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Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Travel Day to Cottonwood Creek RV Park, Dripping Springs, Texas

March 1, 2011 Cottonwood Creek RV Park.
We got up early on what was perhaps the start of one of the prettiest days or our stay in Corpus Christi. The wind was down to 10-15 mph, a relative calm! This was a good start for our travel day.
We made our final preparations for hitching up. Joyce secured everything inside and I took care of the outside. After about an hour, we were hitched and ready to roll at 9:17 A.M. Traffic through Corpus was fairly light.

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The drive on interstate 37 was smooth if not boring until reaching San Antonio when the increased volume of traffic kept me alert.
We were headed for Cottonwood Creek RV Park outside of Dripping Springs, Tx. This was one of our favorite commercial campgrounds in the beautiful Texas Hill Country that we visited last year.  After a brief stop for lunch we pulled into Cottonwood Creek RV Park at 1:30 P.M. We had traveled 218 miles. The owners, Sheri and Les met us at the entrance and directed us to lot 7,  at the front of the park. 

They spent about two hours with us catching up as we made sporadic progress unhitching and setting up. Sheri and Les are full time RVers that own, developed and live in the park. The park setting reminds me of a state park with the gravel roads and the sites set amongst the trees. 
There's a small creek bed behind our rig. Unfortunately the creek is dry now. They've had a dry winter.
So, with the price of fuel skyrocketing, coupled with the fact that we need to be back in Corpus Christi in June for our son-in-law's Navy "Winging" ceremony, we decided to stay here for a month. We've also tentatively accepted a volunteer position in Palo Duro Canyon State Park near Amarillo Texas for the months of April and May. Actually, we've been "tentatively accepted". We are waiting for the final word from the park pending our "background checks"! That will put us just over 700 miles away from Corpus. We've never been to Palo Duro Canyon or the Panhandle of Texas. The pictures we've seen of the Canyon are beautiful. 
We paid $325 plus electric for the month here at Cottonwood Creek RV Park. The rate for a week is $150 plus electric. Friday, the park is having a brisket barbeque/ pot luck. The park is providing the brisket! There's plenty to see and do in this area and we plan to make the most of it.


  1. great campground and such a nice welcome!!!

  2. Looks like a really great RV park... and a really reasonable price.Glad your having such a great time...
    Have fun & travel safe

  3. Your right, lots to do there in the Hill Country. We just left ther last week, beautiful area. You'll love Palo Duro, If you need any info, let us know, we lived in Amarillo for 3 years and visited the Canyon several times.

  4. Boo Hoo...sniff...sniff.....Brisket cooked by Les
    just is the "best"..sorry we are going to miss it..

  5. Looks like a nice park. Bookmarked that link for the future.

  6. You're a retired deputy and they do a background check on you...too funny! You'd think they'd be jumping for joy to have someone with your background on staff.

    Anyway, hope you come back "clean" and have a good time working there.