Sunday, February 26, 2012

Louisiana To Texas and More Rough Roads

Beaumont, TX.

40 deg. clear, no wind.

Forecast = Partly cloudy in the morning, then mostly cloudy. High of 63F. Winds from the East at 5-15 mph.

Friday was a do-nothing day. Neither Jim nor Linda felt like doing anything, so they didn't!! ; )

Oh, I almost forgot, they did go into Kinder and bought CLT a drink of 87 octane and themselves some bread, and milk.

Yesterday morning, we left the Coushatta Casino RV park at 10:30 and retraced my route back down to Kinder. At Kinder, we got back on US 190 and took it west until it turned North. There, we continued West on LA 12 which eventually turned int TX 12. Following 12 brought us right to I-10 just East of Beaumont. After getting onto I-10 we followed it through Beaumont and to the Gulf Coast RV Resort which is on the West edge of Beaumont.

It was 12:35 when we pulled up in front of the office, so we traveled just 95 miles in 2 hours and 5 minutes.

Again, I don't know if it was wise to take US 190 or not. Parts of it were very smooth but other sections were like a washboard. : (  Once we crossed the state line into Texas, the road was much better.

It did save some miles and I understand that there is bridge construction on I-10 by Lake Charles, so I guess it all depends on which way you think would be the best.

I don't think either way is very good. : (

The Gulf Coast RV Resort is a nice park with full hook-ups, 50 amp electric, paved streets and sites. Each site has a patio with a picnic table, but there is no shade and the sites are quite close together.

But again, at a Passport America rate of $17.50, you really can't complain. ; )

Jim and Linda decided to go out to eat last night, so they hopped into CLT (Cute Little Truck), and headed to a Cracker Barrel that is a couple of miles from here. They said the food was good but Jim said that he thought his food could have been hotter.

This is a one night stop for me. Today, we'll go through Houston, (I'm hoping the traffic will be lighter, being that it's Sunday), and go about 1/2 way to San Antonio, where we'll stay at yet another Passport America park.

Did you know that Texas is the only state to have the flags of 6 different nations fly over it? They are: Spain, France, Mexico, Republic of Texas, Confederate States, and the United States.

1 comment:

  1. Sunday is a great day to go through Houston. We have done it dozens of times. Just don't wait until noon or on a game day...YUCK!
    Never knew about the flag thing. Thanks


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