|Heading east on I-10 from Deming toward Las Cruces|
with the Organ Mountains in the distance.
We picked up a very handy flier at Dreamcatcher RV Park in Deming, that showed us an easy shortcut to get around the traffic of El Paso, rather than follow I-10 through the city.
The shortcut route had us follow the new Hwy 375 from north of the city to the east and then south to come out on I-10 well east of any traffic and construction toward the heart of the city, and I highly recommend it if you don't like city traffic.
About twelve miles east, we saw truck stops at exit 49 (the Fabens exit) and found a place along the south edge of one of them where we could park and fix a quick lunch. From there, it was about 89 miles to Van Horn, Texas. Unfortunately, we couldn't find an RV park there that had a reduced rate for a boondocking site, and we weren't about to pay $35 for something we didn't need, so we went a few more miles down the road to the first rest park we saw.
Texas allows overnight parking in their rest stops, so we took full advantage of that. The one just east of Van Horn suited our needs very well.
|Our first Texas rest park just east of Van Horn had plenty of room.|
|The Van Horn rest park was very long and easy to get in and out.|
|At a rest park east of Saragosa we found angled parking for a lunch stop.|
|This rest park also had a straight-away for truckers and nice facilities.|
It was at this rest stop that we noticed the smell of raw propane again, after just having the line repaired in Quartzsite before we left. But more about that after we get to Louisiana. For the time being, we just shut the propane off and moved all the refrigerator stuff back to the trailer's refrigerator... again!
|The Kerrville, TX rest park was on the crown of a hill and straight through.|
|The Kerrville, TX rest park also had a huge grassy park for dog walking.|
|At Walmart, Fredicksburg, TX for a quick lunch stop.|
In reality, it was still a road too far south. It got us to a Home Depot, where I pulled in to get my bearings in more detail. It was then that I realized the Bryan, TX Walmart was one freeway exit north of us, so we finally arrived there just as their parking lot lights were coming on.
|Our parking spot along the west fence at the Bryan, TX Walmart.|
|Our boondocking site across from the laundry and next to the Smart-Weigh scales.|
|Our rig at Dry Camp B at Escapee's Rainbows End RV Resort.|
|The Activity Center at Rainbows End was across the street from us.|
|More full hookup spaces at the east end of the Rainbows End RV Resort.|
|The Escapee's Mail Center and headquarters building.|
|The Escapees Clubhouse in the back, and a maintenance building on the right.|
|The left side of the main room in the Clubhouse.|
|The right side and kitchen of the main room in the Clubhouse.|
From there, it was just a few more miles east on Hwy 190 and and then south on a county road to get to our friend's place. But more about the nearly two-week stay at their place in the next post. So many things were done there, that it deserves a post of its own.
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