RVery Best Nest

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Monday, April 29, 2013

Drive to Glen Rose, Texas to Tres Rios, RV Resort

                                   Friday 4/19/2013

After our short stay in Austin, TX it was time to move further north. Good bye Austin!

Just up the road on I-183, all the cars came to a stop.

Some how this garbage truck lost all it's load. There was some other car/truck in the ditch but I couldn't see it because a semi was on our right side of us as we passed the scene.

Part of I-183 is a Toll Road and when you are a big rig pulling a car, it can get expensive. Joe had found out from someone at the resort office that if we followed the old 183 Hwy., we would bypass the toll fee area. So at the sign where the toll began, we hopped off .

The old Hwy 183 follows the new I- 183 under or beside it. You just have to go through a few stop lights.

When we did get back onto the toll road of I-183, it was like owning our own highway. I wish all interstate driving was like this.

Eventually the toll I-183 ended and became a divided hwy.

It was a good thing the highway had 4 lanes, because it didn't have much of a shoulder. Joe said it was OK because of the extra room  with 4 lanes.

Eventually the road went from 4 lane to 2 lane with passing lanes at some of the hills. Our drive consisted of some flat areas,

but mostly hill driving. At the small town of Lampass we took Hwy 281 north. We started out at around 500 ft above sea level in Austin and our highest elevation got to 1385 ft on our drive that day.

We wanted to stop for lunch somewhere but the only place we saw to stop, was this picnic area. It was not set up for big rigs pulling car. (no turning around area) We kept driving. So much for lunch! At this point the road that was still 2 lanes, started to have wider shoulders making it for a more comfortable drive for Joe.

The ditches were lined with blue, orange, purple, white, and yellow wild flowers. I never seemed to have the camera ready for any of the most colorful spots.

From Hwy 281, we took 220 in the small burg of Hilco.

A little later, we entered into Somervell County where we would spend the next 3 week. It is always good to know what county you are in, especially in the spring when you are in tornado regions.

One last hill to go down,

and we arrive into Glen Rose, Texas that has a population of 2,444 people.

We find a sign that gives us reassurance that our GPS is on the right track. If the GPS is going to give us problems, it always seems to be during the last few turns to the resorts.

This County Road sign also tells us we are on the right road. Joe likes to get directions from the next parks we are headed for, since the GPS has messed up so many times.

If Joe had not talked to the park office before hand, we probably would have thought we were going down a wrong road- being that the road is so narrow.

We arrive to our next designation.  Flags flying half staff from the previous Monday Boston tragedy.

Our total drive that day from Austin to Tres Rios RV Resort in Glen Rose was 154 miles and a 2 hours and 45 minute ride. This is where we currently are located. Glen Rose is about an hour SW of Ft. Worth, TX. This resort is a member of the Ocean Canyon Resorts that we bought into last year. We can stay here for 3 weeks free with our membership.We have not done much while staying here but the usual stuff, like re- order of supplies, supplements, and medicines, giving Mallery another bath and more trimming, catching up on emails and blogs we follow, and balancing checkbooks. You have not missed much! Sometimes I need down time to just chill and not be a tourist for a while!

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