It's spring break time. I didn't get a whole lot of pics for the first few days, but here we go:
-Friday, 3/10 - KC to Tulsa
We got on the road at 9 like we wanted. Load out and hook up went fairly smooth. The drive from KC to Tulsa was pretty routine. We've made the drive many times. DW's brother and fam lives there.
Obligatory we're on the road picture
We got to Tulsa, specifically Bluff Landing Corps of Engineer campground, around 2 pm. We got set up and headed over to brother in law's house for dinner.
- Saturday 3/11 - Tulsa
We spent the day with brother in law and family. We ate at a fam favorite for lunch, Braum's, and dinner at their place. It was nice to visit with them outside of a holiday weekend or a big family event. We don't get to have our two families visit without a big agenda very often.
- Sunday 3/12 - Tulsa to Galveston
Looking at the map, I estimated we'd take 11-12 hours to make the trip so we decided to wake up early. "Conveniently" it was the start of daylight savings time and we decided to get on the road no later than 6...so some early wake ups (I'm totally pro daylight savings, but the timing was unfortunate). We woke up at 5 and everyone was on point with their jobs for packing up and hooking up. We were at the dump station at 5:50 and on the road at 6:10. Way ahead of expectations.
Our first major stop was at Buc-ee's north of Dallas for lunch and fuel. It was busy, but not obnoxious. The food was on point and we had some entertainment too.
DS pumped to hang with the Beaver
For the entertainment...These gentleman were trying to figure out how to secure a 2kW generator on a receiver hitch rack to run while they were going down the road. There was a lot of duct tape, straps, and head scratching. I don't know why they needed to run the generator as it was in the low 50s, but we all had a laugh while we ate in the truck and watched. I love the RV community, but we have some crazy folks in our town.
Traffic through Dallas was typical, but livable. After we got south of Dallas is where the fun started. So many slowdowns. So many inconsiderate drivers. Apparently I should be able to stop my rig in 10-20 feet at 50+ mph to the Texans south of Dallas.
Houston traffic was oooof. The roads are in terrible shape. We were also treated to an accident at the north end of Galveston before all of the exits started. So we got across the water on to the island and sat for an extra hour to get to the CG.
We rolled in to the CG just after 6 pm. After setting up, we heated up some leftovers and passed out.
- Monday 3/13
We headed up to the south end of Houston to the Houston Space Center. We had a really good time. The kids were really excited to learn about space and surprised me about how engaged they were the whole day.
The kiddos in front of a Saturn V rocket that was built for one of the cancelled Apollo missions
We got back to Galveston and grabbed dinner at a Texas favorite of ours, Taco Cabana. It's not the classiest fare, but if you're surprised that I was excited for cheap fast food tacos then we haven't met yet. Back at the CG the kids headed to the pool while I dealt with a problem on the truck.
It wouldn't be a trip without some maintenance. The speaker in the door blew out or I don't know what. It wouldn't stop crackling. So I just disconnected it. I'll figure it out later.
Our site. The CG is full, but it's pretty roomy
The sunset wasn't the best, but it's nice to be down here.
We're all snuggled in for the night. Ready to attack doing absolutely nothing tomorrow. Now that I'm caught up, I'll have smaller posts for the next time.