Cycle built for two (RVers) - spotted at Balmorhea State Park in windy west Texas
Two winter snowbirds from Colorado pedaled around Texas' Balmorhea State Park on their home-crafted 'quadicycle' built for two. This human-powered, pedal-driven, 4-wheel cycle was built from a kit designed by American Speedster who currently offers four adult and two
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Balmorhea State Park, a desert oasis, perfect destination for RVers traveling west Texas
Texas' Balmorhea State Park is the perfect destination for those traveling by RV (or tent camping) between El Paso and anywhere east along I-10. This is our fifth stay at this unique public park that sits on the edge of the Davis Mountains (at an elevation of a littl
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Balmorhea State Park's cool San Solomon Springs pool perfect on a warm Texas day
The last time Jimmy and I camped at Balmorhea State Park it was in December and there was 4-inches of snow on the ground.  We were waiting out a winter storm in New Mexico and southwest Texas. This visit, 15 months later, temperatures are in the high 80s and we
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Waiting out Texas winter storm in Balmorhea State Park
Although the sun breaks through a little now and then, earlier this morning it was snowing here in Balmorhea State Park on the edge of the Davis Mountains (elevation is a little over 3,200') in Texas. Yes, Jimmy and I know we headed south to avoid the snow and freezi
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Woman solo truck-camps 5 weeks West, South
One windy afternoon in Balmorhea State Park in west Texas, I spotted a solo woman camping in a 2004 4X4 Ford Ranger extended cab pickup with an A.R.E. canopy. Dawn was on the backside of a five-week circle trip from Pennsylvania to the West Coast. "Camping is the
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South Llano (Texas) State Park for the umpteenth time
We have camped at the South Llano River State Park on the western edge of the Texas Hill Country more times than I can readily remember--it's either 5, 6 or 7 times. Another time we were planning on stopping but the campground was closed because of a public deer hun
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Washington State women RVed Southwest, searching for antiques in vintage motor home
Peggy Littlefield and Harley Bratrude ambled through parts of the Southwest in a vintage 1983 Vogue motor home (left) collecting unique items for their antique business in Cashmere, Wash. These longtime friends aren’t exactly Thelma and Louise, however they were ar
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After South Llano River State Park - high winds gusting 40+ mph in west Texas
We camped last night at South Llano River (Texas) State Park, on the edge of Hill Country, about 150 miles west of Austin and 5 miles south of I-10 and Junction, TX). This is the third winter we've spent time in Texas, and each year we have made this a destination ca
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Bypassed Benson SKP park, deadhead into Deming, NM's Dream Catcher RV Park
With a strong tail wind yesterday, we decided to barrel on down I-10 to the SKP Dream Catcher RV Park in Deming, NM. It was our longest travel day on this leg of the journey--330 miles. This SKP (Escapee) RV Park is within earshot of I-10 and sandwiched between La Q
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From City of Rocks State Park to Gila Cliff Dwellings, stunning southwest New Mexico
Yesterday, we covered quite a few miles on I-10 from Texas' Balmorhea State Park, through El Paso and onto Deming, NM, before heading north on US 180 to City of Rocks State Park, four miles east on NM61. This is an absolutely amazing New Mexico public park where 62