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Thursday, June 30, 2011

Wandering to meet a relative

I have a cousin who lives in southern Florida and I have only seen him once in the past fifty years, and that was only to meet him for lunch about 5 years ago when he was passing through Houston. Well, this year he has a travel trailer and is heading to Arizona to visit some of his kids, and emailed me telling me he would be passing through and wanted to know if I knew of an RV park along I-10 somewhere near Houston. He said that he could reserve two sites side by side and we could have a better visit. I thought that was a great idea and started searching the internet. I preferred the east side of Houston for a couple of reasons. First, it is easier for me to get to the east side via country roads and second, the west side is too built up.

I couldn’t find what I thought would suit in the Woodalls campground directory, so started to search the internet for RV parks around Houston. Somehow I found one that is or had been for sale. There was not a lot of information about it nor did it have a web-site, just a telephone number. It was in a perfect position, just west of Baytown on the backwaters of the bay and only a quarter mile off the interstate. He agreed and plans were made for arrival this last Tuesday afternoon.

I got there early and got settled in one of the two sports. He showed late in the afternoon. We had a great visit and I thoroughly enjoyed myself as did my better half and, I hope, my cousin and his wife. Sure hated to see them head out yesterday morning. They left before 08:00 even though I warned them of Houston’s rush hour traffic.

OK, here are some pics. Here is one of them in my RV:

And here is one of my cousin and me.  He is the good looking one wearing the Marine Corp cap.

And with his wife:

After they left, I walked down to the water’s edge and took some pictures.  This first one is looking south back towards I-10.  The bridge in the picture is the interstate:

Here, in part of the last picture that I clipped out, is a closer look at the bridge:

This picture is looking north.  Nice area to sit or have a picnic:

This one is looking directly across the water:

And this is a clip of the middle of the above picture:

Don't forget, you can click on the picture to make them larger.

For just an over night trip, we had a great time. Of course it takes just about the same amount of time to load the RV for a day or two trip than for a month. Now you know where I was yesterday.

You all have a nice day today, you hear?


  1. Your cous a vet? Tell him Thanks from me !!
    Glad you got some family to visit. Seems since all of my cousins and I have aged the only time we do get together is someone's funeral.
    But we always say we need to meet some where like we used to at reunions.
    But it'll never happen. No one will put it together.

  2. Like I said Ben, I had only seen him twice in over 50 years.

  3. Glad you had a chance to visit a bit! Always nice to touch base with the family after such a long time!

    Good to get out of the house for a time, huh?

  4. Yep Hermit, it was really nice. A little on the warm side. . . what is it going to be like in August?

  5. Diz~You look like the fun one. hahaha

  6. Michael, I hope I can live up to that, I do like to have fun and see humor in almost everything.

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