Stopped at a roadside produce stand and bought some squash, and purple hull peas. Those peas are my favorite and they were so good!!
I love old buildings and have taken a lot of pictures of old movie theaters along our travels. Some all still in business but many are not. Here is a few we have discovered.
Just a few miles from Langtry the Pecos River crosses Hwy 90. Some great views from a roadside park just across the bridge.
We took Highway 90 from Alpine to Del Rio where we spent the night before heading to Kenedy, Texas.
Next stop: Del Rio, Texas
Marfa was a fun place to visit. A great mix of old and new, art and no art, all commingling together as one in a West Texas kinda way.
I did a little job at the Hotel Saint George last week and while I was there the manager invited us back for a free night. So after work we headed to Marfa to spend the night and explore the next day.
The Hotel is very Marfa like, minimalist, artsy with a bookstore on one end. The room was great with very comfy King sized bed and a large shower. We loved it!!
Stayed tuned for part 2 Marfa
One year ago today we started out full time in our RV. We left the DFW area and spent the fall and part of the winter in Port Aransas as work campers.
We left Port Aransas in January to go back to Dallas area to take care of my daughter that was having some medical issues. Stayed in DFW until February and headed to Lake Murray in Oklahoma to work at the state park. That only lasted a few days because what they told us via email and phone was much different than when we arrived. We left Oklahoma and visited a few friends and family in East Texas and headed to Marathon in far west Texas in March. We worked in Marathon for 6 months and went down the road to Alpine where we are now.
Dislikes about RV life: We don’t have a tow vehicle yet, so we have to drive separate now. Hopefully that will change soon, but the pickup has come in handy for extra storage. Laundry is somewhat a chore since we don’t have a W/D in the motor home.
Likes: Great way to live on the cheap. Where we park is our home with great views, and if want to change views we move. Having to leave and take care of family allows us flexibility and keeps us out of hotels. Working as we travel allows us to stay as long as we wish and really get to know the town and enjoy everything there is to offer.
Work Camping experience: The job can be much different than explained to you. A lot of parks take advantage of you and have you work much more than needed for your hookups. Ask a lot of questions and get the job description in writing as well as the expected hours.
Conclusion: Its a great way to see places that you have always wanted to visit. We have met some interesting people and made some great friends. Where we are at now it gives us the chance to experience the Big Bend area for as long as we want. Most visit for a few days and have to leave. There is a lot to see and do and living here gives us the flexibility to take it all in. We love the lifestyle and plan on continuing and traveling to more places in the future.
We are presently in the Dallas area. My daughter has had her final surgery(we hope) on her feet. We had planned on being back by now, but her surgery was postponed a week because of some allergic reaction.
All went well and we will be heading home soon.
Got to visit both on my sons and found out that my oldest will be getting married early next year. So, yes another trip is already into the planning stages.