Today was an easy travel day. We went 192 miles averaging 11 mpg with a bit of a tail wind. We arrived at Thousand Trails Colorado River in Columbus Texas about 1:30 pm. We are here as guests of Jim and Joann, our coworkers at Lake George Escape last summer. Jim is work camping here as a Ranger. Joann was supposed to work but she is the gal that fell in the office and broke her hip during her last scheduled shift for the season Labor Day weekend. Joann is doing well and recovering nicely. She is out of the wheel chair and walking with a cane. She should be back to normal before too long.
This is our first experience with Thousand Trails. It is a nice campground with lots of open spaces and lots of deer. We have thought a bit about joining a private camping club but….naw. Passport America and Escapees is all we need. Maybe if all we did was travel it might be worth it but we are still too stationary work camping in the summer, winters in the RGV, and visiting family in between.
After setting up with full hook ups (30 amp) and getting the satellite zeroed in we took quick showers then met on Jim and Joann’s patio for cocktails. We were all getting hungry and decided on a Mexican restaurant, Los Cabos. The food was very good as was the service. In the foyer to the restaurant is a self service soft ice cream machine with cones. It tasted like ice milk but it was still good and we all had just enough room after a filling dinner for a small cone..except for Ginger who doesn't care for soft serve.
Upon returning to the campground we went to our respective 5ers. Ginger and I watched our normal Tuesday fare on TV then headed for bed. It was a short driving day but was a long full day never the less and we were tired.
Always good to be amongst friends.