Salmon Glacier

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Monday, March 16, 2015

Moving east slowly.... and a new state, Van Horn, TX KOA

Yesterday we left City of Rocks SP and our dry camping experience and headed east to Van Horn, TX. We traveled on I-10 with a stop on the east side of El Paso at a Love's Truck Stop for a quick lunch. We arrived around 4:15 and they checked us in however the first site they gave us was next to the dog run and a shed. That didn't sit good with Glenda so we went back to the office and they moved us about 4 sites away from that spot. Much better. with an empty space between us and the next RV. This is a typical KOA but the spacing is pretty good. We got set up and checked out the park, got some water in the office/store and had some dinner before relaxing with some TV(they have free cable). We found the laundry and checked the prices....$2.00 for the washers and $1.00 for the dryers. So today we leisurely did 5 loads of clothes. We took a break in the middle of the day and went to an ATM, a market for some salad and bananas and a dollar store for a 24 pack of water. We had a nice lunch of turkey burgers and chips and watched a little TV. The wind today started out calm but picked up in the afternoon so we didn't do too much outside. We seem to have had many days since leaving Gold Canyon with wind. It is March though. We did go for a walk around the park after a light dinner Glenda made a nice salad with chicken, avocado and veggies. Of course we still had a few Thin Mint Girl Scout cookies so that was dessert. Tonight is Dancing with the Stars season opener so Glenda is enjoying that while I post. Just before sunset I was able to get a nice photo of the scenery around here.

Tomorrow we pack up and head to Junction, TX and the North Llano RV Park. We will be there again for 2 days before moving on to Goliad SP near Goliad, TX. They are talking rain in the forecast and we hope to get some good days in between the showers that are predicted. Not much more to say except See ya later pardner.

P.S..... I was able to talk to Steve about why our Progressive Industries Surge Protector would not allow power into the rig when hooked up to the generator. It seems that we needed to ground the generator to the frame of the rig to close the open ground error we were getting. Thanks you again, Steve and Debbie for all the help and information you have given us and great memories. I know you're having a fun time with Ted(El Rojo) and Pam.


  1. Your passing through some desolate but beautiful country.
    We did a one nighter at Van Horn Tx KOA in 2008.
    Be Safe and Enjoy!

    It's about time.

  2. Sounds like a yummy dinner. We only drove through Van Horn, didn't stay. Not too much there. We had a little rain here too. We're now boondocking in the Gila National Forest. You would NOT have wanted to go down the road we went down today! But we are in a nice spot now. Phew. Can you believe we forgot to fill up with water before we left City of Rocks?! Had to stop pay to dump and fill on the way. Oh well.