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Old 02-02-2021, 08:39 PM   #1
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Phoenix to Houston to Ft Myers

First trip this direction. Suggestions for points of interest, RV overnight parking, etc. would be appreciated. TIA.
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Old 02-03-2021, 10:08 AM   #2
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First trip this direction. Suggestions for points of interest, RV overnight parking, etc. would be appreciated. TIA.
We came from Houston to Goodyear in early December, and we ran I-10 all the way.
From Houston we stopped at San Antonio at Medina Lakes (Thousand Trails park) for 2 weeks. When we left there we used I-10 with stops at Fort Stockton (Hilltop RV Park $30.00/night) Anthony, NM (El Paso West RV Park $36/night)
then to Benson, Az. (Valley Vista Encore Park $0.00/night because of Thousand Trails membership).
Then up to Goodyear (Cotton Lane RV).
From El Paso to San Antonio it is 600 miles. San Antonio to Houston about 300 miles. From Fort Stockton to San Antonio make sure you have lots of fuel, very few, few fuel stops in that area.

Some will say stop in Las Cruces instead of Anthony. The campground at Anthony is nice but there are stockyards nearby and sometimes you get the smell.
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We went Tucson to Orlando last year, so not fully down to Fort Meyers. Stayed mostly on I-10 with jaunt to Galveston beaches and New Orleans as well. We were a little wary as we’d seen time and again how terrible the highways, traffic, etc were. Road was bad at Beaumont (sp), Texas construction and of course Houston traffic isn’t a place to catnap. Overall and roads weren’t any worse than we encountered elsewhere overall. Great trip but we had to prioritize out sightseeing and stops as there are so many interesting things to see and do. You’ll enjoy the trip but I suspect this year you may want to do some advance reservations to be sure of your overnights.
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From Fort Stockton to San Antonio make sure you have lots of fuel, very few, few fuel stops in that area.

You can say that again.

Some will say stop in Las Cruces instead of Anthony. The campground at Anthony is nice but there are stockyards nearby and sometimes you get the smell.
We've stayed in Anthony and it was nice but not much to do there. In Las Cruces we have stayed at both La Hacienda and the KOA. Both just fine but I liked the KOA a little better. Nice veiws and more room. Be sure to visit Messia the old Spanish Village and and eat some good Mexican food.

I probably spelled Messia wrong.
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Not sure with the Covid what your comfort level is.

Consider spending two nights at the KOA in San Antonio and doing the River Walk thing. There is a city bus line that stops at the front gate of the KOA and runs directly to the downtown area, Alamo, etc.

We noticed an H E B store on the way downtown so we got off there on the way back to get a few groceries. Ask for a transfer ticket when getting off at the store and you can get back on the bus for free.

Eat Cajun food in LA.

In Florida if you're sick of I-10 by then consider dropping down to SR20to SR267 to US19. Stop at Mama's Italian rest. in Perry, truly awesome experience. Continue on Alt US27 to Ocala to I-75. If you want to see pretty head down toward Apalachicola and do the scenic route along the Gulf without the congestion of the Destin/Fort Walton/Panama City Beach area. We usually hook up with US98 in Panama City for the full effect. We used to boondock at Mexico Beach(at the beach) but the last big 'cane blew out our spot.

You can "boondock" at the Citgo truck stop on the south end of town or there are RV parks scattered along the route. If you choose the Citgo, park over by where the dump station used to be, quiet with a decent view. We've used it a few times.
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It would help if you give us the roads you want to take.... straight interstate or meandering and seeing some things.

Even starting out in Phoenix there are secondary roads to take that are more scenic.

How much time do you have to get there?
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