Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Oasis in the Desert

What a perfectly lovely travel day. We got up early enough - 7am - to read a little email before partaking of the park's free breakfast in the clubhouse. Then a little more email before hitting the road at 11.

I drove the first 110 miles. I hardly ever drive, Jim does about 95% of the driving, but it seems I always drive thru El Paso, Texas. Geez that place is huge! Jim drove the last 120 miles, then we stopped for the night at Balmorhea State Park. We lost an hour with time zone change and still got parked by 5. What a nice place! It's one of those special finds that define why we love this lifestyle - and that gets passed on by word of mouth from one RVer to another. See the post on Andy and Diane's blog. There are about 50 RV sites - each one with it's own covered picnic table.

Then there is the pool - made to contain the 22 million gallon/day flow of Solomon Spring. What beautiful, crystal clear water. And it's a refreshing, but not cold, 75 degrees. Jim wanted to jump off the high diving board. I said, 'you're kidding, right?' But he wasn't. He even convinced me. I jumped 3 times. woo hoo More photos on the web album. Clicking on any of the photos above will take you there, then just use the arrows or click on Slide Show. Oh yea - and we got a call from Bob telling us that the next time he tried his Datastorm system, it raised, locked on to satellite and got him online in 3 minutes! Yes ... a perfect day.

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hi Chris & Jim!

Whoo-hoo, we are sooo glad you discovered wonderful Balmoreah SP - it is one of our favorites and we hope to visit often as we travel.

Hope you don't miss a visit to Ft Davis SP (NP?) up in the mountains - there is lots of history there ... it was built to protect travelers on the road between San Antonio and El Paso. Also, there is the U of Texas McDonald Observatory, which we will visit later.

Sorry we missed connecting (again), but one of these days. Travel safe & keep up your wonderful journals. L 'n D