I left Texas Custom Coach this morning with 216 miles to go to my first overnighter. Thanks again, guys, for my new slide topper and especially for erasing the scratches from my first misadventure in my new coach (previous post).
They were so quick about fixing everything, I could have left on Friday, but I delayed my departure a day because it rained so hard there that day. Since I’m such a chicken about driving in the rain, I appreciated being able to hang out another day.
It wasn’t raining when I left Pipe Creek, but by the time I was going through Boerne, it had started again. When going through town, I could see the trail along River Road was closed due to flooding. Rain wasn’t even that bad then, but I was glad I was leaving the river behind.
I had decided to stay off IH-35 for this leg when I was planning my route since I was in no hurry, and after checking Google earth, I saw that TX-21 didn’t look bad at all. I came to regret that decision as the rain worsened and I passed through many low water crossings (no water on road at that point, though).
At some point I could hear the weather alert go off on my radio and when I turned it up, all I heard was, “Flash flooding and severe thunderstorms – seek cover.” OK, great news- but where are they and where am I in relation to them??? But I managed to keep myself calm and just kept going as it didn’t seem so bad where I was at the time.
Having left at 10:00 a.m., I didn’t get here until 4:00 and I’m pretty pooped. Since it’s the Memorial Day weekend, I’m glad I called ahead to make a reservation (rare for me) because I got the last site left (and a pull-through at that).
This is my first stay at a Passport America park and I sure do appreciate the $16 rate for this 50 amp full hookup site at Primrose RV Park. Most of the sites are gravel, so I’m glad I got this one with concrete pad. I’m all settled in and am washing clothes – another thing I really appreciate about my new rolling home!
Unless weather is bad tomorrow, I plan on leaving in the morning. I am already gassed up as there was an HEB store very near the park with gas at $3.28/gallon, the cheapest I saw all along the way. Next leg is 213 miles to Greenwood, LA – my first time out of Texas in Kismet!