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Old 10-12-2013, 08:26 AM   #29
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So did the Arnolds find a place to spend the Winter??
Currently we are staying at La Hacienda RV Resort Hudson Bend, TX west of Austin. We have visited RV parks in Fredricksburg, Kerrville, and Galveston. None of the parks we visited could accommodate us for our entire stay without moving us several times or not at all. We really like the Buckhorn Lake Resort (Kerrville) but again they could not accommodate us for the entire time we needed. We have plans to travel south to investigate other parks closer to the Mexican border/gulf.

We have decided to stay where we are this year and make reservations earlier for next year as soon as we select a park.
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Old 10-12-2013, 03:04 PM   #30
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Currently we are staying at La Hacienda RV Resort Hudson Bend, TX west of Austin. We have visited RV parks in Fredricksburg, Kerrville, and Galveston. None of the parks we visited could accommodate us for our entire stay without moving us several times or not at all. We really like the Buckhorn Lake Resort (Kerrville) but again they could not accommodate us for the entire time we needed. We have plans to travel south to investigate other parks closer to the Mexican border/gulf.

We have decided to stay where we are this year and make reservations earlier for next year as soon as we select a park.
Geez is it that busy in that area? Sounds like the Rio Grande Valley back in 2006 . We plan on driving down after Christmas and just pull in . I just checked at Home - Victoria Palms This used to be the busiest place in the valley, they have plenty of spots. That is a beautiful park you are in , but too cool for us in Jan Feb. You got wheels keep em rolling or next thing you know you will be buying a park model.
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Old 10-12-2013, 04:12 PM   #31
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Geez is it that busy in that area? Sounds like the Rio Grande Valley back in 2006 . We plan on driving down after Christmas and just pull in . I just checked at Home - Victoria Palms This used to be the busiest place in the valley, they have plenty of spots. That is a beautiful park you are in , but too cool for us in Jan Feb. You got wheels keep em rolling or next thing you know you will be buying a park model.
We wanted to stay 4-6 months without needing to move several times with in the park. If I only wanted to stay 1 month, no problem. People have reserved specific spots for 1-3 months at a time and the RV Park rents the spot for the time it is not used. In one park they have high season for special events and you can't rent long term over this time so you would need to move out during this time. We waited too long to find a long term spot.
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We wanted to stay 4-6 months without needing to move several times with in the park. If I only wanted to stay 1 month, no problem. People have reserved specific spots for 1-3 months at a time and the RV Park rents the spot for the time it is not used. In one park they have high season for special events and you can't rent long term over this time so you would need to move out during this time. We waited too long to find a long term spot.
Did you try Guadalupe River RV Tent Camping|Tubes on the Canyon Lake Kayaking Texas|Lazy L and L Campground? Very reasonable, great owners, solid internet and I'd be very surprised if you would have to move for the next 5 months. We have spent two winters there and really enjoyed ourselves. This year we will be in GA due to a volunteer commitment but would love to be there.
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Old 10-21-2013, 08:23 AM   #33
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The Hill country is nice but will be a little cool in the winter months. The Rio Grande valley all the way to south Texas will be 10 degrees warmer on average in January.
There are many RV parks in the valley and for many of them the only difference will
be the address. We go to Llano Grande near Mercedes. I would say over 50% of the
residents here are Canadians so the average age might be a bit below the current Winter Texan average age of 72. There is an 18 hole golf course within the park along with many other amenities. There are other parks cheaper but usually with less amenities. The main reason however people stay in certain parks are the fellow people they meet. The best way to find out is try skipping around some like we did our first year. Our parents also lived this lifestyle down here so we had a understanding of it.
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My parents have used El Valle del Sol (Mission TX) about the last 10 years. It's not as fancy some of the others, but the price is right (about $425 month) They have a active woodworking shop and a large dance hall (Peppermint Palace Recreation Hall).
Must be a good place if they keep going back. There's a ton of places through the valley.
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Wow. Staying for months at a time. That's nice.
La Hacienda at Lake Travis near Austin looks nice. Never been however.
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We spent a month at Lagoons RV Resort in Rockport, TX. The park was great, with lots of amenities. The Fulton/Rockport area is an awesome place to spend the winter. Not so great for golfing but lots to see and do within a short drive. Climate is perfect. Bird watchers Paradise.
People are very friendly and truly welcome winter Texans unlike Arizona.
If this is your first year as a Winter Texan, Rockport is well worth a stay for a month or so to check it out.

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Past two years we stayed January-mid March at On The Beach RV Park, Port Aransas, TX in Port Aransas, South of Rockport and East of Corpus Christi. No frills but it's only a 100 yard walk to the Gulf. Big plus for us is no need to pull a car as there's an hourly shuttle bus for .25 that goes through town. No problem getting groceries, etc. Also a bus that goes to Corpus Christi. Cab if you want to have a later dinner and there's a convenience store less than a half a mile away. Mainly Winter Texans there.
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Past two years we stayed January-mid March at On The Beach RV Park, Port Aransas, TX in Port Aransas, South of Rockport and East of Corpus Christi. No frills but it's only a 100 yard walk to the Gulf. Big plus for us is no need to pull a car as there's an hourly shuttle bus for .25 that goes through town. No problem getting groceries, etc. Also a bus that goes to Corpus Christi. Cab if you want to have a later dinner and there's a convenience store less than a half a mile away. Mainly Winter Texans there.
Are you there now?
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Are you there now?
No, still in NC. Going up to IL to see the kids for Christmas then down to Texas. Expect to arrive Dec 30.
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[QUOTE="Paul03;1838176"] No, still in NC. Going up to IL to see the kids for Christmas then down to Texas. Expect to arrive Dec 30.[/QUOTE

We are at On The Beach now and wanted to meet you. Got here a few days ago and will leave Dec 18. We will also be here in Apr. right after the NASCAR race at Texas Speedway. Sand Fest is that week, good fishing rest of month. Might stop by for a few days in between.
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If there is anyone looking for a place for the winter I have a spot in the Leisure Valley RV resort in Mission Texas. It is across from the clubhouse and golf course. Send me a message for add'l information
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This reply is a little late. Try Buckhorn Lake RV resort in Kerrville Texas for a first rate RV experience.
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