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Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Balmorhea State Park...moving further east

Our first stop after Las Cruces was in the west side of TX. We had a reservation at Balmorhea SP near Balmorhea, TX. Not a lot to do around these parts except for this State Park. The park has a pool that is made from a series of underground springs in the area. It's teaming with small fish and the canals near by have soft shell turtles. You are literally swimming with the fishes...as they say. Most are very small.

Our pull through site

The spring feed pool

There's fish in there

Cabins for rent

The canals

As we took our walks around the park we were able to get some good photos of the turtles. Interesting shapes with broad leathery shells and webbed feet.



The park was extremely busy with families on spring break and this being the only pool in the area with camping and picnicking areas. They also have several cabins that can be rented. We were only there a couple of days and that was enough. The park is a little tight and there isn't much else around he area. It was better than staying at an RV park right off the interstate and the price was right. $18.00/night for E/W. This LINK will give you more information about the park.

We moved on from Balmorhea and did an overnight stay in Junction, TX at a former KOA. The North Llano River RV Park. Typical park with seasonal residents and many pull throughs for overnighters like us. $37.00/night with Good Sam discount. Only about a mile off the Interstate.

We're on a mission to meet up with our friends, Dave and Faye who are staying at Gulf Waters RV Resort. They own a site there and have alternated years staying there and in AZ. We will be traveling with them across the Gulf states until we reach Gulf Shores, AL. They have some friends they met on their Alaska trip last summer that will also be joining us there. Should be quite a party but until then we have a lot of places to go, things to see and seafood to eat. Our next stop will be Corpus Christi near their park out on the Port Aransas island. Surf fishing, shrimp and fish fry and farewell to friends. Stay tuned. Thanks for following along.



4 comments:

  1. An overnight at Balmorhea SP works for us to get off the interstate. Next time through Junction, consider Llano SP. Very pretty for a night, quiet and lots of wildlife but no internet.

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    1. That was enough for us to. We took a look at the State Park before and didn't feel comfortable there. No internet and a little tight. Thanks for the suggestion though.

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  2. Next time we're traveling through there we'll have to give Balmorhea SP a try.

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    1. It's worth a try but only a night or two.

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