Enjoying the Rio Grande Valley (January 3 – February 17, 2019)

We arrived at Palmdale RV Resort at about 4 pm on January 3rd after driving nearly seven hours. After a couple of days of temperatures in the 30s in Fredericksburg, we were delighted to be greeted by sunny skies with temperatures in the upper 60s.

After registering at the office, we went to check our site. We knew that we were going to have to back into our site between a concrete pad and a mobile home. However, we had not remembered how narrow a fit that was. There was an empty site directly across from ours so we decided to pull forward into that one and then back into our site. Unfortunately there was a tree in the way that blocked our entry from the right side. Phil circled back around the park with the intention of approaching that site from the left. In the meantime, some workers who were washing nearby rigs waved to Jan, indicating that Phil should just pull through the vacant site behind ours. Phil followed this advice and managed to get into our site fairly easily. We were later told by the park maintenance man that we weren’t supposed to drive across the lots, since the water lines aren’t buried too far below the surface, but we were glad to be parked in our site.

On Friday, the temperature was in the mid-70s and the sky was sunny. This is the kind of weather for which we had come to Texas. While our clothes were in the laundry, we walked around the park. Later we sat outside and enjoyed the warm weather. Later than afternoon, we joined a large number of fellow campers at a happy hour.

The next week was largely spent relaxing and enjoying the great weather. On Thursday, January 10th, we drove to Mercedes and made our annual visit to the All Valley RV Expo. We made a few purchases from the vendors and strolled through a few of the RVs on display, although none of them were as nice as what we already have. Next we drove to the border and crossed the Rio Grande River to Nuevo Progresso. We had lunch at the Red Snapper Restaurant, then headed to the beauty salon where Phil got a haircut and Jan got a pedicure and manicure. All of these were incredibly cheap, even though we tipped generously.

On Saturday night, we attended the Welcome Back Winter Texans dinner hosted by the owners of Palmdale RV Resort. After dinner, they had Bill Chrastil perform and he was very good. His first set was mostly covering various artists from the 60s and 70s. His second set was entirely dedicated to Elvis Presley. Jan received one of his scarves during the final song.

2 thoughts on “Enjoying the Rio Grande Valley (January 3 – February 17, 2019)

  1. Hi Jan and Phil! Good to hear you’re all settled for a while. We have been on Hilton Head Island since November 8. We love it here. What are you’re summer travel plans? Are you headed towards South Carolina?


    1. Hello Linda and John! So good to hear from you. Yes, it is nice to be settled for a bit again. Although, next year I have stated, I want to try somewhere besides Texas for the winter. So maybe we will try SC or FL… We will have to check with you on places to stay and things to do if we go that route. Have you been to Savannah, GA? If not you should visit since you are close.
      We are going to spend the summer months in Maine. We plan on getting there around June 14th and staying until mid September plus a few days. Come on up, we’d be happy to see you!
      Not sure which route we will take to get there right now, but will be working our way there slowly after visiting Phil’s mother in IN for Mother’s Day and knocking off some more states.
      Keep in touch, going to check out your blog now, it’s been a while, and we need to see if you’ve been behaving! 😂


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