Sunshine! Glorious sunshine!
I got up before dawn this morning. Temperature in Kerrville: 19 degrees. Because we have been using our wonderful Kozy World propane heater, we had condensation on the inside of our windshield… and it was FROZEN! Yes, ice on the INSIDE of the window. Sheesh.
After goodbye hugs with Gloria, we were on our way around 9:30 am. By then, the temperature was one degree above freezing, and we were dressed in double layers of fleece (our new “usual”).
We arrived at Mustang Island State Park around 2:30 this afternoon, a 246 mile trip from Kerrville (average speed 55.3 miles per hour, mostly on deserted, two-lane roads). The sun was out, the wind was calm, and it was 62 degrees, the warmest we’ve been in many weeks. As soon as we checked in (for a 5 night stay) and set up, we hit the beach. Yes, I am wearing my sweatshirt, but that sunshine felt SO GOOD! See, I have the sleeves pushed up. :)
Tomorrow we are meeting friends Doug and JoAnn for lunch, and we have dinner plans on Thursday with Barry and Jan, camp hosts here at the state park. Mostly, though, the agenda calls for long beach walks, relaxation, and time to research our travels east.
After the weekend, we’ll be heading on to Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and northern Florida. If any of you have suggestions for favorite camping spots, restaurants, or attractions, please let us know. We’ve been to New Orleans before – not sure if we will visit again – but haven’t traveled farther east along the I-10 corridor. Advice welcome!