Good morning. This is travel day. As you know we are heading down to South Padre Island for the month of February. We will be staying in Isla Blanca Park, which is one of the Cameron County Parks, right on the island. The park is about 480 miles from here. That is too far for us to travel in one day. We will stop about 1/2 way and spend the night in either a Walmart or Pilot/Flying J parking lot. I have a couple places picked out, it just depends on how the day goes and how far we are when we want to stop.
You might wonder why we stay in a parking lot instead of a campground while on the road. It just works out better for us. For one, it’s free. We like free. Especially when you aren’t staying at a place long enough to enjoy the amenities and sights. Another reason is we won’t have to unhook the toad from the motorhome. Very few campgrounds have pull through sites. And lastly, we won’t be disturbing anyone when we leave early in the morning.
When staying in a businesses parking lot for free we always express our gratitude by shopping there. In Walmart we are always in need of supplies and in a Pilot/Flying J we fill up our gas and propane tanks.
Day 73. We had a lot to do yesterday to prepare to leave here today. On our way out of the park to get our laundry done and do some grocery shopping we were surprised to spot a couple different pairs of deer. Usually we only see deer at dusk and dawn. This was mid morning.
On our way back into the park the Red-Tailed Hawks were plentiful.
After lunch, when I was done cleaning the inside of the motorhome and Clyde had finished dumping both the black and grey tanks and filling the potable water tank, we decided to take our last walk around the park. I took along my camera, although I was sure I had taken all the photos I would want from this area. Surprise! I’m glad I took my camera. As we were walking by turtle cove I couldn’t believe how many painted turtles were crammed on one log.
We really enjoyed our stay here in Airport Park. Loving the lifestyle.
Until next time,