t worried about where to find it.
Once we were on the road, after looking to see what exit we were getting off and which exit the Flying J was at, I realized the Flying J was a few exits beyond the one we were getting off. I needed to find another option to fill our propane tank. Looking in the Next Exit book I found a Loves gas station, exit 386 off I-35, in Italy, Texas that not only had propane, it also was an easy in and out. It was just ahead of where we were and Patty Pepper was restless and not settling down. We needed to stop and let her out. How could you resist that cute face.
I love the Next Exit book. If you are a traveler and haven’t heard of it, I recommend getting one. It lists each exit and rest stops along the highway and what you will find at each one. We have the 2017 edition but the 2018 is now out.
When we pulled up to the propane tank at the Loves gas station a young man came out. You could tell he had no idea what he was doing. I asked if he had ever filled a motorhome before and he said no. I then asked if he could get someone with experience to show him what to do. He did. It all worked out in the end, but they only filled it 3/4 full. That was ok with me. I’d rather 3/4 full than overfilled. Propane there was only $2.09 a gallon. That’s the cheapest we’ve seen it on our recent travels. We got 10.8 gallons for $22.57. We wanted to fill Winnie up with gas but we didn’t like the price. The young man we were talking to said it was cheaper further south. So we decided to wait and get it later. With that accomplished we were back on the road.
We stopped for lunch at a rest area that again just happened to show up when we wanted to stop. How convenient. It was a really busy place. Every trucker on the road must have been hungry too. I love the ambiance of the Texas rest areas. Each one is a little different but inviting.
Texas rest area at 362mm off I-35
Our next stop was gas. We got off at our exit 339 and saw gas at $2.13 a gallon. That’s the cheapest we’ve seen in a long time. It was a Valero gas station and it was an easy in and out. $81 later we were on our way to our campsite.
Like the last Corp of Engineering campground, this one was off the beaten path too. The GPS on my phone had us turn in a road too soon. The sign said Airport park but it was the boat launch and also the road for airport personnel. A nice lady was right behind us and told us we needed to go down one more road. Unfortunately we had no room to turn around so we had to unhook the toad. While we were unhooking the car from the motorhome two more RV’ers also pulled into the wrong road. I guess we aren’t the only ones who mess up. Instead of hooking the car back up once we were turned around, I just drove it to our campsite.
We arrived at our site #61 about 2:30 pm. Again it was a bit later than we had thought we would be, but then again we are in no hurry. We traveled a total of 136 miles.
This campsite is perfect. We have a beautiful view, a long paved pad, large site with a separate patio area with a picnic table, fire pit and standing grill. We also have full hookups with 50 amps! There are a lot more campers here than at our last campground.
We are looking forward to exploring our new area. Loving this lifestyle.
Until next time,