What a screwy day!!!!! Getting ready to roll this morning was not going well, but it was accomplished. The team was rolling at 8:13 am. The temperature was 53 and foggy damp with a slight breeze. After being on the road a few minutes a strong cough pointed out why this morning went not the best. My head had the after migraine headache. No wonder my body did not like to cooperate. At any rate it was get on down to the coast time.
There had been some turmoil in my head about to take the slow way around San Antonio by way of Hondo and other small towns or run the interstate right through town. Patty at the laundry had told me the construction in San Antonio on the route here was completed enough that it caused them no trouble at all. So we went straight through town. She was right and it flows very well. It probably knocked an hour and a half off the trip, because that is how much earlier than planned that we arrived in Estes, TX. That even includes a foolish wrong turn and come back around in San Antonio.
Another strange thing is that entering SA from the north the temperature was 56 and exiting SA to the south twenty minutes later the temperature was 69. Within a few more miles it was bright sunshine and in the 70’s all the rest of the trip. Lunch was taken a little north of Mathis with this pastoral view.
By the time the team arrived in Estes, my head was ready to quit for the day. So as soon as the Castle was set up enough to get by, my head piled into the bed for some rest. The rest of my body decided to go along with my head. A couple of hours later my head said OK you can get up again.
Thinking that taking it easy was a good idea, my decision was to take a few pictures of the Palm Harbor Waterfront RV Park. My site is backed up to some boat storage stalls on the west. This knocks out a good bit of western sun in the evening.
As you can see the Rvs are packed in a little tighter than my normal preference. But you will see why this park was chosen in a minute. This next shot is standing at the front of the site looking north toward the boat parking area.
That is about two miles of mosquito breeding grounds in the back ground. OH how exciting!!!!
Next you turn right and look to the East to the IntraCoastal Waterway (can you say FISH HIGHWAY) and Estes flats. It is a very short stroll down to the water. Estes Flats is famous in Texas for the good fishing. The campground runs right up to the ICW. The ICW is nominally twelve feet deep and is a barge canal that runs from the tip of Florida to the tip of Texas at Brownsville. Most of Estes Flats is less than two feet deep. This is KAYAK COUNTRY.
The south bound boats come so close to the bulkhead of the park that you can almost touch them with a fishing pole. See for your self.
There has been a couple of things spotted that need to be checked out. That will be a great excuse to get out and try to have too much fun. TheOFM