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Old 06-20-2021, 02:02 AM   #141
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We like Mission, Texas as well but most of those places east of Corpus Christi appear flat and ugly with almost no trees or hills anywhere. It reminds me of the Everglades so unless you are looking to be near the ocean at any cost I don’t understand why people like to winter un that area.
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Looks like those Mission Tx places don't have Wifi.
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Looks like those Mission Tx places don't have Wifi.
Actually, the first RV Park I looked up just for curiosity includes free wifi and cable. Mission does look like a nice option if we don’t like the Corpus Christi area. My husband and I are newbies at flying south for the winter. We’re just attracted to the coast for some reason. May or may not like that area.
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Mission does look like a nice option if we donít like the Corpus Christi area. My husband and I are newbies at flying south for the winter. Weíre just attracted to the coast for some reason. May or may not like that area.
If you're new, I'd really suggest you spend 2 weeks or a month at one place and then move to another. RV parks and areas are always so different from another. If you don't like it you're stuck for the season.

Mission isn't on the coast and it's just a big city if you like that kind of environment. Corpus Christi is industrial and can be smelly from petroleum refineries.

The best are Rockport, Port Aransas areas.
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Personally, I'd consider SE such as Lake Livingston near the Sam Houston National Forest. The coast is great but staying east is a whole lot more green.
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We stayed in South Padre Island at Isla Blanca county park last December. Lots of winter Texans there, walking distance to the beach, restaurants near by, and the SpaceX launch pad is about 5 miles across the port channel.
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If you're new, I'd really suggest you spend 2 weeks or a month at one place and then move to another. RV parks and areas are always so different from another. If you don't like it you're stuck for the season.

Mission isn't on the coast and it's just a big city if you like that kind of environment. Corpus Christi is industrial and can be smelly from petroleum refineries.

The best are Rockport, Port Aransas areas.
Thatís the truth about rv parks being so different as are the opinions and personal preferences regarding these rv parks. LOL

I know Mission is not by the coast which is why I said it was nice to have options if it turns out we donít like the Corpus Christi area.

I think weíll just wing it and start our reconnaissance in September and take our chances. Thank you for your input.
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Personally, I'd consider SE such as Lake Livingston near the Sam Houston National Forest. The coast is great but staying east is a whole lot more green.
My husband and I are from N Idaho and absolutely love our green, mountainous, evergreen state. So my question is, what kind of winters can you expect in Livingston? That might be a great summer destination but not sure that would work for us in the winter. 🤔
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I have not done Southern TX in the winter. But have done mid TX. Dallas, Huston, Austin San Antonio. I have seen snow, temps into the high 20's. Last year they had the big freeze and they could not keep th ed lights on.

But friends that do Brownsville tell me it nice and warm all the time.
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My husband and I are from N Idaho and absolutely love our green, mountainous, evergreen state. So my question is, what kind of winters can you expect in Livingston? That might be a great summer destination but not sure that would work for us in the winter. 🤔
Livingston is cold in winter.... not a destination at that time of year. They get ice storms, also.
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My husband and I are from N Idaho and absolutely love our green, mountainous, evergreen state. So my question is, what kind of winters can you expect in Livingston? That might be a great summer destination but not sure that would work for us in the winter. 🤔
As mentioned, Texas can get cold in the winter. Nothing like Idaho (or Iowa - my DWs place of birth). We do get and have ice storms. Heck just this past winter a freak storm pushed south to us and we hit 0 degrees.

But we also have 80 degree Christmases. The DW and I put in to Goliad for New Years a couple years back and we had sunny 80 degree days and it was a wonderful New Years. We live in the Austin hill-country and our weather is not nearly as extreme as the plains (Dallas- Ft. Worth). The coast can and does get dreary and rainy but the gulf moderates the temperature some.

So, for me, I'd put my bet on SE Texas any time. But there is simply no guarantee about our weather. We have a saying "If you don't like the weather, wait a minute."
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