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Old 01-30-2011, 09:18 PM   #15
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Thanks Don but I was actually talking about Traveler's World RV Park Texas RV Parks - RV Campgrounds & Resorts
They advertise that they are the closest RV park to the Alamo and River Walk and it worked out great for us during our stay early last year. We drove downtown once and other times just caught the bus which has a stop right at the park.

Wherever you stay be sure to spend some time to see the River Walk. We enjoyed a couple of very nice dinners along the river.

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Rick,

I am glad everything worked out for you at this RV park. I have lived in San Antonio 42 years and this RV park is located in a very undesirable area of our city. High crime, etc. I would never recommend anyone staying there.

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WOW folks. I am impressed and grateful for all the advice from each of you. We've saved these replies to our harddrive so we can access the info no matter if we have WiFi or not. Thanks so much. You've relieved our minds about travelling this stretch of road in TEXAS and we will stop in some of the areas you've recommended. Thanks again.
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Old 01-31-2011, 06:38 AM   #17
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Rick,

I am glad everything worked out for you at this RV park. I have lived in San Antonio 42 years and this RV park is located in a very undesirable area of our city. High crime, etc. I would never recommend anyone staying there.

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Thanks Don. We'll maybe think twice about this one. WE are Passport America and so tend to use the parks that honour the PA Rates. That said, all the recommendations for State Parks in Texas interest us and we will likely try staying in some of the Texas State Parks. It is my understanding that the State Parks are fairly reasonably priced? Since we are Canadians we do not get the "seniors" discount. They like all the Canadian dollars they can pry from our aging fingers. All that "dirty oil" money.
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Old 02-03-2011, 01:31 PM   #19
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There are many good state parks in Texas and my favorite is Balmorhea State Park in west Texas.

Thanks Barbara. We've made a special note of this recommendation. Sounds very interesting. Right now we are sitting in Western Lousiana waiting out the weather. Raining and sleeting here and the roads are a skating rink as temps are sitting just sligtly below freezing from here to San Antonio. Not anxious to get out there with the Camper on icy roads. What's with this weather. Not amused.

We are in a Park Called "Quiet Oaks" near Kinder, LA and this is a Passport America Campground (rate $12/night plus tax which comes to $13.26/night). Very reasonably priced so we sit and wait. IF we managed to move further West in this mess we would most certainly pay more for a Campground. I would highly recommend this one(Quiet Oaks). Full hook-ups, good water, nice laundry room, very very clean bathrooms and showers. Management are accommodating and friendly. Weather is terrible! Do something! heh
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I've got to put my two cents in Hawley. I love our state parks and recommend you stay in as many as you can as you "Waltz Across Texas". I've given a link for our state parks and also maps of two of our favorites. Don't leave Texas to quickly..heh or as we say, you hear.

http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/spdest/

http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/publicat...p4504_051d.pdf

http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/publicat...p4501_004d.pdf
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If you want to venture 35 miles south of I-10, I'd highly suggest a side trip to the Davis Mountains in West Texas. We always stay at the Davis Mountains State Park just outside Fort Davis (full hookups available, including cable TV - reservations highly suggested), and nearby (well, in Texas terms) attractions include Alpine, Marfa, Big Bend National Park (with Terlingua, Lajitas, the River Road just outsite BBNP), the McDonald Observatory, the Davis Mountains Scenic Loop, etc. You can exit I-10 going westbound at Balmorhea to go to Fort Davis via TX 17 and rejoin I-10 at either Kent (via TX 118) or Van Horn (via US-90).

Well, enough from me. I'll let others add their suggestions.

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Ditto on this recommendation. The Davis Mountains park has REAL full hookups. By this I mean it also includes cable, which is very rare for Texas State parks. If you go to this area you might want to venture down to Big Bend National Park and to Marfa to see the Marfa Mystery lights (do a google search).

This is a great part of Texas and has the darkest skies in the country, which is actually documented. I've sat outside and watched the shooting stars many times.
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Great thread! We're doing this exact drive in March so loading up on the recommendations.
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"Drive through El Paso and do not stop" (vegasdan)

What, and miss biking the length of the border in that area?
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Seriously. What are you thoughts about taking Highway #90 from San Antonio to Del Rio? Any suitable places to camp at Del Rio? Is safety an issue that close to the Mexican Border?

We are becoming concerned with the weather on the I-10 in the coming week. Lows predicted in the mid-teens for Wed & Thurs. That's pretty bonechilling cold living in a Camper? Also, worried about icy roads? What's the chances?
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Seriously. What are you thoughts about taking Highway #90 from San Antonio to Del Rio? Any suitable places to camp at Del Rio? Is safety an issue that close to the Mexican Border?

We are becoming concerned with the weather on the I-10 in the coming week. Lows predicted in the mid-teens for Wed & Thurs. That's pretty bonechilling cold living in a Camper? Also, worried about icy roads? What's the chances?
I am not familiar with any RV parks in the Del Rio area, but safety is not an issue on this side of the border in that area, so far.

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Along the coast the rain is supposed to stop well before the freezing temps. I'm not sure about SA, but that area can be treacherous if it gets hit with an ice storm. Last week, the whole city was pretty well shut down.
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Make sure you come through Baton Rouge after 10am and before 3pm.
The traffic can get really bad here. There is construction on I10 between
Denham Springs and Baton Rouge. Crossing the Mississippi River I10
Bridge can be quite an experience in no matter what traffic you hit.
Try to be in left hand lane when you get near the bridge.
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