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Old 12-17-2010, 03:33 PM   #1
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Texas in January

After spending Christmas in Oklahoma City, we are planning to travel down into Texas to find some warmer weather and explore.

We are thinking eastern and central, perhaps as far south as S. Padre.

Can you recommend some "must see" and "very interesting" things and places.


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San Antonio - Alamo River Walk

Corpus Christi - Lexington, Texas Aquarium

Galveston - The Strand, Bishop's Museum

Houston - Space Center Houston

January can be warm, January can be absolutely frigid. Dallas and Austin tend to get worse weather than the Coast but that's not absolute.
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In east Texas, Jefferson and Caddo lake.
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Texas in January

Thanks for the suggestions. They have been exactly what we are looking for.

Even more will be appreciated, since we have allowed 3 to 4 weeks for our exploration. Who would want to go back to South Carolina, when the chance to see 70 degrees is months away.

We are thinking about traveling along the gulf coast to northern Florida before making our way home. Except for Feedo's Resturant in Lafayette (yummy) and New Orleans (traffic), any hints along this route will be welcome.


Happy Holidays,

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While in the Austin area, there is lake Buchanan and the Vanishing River cruise, Longhorn Cavers, Georgetown and Inner Space Caverns, Wimberly and bunches of vineyards. In Corpus Christi, the Lexington, Columbus' ships, Goose Island State Park. Galveston, Moody Gardens and north of there, the Johnson Space Center.

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If you're in the Austin area, head a little bit west into the Hill Country and see Fredericksburg - don't miss Luckenbach (of Willie and Waylon fame) while you're in the neighborhood. You can tour LBJ's ranch and the surrounding park between Johnson City and Fredericksburg. I'd recommend a stay at Miller Creek RV Park just south of Johnson City at the intersection of US 290 and US 281. There's lots to see and do in the Hill Country.

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And heading east in Breaux Bridge, LA - just east of Lafayette is Mulate's. Good cajun food and sometimes they have a Zydeco band.
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If you are heading east on I-10 I'd suggest stopping at the USS Alabama near Mobile, Alabama if I remember correctly. Part of the display area is an indoor air museum. I believe it worth the stop if you like military artifacts. They have a replica of the Huntley - the first submarine - numerous airplanes and displays.
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And you are going to do this trip in how many days???
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We are thinking about 6 weeks or so. Want to go back and check on the farm before trying southern Florida before spring gets here.

Any suggestions?

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We are going to Hill Country the week after Christmas...between Fredicksburg and Kerrville the first two nights at a relative, then maybe we'll cross paths...we are first time RV'ers for a whole week (just got the MH and done only weekend trips) and first time pulling a toad. We know Hill Country pretty well from many past trips but not from an RV perspective so we too are writing down ideas for RV parks...likely will do no more than 2 places for the week and toad around with our kayaks.

Another interesting place we did on our motorcycles is Leakey TX...fascinating place! If the Italian restaurant is still there, stop and eat..it's local flavor. Assuming you have a toad? If so, try the roads called "Three Sisters".... The Three Sisters - Ranch Roads 335, 336, & 337a: Texas Motorcycle Rides

Another park we've heard is nice is called Pedernales State Park...actually TX has a lot of great State Parks......if your MH is under 40' that is...many of them were built by the CCC. TPWD: Hill Country Travel Region

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http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/fishboat...ountylines.pdf
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Also, we have not done this yet, but I understand there is a road that goes West from New Braunfels called the river road that has campgrounds all along the river as drive up river...these places are overrun with partiers in the summer but it's real quiet this time of year..

you may not be interested in kayaking but where kayakers go it's usually nice camping
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Moonchaser,

Great help!!! Thanks for all the time you put in. When you decide where you are going, let us know through this thread. Perhaps we can camp together one night.

Thanks again,
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