Posts tagged: Texas

Our Time With The Nü

By , May 11, 2010 11:32 pm

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From April 18th – May 6th, IMG_2154we spent our days in Hill Shade RV Park, located just outside of Gonzales, TX.  We were there for the Days of the Nü, a rally for NuRVers.com.  NuRVers (“new RV’ers”) is a web site dedicated to those who are travelling and living in RVs and other mobile domiciles, but aren’t yet of retirement age.  It’s one of the first sites I found when I started researching for this trip and everyone there has been incredibly helpful and just generally pretty cool.

      

IMG_2183We arrived a few days early and got settled in, but we weren’t the only ones.  A fair amount of the NuRVers have pretty flexible schedules, so many just kind of showed up when they felt like it. ;)  There were several there before us and it wouldn’t surprise me in the slightest if there were still some there now (three weeks later).

Over the course of the time we were there, we got to know a lot of cool people we only knew of from emails or twitter.  We also got to spend a fair bit of time with the campground owners, who would probably be NuRVers if they didn’t own an RV park.  They were great people and have a great little campground… we’ll probably find an excuse to be back some day.

IMG_9903We got to spend a bunch of time with a bloggers, tree huggers, geeks, photographers, mechanics, artists, kids, dogs, cats, vegetarians, travelers, explorers and hula-hoopers.  It should be noted that no one there “fit” neatly into any one category or niche.  It was a real eye-opener to meet the various individuals and families that have somehow decided to end up on or near the same path we are currently on. 

We learned a lot, had a lot of fun and made new friends that we’ll go out of our way to run into again in the future.  We’ll probably post more about specific events at the rally in the future.

Others at the rally have done a much better job of documenting things than I ever could, so I’ll just give you some links to their posts.

 

Tales From Technomadia – Chris and Cherie did IMG_9848a great post on all those who attended , each with a nice description or summary and links to individual web sites.  This is my “Guide  to Spotting and Identifying NuRVers in the Wild”. 🙂

Happy Janssens – I don’t know how she keeps up, but Sara managed to post a full recap on each day’s event over on her blog.  Complete with pictures… I salute her tenacity!
 Day 1Day 2Day 3Day 4Day 5

 

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Thanks NuRVers!  It was legen…

 

…wait for it…

 

…DARY! 🙂

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Note: I am including the pill bug picture just because I happen to like pill bugs.

The Plan… for now

By , May 6, 2010 10:35 pm

Gonzales City Limit

We’ve left Gonzales and are currently a few miles up the road in Seguin, TX.  We just had the front bearing seal replaced on one wheel and will be heading out in the morning.  We did some thinking and calculating and figured out that we had better pass on Big Bend National Park for now.  Instead, we’re working our way up to Canyonlands National Park and Arches National Park.

If I had to pick a place to stay in between those two, there’s really only one choice…

MOAB!!!

For those who aren’t familiar with it, Moab is somewhat of a Jeep owner’s paradise…  off-road trails of all kinds in just about every direction… time to break in the new Jeep. 🙂

We’ll post about the Gonzales gathering soon… we had a blast!

Texas In Bloom

By , May 2, 2010 5:36 pm

Ditch Garden

It seems that we managed to reach Gonzales just in time to catch one of the best blooms they’ve had in a while.

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A lot of rain earlier in the season has brought out more flowers than they’ve seen in a number of years.  All the grass and trees are green, and there’s just about every other color of the rainbow being shown by the massive amounts of wildflowers.  I generally don’t take great pictures of flowers (I don’t have the patience), but it’s hard not to take some anyway.

A couple pictures are included with this update, but I recommend you go take a look at the whole set here on Flickr.

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Good Sunsets – Anawhat?!?

By , May 1, 2010 10:01 pm

Trinity Bay Panorama

On the way from New Orleans to Gonzales, we needed a place to stop for the night.  Cheap was a requirement, Internet access was a plus, relaxing scenery would be a bonus.  We managed to find all three at Anahuac, TX. 

Trinity Bay Sunset 3Can you hear me now?

It wasn’t until the next morning that I found out it was pronounced “anna-whack”. 

Anahuac is at the northern end of Trinity Bay, which is at the northern end of Galveston Bay.  There’s a lake, a park, a couple gas stations, an RV campground, a school and not much else.  But the campground was nice enough and seems pretty laid back (we never actually met the owners or checked in, just left the money under the office door after playing phone tag the night before).  BeachThe campground, Trinity Bay RV Park, backs up to water and Fort Anahuac Park.  Fort Anahuac Park has a long road that goes out to a point on the bay.  That’s about all we know.

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Oh, there is one more thing we know… there are great sunsets! 🙂

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Blooming Texas

By , April 21, 2010 2:33 pm

Just a real quick note to let everyone know that we’re in Gonzales, TX.  We’re hanging out with other NuRVers here and using the time to catch up on some work and maintenance.

Two wheels in Texas

Ok… and maybe a little motorcycle riding. 😉

We’ll have a real update about our trip here soon.

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