2016 - 2017 Trip to the Southwest

Day 18

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Thursday, November 17, 2016, Brazos Bend State Park, Needville, TX, 109.9 Miles, 2030 Miles For the Trip

On the way out of Double Lake park I stopped at a Walmart for some supplies & a replacement hose to go between my 1 gallon propane tank & the stove. While cooking dinner last night I kept smelling propane & eventually found one of the crimped fittings leaking. They did have a replacement hose as well as everything on my list, although a very limited selection of my favorite yogurt (Chobani coffee, blood orange, & pumpkin were not to be found).

It was 87°F at 2:00 today. I forgot to switch the refrigerator to propane (mine is manual) until I was half way to the campground. It is still trying to recover. Even now at 5:00, it is till 82°F. I just checked and it is 47F in my home town of Oswego, NY. I'm glad to be in Texas!

Driving through Houston wasn't much fun. I forgot what joy 4-5 lanes each way driving was like. At least I was late enough to miss the morning rush hours.

While the park is booked solid for the weekend, I did get a standard site for tonight, and will have to check back with the office at 10:15 tomorrow to see if there have been any cancellations. If not, I have a choice of another campground, or moving to the overflow area. I'm in site 227, a water & electric site for $20.00 plus $7.00 per day park entry fee.

Site 227

I spent the entire day sitting outside reading. A slight breeze and shade made it comfortable even with the heat. I have a good Verizon 4G LTE signal (although a bit slow) and a 1 bar to none AT&T. I did manage to make a phone call to a KOA in Chocorua NH to make reservations for a fiberglass rally scheduled for next May. Only got the answering machine & they haven't called back...

Dinner was a microwaved chicken burrito.

Until tomorrow -


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