Trip to the Coast

I headed east for a change to visit a friend down near Galveston. I loaded up Matilda and put Pepper in the front seat and off we went on Saturday morning. I fought head-winds of over 15 mph in BOTH directions. My gas mileage was pitiful and it's made worse by the gas prices. OUCH! They have gone crazy the last week or so and it's expected to climb higher. Suck it up or stay home. Guess which one I chose? It was a good getaway and perfect timing before all the Spring Break-ers showed up. 

Texas RV Park

5605 FM 2004Hitchcock, TX 77563
Galveston County

Type of Park: Private
Check In: 1p    Check Out: 11a

Dates: 3/5-7/22
Length of Stay: 2 Nights

πŸ’² Regular cost per night $51 ($50 + online fee)
Discounts: $5 Good Sam (total, not per day)
My Total Cost $97

πŸ“‹ Site #22 Notes:

  • Back In
  • Site Pad: level, concrete, long enough for my trailer and truck and a side area for another vehicle
  • πŸ’§ Water - very low to the ground, faucet comes off to the side
  • ⚡ Max amp: 50 - all green lights
  • πŸ’© Sewer - good condition, sticks up just a few inches
  • πŸ“Ί Cable (did not use)

πŸ‘πŸ» Pros:

  • Directly across from the Dog Park (may not be a pro for everyone)
  • Against the fence. No one behind me.

πŸ‘ŽπŸ» Cons:

  • No Grill
  • No Fire Ring
  • No Picnic Table

πŸ“ Park Notes: 

The park is in a big U shape. All back-in sites. Concrete driveway and pads.
🚻 Restrooms
🚿 Showers with code to enter, 1 ADA stall, 2 regular. No toilets. Music playing.
πŸ“Ά Wifi 
🧺 Laundry facility with code
πŸ• Off-leash dog park, tubes for dogs to run through, lighted for night use
🚧 Gated park - gate code provided
πŸ—£ Good communication, friendly staff 
☕ Cute office with coffee bar and a few necessary items for sale
🚫 Do not park/drive on the grass. $50 fine.
πŸ›’ Walmart nearby
🚘 20 minutes to Galveston

🦌 Wildlife: 

Birds: Gulls, Grackles, Woodpecker 


πŸ’œ Highlights of this trip:

  • 🎻 George Dearborne @ Mo's Place Katy
  • Hanging out with one of my girlfriends
  • πŸ‘©πŸ»πŸ• Camping with Pepper
    • She is an excellent passenger
  • Breakfast at La Frontera #3 - good homemade tortillas
  • πŸ– Day trip to Galveston
    • Was very foggy for most of the morning
    • Took a drive south to look at a few RV parks
    • Galveston Island State Park is still under construction
    • Walking on the beach and the seawall
    • Pepper liked walking on the beach, but didn't get in the water
    • Murdoch's gift shop
    • The Poop Deck (dog friendly) - sit on the balcony and watch the waves and the traffic go by
  • 🦐 Floyd's Cajun Seafood in Webster 🍹
            • Good boiled crawfish and shrimp
            • Good bar and bartenders
            • The Malibu Sunset was delish. They were making lots of Hurricanes too.
            • Yummy desserts

  • 🚘 292 miles round trip - 8.65 mph
    • Headwinds both directions

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