No sympathy?

The last couple of days have been cold and dreary along the Texas Gulf Coast.  I know, all my friends to the north suffering from below freezing temps and snow measured in feet versus inches are rolling their eyes as I complain.  But remember, I’m living in an RV.  Thin walls and single pane windows do not make for high insulation ratings.  Still no sympathy?  No, I didn’t think so!roseate spoonbill

snowy egretSo with the RV being pelted with a steady down pouring of rain accompanied by a cold wind, I figured this is the perfect opportunity to stop complaining and get the blog caught up with our travels.

Between sightseeing, socializing, and Christmas the past two weeks have flown by.

We pulled out of Galveston, Texas, on December 9th and meandered our way via a series of county back roads to the little town of Lamar where we set up camp at Goose Island State Park.  The trip took us about 3 ½ hours traveling south along the Texas Gulf Coast from Galveston. Goose Island State Park

Goose Island State Park offers two different camping experiences.  Bayside sites, which we chose, are near the water.  The other loops are located within a grove of oak trees.  Some of those sites with low hanging tree limbs could present a problem for larger rigs.  It’s also very shaded which in winter isn’t necessary.  I’ll opt for the sun at this time of year, thank you.Goose Island State Park

Mustang Island State Park

After three very relaxing days watching sunrises, sunsets, and birds, it was time to move on.  We traveled a mere 45 minutes to our next destination; Mustang Island State Park located near Corpus Christi and Port Aransas, Texas.Mustang Island

This was the first time our RV had the pleasure of enjoying a ferry ride which lasted all of about ten minutes.  Since we started in Rockport and were heading south, the shortest route to our destination was via highway 361 which requires crossing the Corpus Christi Ship Channel.Texas Department of Transportation Ferry

Texas Dept of transportation ferryPort AransasThe Aransas Pass Ferry operates in lieu of a bridge allowing free movement of the many ships moving through the channel.

This free ferry is operated and managed by the Texas Department of Transportation.

The Ferry connects Port Aransas to the mainland and operates 24 hours a day 365 days a year.

This was just the beginning of our fun two-week stay.  Next up… cavorting with fellow bloggers and RVer’s.