After apartment living in Amarillo for the holidays, we decided to hit the road again to find some warmer winter temperatures. We had the motorhome de-winterized and then we headed straight south toward the Rio Grande Valley. We keep discovering how huge Texas is! We drove and drove the first day and stopped in Junction, Texas, just south of Interstate 10. The following morning, we drove through San Antonio and then south into the Rio Grande Valley. Without exaggeration, I think it took us around 13 hours driving to get all the way from the Texas panhandle in the north of the state, to Mission, Texas at the far southern tip of Texas. The drive was worth it as the winter weather is beautiful here!
We called ahead and reserved a site in a beautiful RV park right next to a state park and the Rio Grande River. The temperatures have been beautiful with highs in the 70s and 80s. We have really enjoyed wearing shorts and flip-flops again!
Many people make the Rio Grande Valley their winter home base. Next door to our RV park is a related development that has casitas and homes with attached RV ports. It was nice to go through some of the open houses and see the setups many people have used with their RVs. Sorry, no photos just yet.