Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Monday February 17, 2014-Moving Day-Inks Lake state park to North Houston KOA, Montgomery TX

We reached this day with such mixed emotions. We have so many friends here and have thoroughly enjoyed our time, but it's time to go. Me and the dogs get antsy when we stay somewhere for a long time.

We intended to get up early and be off by some time between 9 and 10, but we overslept in the cool air and didn't actually get started until after 8. We have a new route (thanks Chip) and it's only 198 miles. 

I don't think I told you about the shock we had when we began to get ready to leave. We have never had a problem with finding plenty of RV sites and never dreamed of having one now. We called the Oasis, where we've been staying for a couple of years and found it full with no openings until at least May. Long story short, we called every park that we could think of from Galveston to Houston and the surrounding area and found NOTHING! We were told that there is a lot of construction being done in the plants in Texas City, and of course, the winter Texans are still down here. We finally got the last long-term site at the North Houston KOA in Montgomery, so we're here for at least a month.

We pulled out from Inks about 10:30 and after making one short pit stop, we arrived here about 3. We had a 30 minute wait when we arrived because our neighbor had illegally parked his truck in the vacant (our) site so we had to wait for him to come back and move it. We learned that the park's wifi is down and will be down until a new provider is found and the equipment installed. I was looking forward to good park wifi but I can deal with coming to the office to use their service. 

We are planning to visit with some friends and of course, family while we're down here but the main thing is to clean up and release the storage unit in Texas City that we've had for years. We'll see how that works out...

I'm making this post on Wednesday morning. I learned last night that our friend and Heartland Owners Club President Jim Beletti will be coming for a visit on Sunday. We'll be looking forward to his arrival. I am in the park rec hall, using their bandwidth when I heard a familiar voice. Sandy Creekmore, of Texas Boomer fame had stopped by with her daughter and her fiance looking for a site. We had a nice and very short visit because they had to leave, but it was really good to see another old friend. She gave me my start as a club wagonmaster several years ago. 

So long.

1 comment:

Jim said...

Looking forward to seeing you and Stella.