Remember those who served and thank those who serve now on Memorial Day

2019 Winter in Texas

Tell us where you are traveling to, what you might see. Tell us where you went, what you saw.
Make arrangements to meet up with members in your travels. Be sure to post lots of pictures too!
Post Reply
User avatar
JEBar
Town Marshal / Deputy Admin
Posts: 7855
Joined: Sun Mar 20, 2016 10:58 pm
Location: central NC
United States of America

Re: 2019 Winter in Texas

Post by JEBar » Mon Mar 11, 2019 7:53 pm

short day that seemed long .... when I opened the camper door this morning to go out and unhook our utilities it was foggy .... in addition it was misting, the kind of mist that doesn't take long to soak you .... our 129.8 mile drive from Columbus back to Lake Conroe took us 2 hr 48 min .... that fog with its heavy mist was with us every inch of the way; as well as, while we were setting up camp at Conroe .... at no point during the drive was I able to turn off the truck's wipers .... while at Columbus we put 128.2 non-towing miles on our truck .... while at Medina Lake we put on 385.4 .... they are calling for a full day of thunderstorms on Wednesday, thankfully after that no rain for the next 7 days .... after completing our setup, we drove over to Sam's in Conroe where we were able to replenish many items we prefer to buy in bulk .... the first 3 pictures show our current site and setup .... the second 3 pictures show the view from our site
Attachments
190311 001 2nd Conroe Site 001.jpg
190311 001 2nd Conroe Site 001.jpg (56.05 KiB) Viewed 182 times
190311 001 2nd Conroe Site 002.jpg
190311 001 2nd Conroe Site 002.jpg (51.87 KiB) Viewed 182 times
190311 001 2nd Conroe Site 003.jpg
190311 001 2nd Conroe Site 003.jpg (65.03 KiB) Viewed 182 times
190311 002 view from 2nd Site 001.jpg
190311 002 view from 2nd Site 001.jpg (53.92 KiB) Viewed 182 times
190311 002 view from 2nd Site 002.jpg
190311 002 view from 2nd Site 002.jpg (65.94 KiB) Viewed 182 times
190311 002 view from 2nd Site 003.jpg
190311 002 view from 2nd Site 003.jpg (64.5 KiB) Viewed 182 times
1 x

User avatar
JEBar
Town Marshal / Deputy Admin
Posts: 7855
Joined: Sun Mar 20, 2016 10:58 pm
Location: central NC
United States of America

Re: 2019 Winter in Texas

Post by JEBar » Wed Mar 27, 2019 11:15 am

we are well into our last week prior to pulling out for home .... the weather for the last few weeks has been outstanding .... we are really looking forward to tomorrow when one of the highlights for this trip is on tap .... that being linking up with Al (BigAl52) and John (Shaky Jake) for lunch .. :D
0 x

User avatar
ESquared
Drover
Posts: 2285
Joined: Fri Dec 30, 2016 9:00 pm
Location: KC Area
United States of America

Re: 2019 Winter in Texas

Post by ESquared » Wed Mar 27, 2019 11:20 am

There's a pair to draw to, huh? Have fun with them and get someone to take a pic if you can!
0 x
BB Steel .357 | Small Game Carbine 22LR | Long Ranger .308 | CCH 30-30 | BB Brass .45 Colt | Single Shot .223

User avatar
JEBar
Town Marshal / Deputy Admin
Posts: 7855
Joined: Sun Mar 20, 2016 10:58 pm
Location: central NC
United States of America

Re: 2019 Winter in Texas

Post by JEBar » Wed Mar 27, 2019 11:38 am

ESquared wrote:There's a pair to draw to, huh? Have fun with them and get someone to take a pic if you can!

as noted, we are really looking forward to it ... fresh batteries in my camera is on the list .. :mrgreen:
0 x

User avatar
JEBar
Town Marshal / Deputy Admin
Posts: 7855
Joined: Sun Mar 20, 2016 10:58 pm
Location: central NC
United States of America

Re: 2019 Winter in Texas

Post by JEBar » Sat Mar 30, 2019 7:16 pm

1st pack up day .... with us due to head home Monday morning and the forecast for rain later today, we decided to start the process of breaking camp this morning .... getting our patio carpet up, cleaned, and stored was project #1 .... it is possible that we will not put it out again until October at Thousand Trails Chesapeake Bay Campground ===> https://www.thousandtrails.com/virginia ... rv-resort/ where a little while ago we made reservations for Oct 13 - 29 .... we also prepared one of our water softeners for storage and it is now packed for travel .... lastly we cleaned and stored our outside three burner stove and camp oven .... as it turned out, I'm glad we decided to take care of all that this morning because an hour ago a heavy rain squall moved through and the temp had dropped from 20 some degrees .... if the forecast holds, the high tomorrow will only be in the low 50's and in the low to mid 40's when we are scheduled to leave Monday morning .... Maureen also started making reservations for our June trip to South Dakota ..
0 x

User avatar
JEBar
Town Marshal / Deputy Admin
Posts: 7855
Joined: Sun Mar 20, 2016 10:58 pm
Location: central NC
United States of America

Re: 2019 Winter in Texas

Post by JEBar » Sun Mar 31, 2019 6:19 pm

2nd pack up day .... temp in the upper 50's with a dandy wind .... deck disassembled and stored .... grill and its table disassembled and stored .... water softener back flushed, regenerated and stored .... tire pressures checked .... remaining to take care of today, clean the black tank just before dark .... hopefully, all that will remain in the morning is to disconnect and store the utilities
0 x

User avatar
JEBar
Town Marshal / Deputy Admin
Posts: 7855
Joined: Sun Mar 20, 2016 10:58 pm
Location: central NC
United States of America

Re: 2019 Winter in Texas

Post by JEBar » Mon Apr 01, 2019 9:07 am

41 degrees, mostly sunny, light wind ... .well the day has come .... time to pack up once again but this time to head home .... anticipated to be about a 300 mile drive .... 1 fuel stop to top off the truck's tanks while still in Texas .... 1 projected rest stop at about half way .... today's drive begins with about 100 miles (2 hrs) over Texas's excellent secondary (mostly 2 lane) roads .... going this way allows us to avoid Houston traffic and its toll roads .... this is the only time during our trips to South Dakota or Texas that we aren't almost exclusively on interstate highways .... hopefully a boring day's drive is on tap .... ;)
0 x

User avatar
JEBar
Town Marshal / Deputy Admin
Posts: 7855
Joined: Sun Mar 20, 2016 10:58 pm
Location: central NC
United States of America

Re: 2019 Winter in Texas

Post by JEBar » Mon Apr 01, 2019 7:26 pm

thankfully, we had an uneventful 310.6 mile / 5 hr 40 min drive that took us Lake Conroe north of Houston to the Baton Rouge KOA .... during our last 3 weeks at Lake Conroe we put 330.5 non-towing miles on our truck .... after topping off our tanks prior to leaving Conroe our truck had delivered 10.2 mpg over just under 500 miles since we last filled the tanks in Columbus, TX .... as noted earlier, that diesel was pure #2, NO BIO .... while the trip was uneventful, things got shaky in a hurry after we got here .... while leveling the camper I noticed stains on the off-door side that looked splotches of some sort of oily liquid .... that prompted me to take a look at the driver's side of the truck .... both front and rear wheel wells/fenders were coated but the tires were clean .... :?: ... I immediately checked all of the truck's fluids and they were all good .... I even got down and worked my way under the truck from the rear and in front of the driver's rear tire .... plenty of signs of oil spray but absolutely no sign of anything leaking .... frankly, I was mystified .... in thinking back all I can come up with is, there was a leak in the driver's side nozzle where I filled the truck .... the area was more than wet.... my wife went in and told the folks at the counter about it and they said they would come out and close it .... I believe that the driver's side tires picked fuel which was thrown off as we rolled down the road .... 300 miles later, the tire tread was dry but its residue could easily be seen on the areas where the diesel was thrown .... at this point, I can only hope that is the case
0 x

User avatar
JEBar
Town Marshal / Deputy Admin
Posts: 7855
Joined: Sun Mar 20, 2016 10:58 pm
Location: central NC
United States of America

Re: 2019 Winter in Texas

Post by JEBar » Tue Apr 02, 2019 9:12 am

we hope to be back on the road in about an hour .... we awoke to a beautiful but cool .... morning there must be something in bloom in this area that Maureen and I are highly allergic to .... from that standpoint alone, we are looking forward to getting out of here .... projected 314 mi / 4 h 26 min drive today to Greenville, AL .... one fuel/rest stop about half way in Theodore, AL .... from looking at the posted prices we have seen along the way, the further east and north we travel, the higher fuel prices seem to get .... with all of the flooding that has been going on for the last few weeks, we are most relieved that the high water levels do not appear to have reached this area .....
0 x

User avatar
JEBar
Town Marshal / Deputy Admin
Posts: 7855
Joined: Sun Mar 20, 2016 10:58 pm
Location: central NC
United States of America

Re: 2019 Winter in Texas

Post by JEBar » Tue Apr 02, 2019 4:54 pm

329.3 miles / 5 hrs 40 min after leaving Baton Rouge KOA, we arrived at Sherling Lakes RV Park in Greenville, AL .... that included an unrushed fuel and rest stop .... we thankfully had beautiful weather, light to moderate traffic, and no drama .... yep, a wonderfully boring day's drive .. :D.. my wife made a new friend, Bella, who belongs to the people camped next to us .. 8-)
Attachments
190402 001 Maureen & Bella at Sherling Lake 001.jpg
190402 001 Maureen & Bella at Sherling Lake 001.jpg (99.99 KiB) Viewed 103 times
0 x

Post Reply