Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Sunshine...at last!

Michael had washed the car and the motorhome when we got to Paragon Resort, so he was very reluctant to travel in the rain and mess it all up, he was very happy to wake up to sunshine on Sunday morning. Our next stop was the Thousand Trails campground at Lake Conroe, just north of Houston.
Our trip was along all backroads, but was most enjoyable except for one slightly disconcerting moment when we had to pass under a bridge with a height of only 12 feet 3 inches. Our motorhome is 12 feet 2 inches, so we took it very slowly, but got under it without mishap...whew!!
We made good time and checked in just after lunch. There was not a huge selection of sites but we did eventually find a pull through. The pull throughs are just awful. Obviously laid out many years ago before the large RVs of today. The sites back onto each other, with one RV facing one way and the other facing the other way. The problem is that each of the sites are so narrow that it would be almost impossible for two RVs with slide outs to park next to each other. However, we did get into the site, with the passenger side of the RV right off the edge of the parking spot.
An unoccupied site
As you can see, not enough room for two RVs on one site.
The other "half" of our site.
An A Class tried to get into this site and succeeded on ploughing up the edge of the site.
Well, don'tcha know, the heavens opened and it rained for the next 2 days. Our site became a swamp. So much so that we could not even get out the door without stepping into water and mud up to our ankles. Michael, very ingeniously, pulled the picnic table over to the door so that we could step out onto that and then walk down the table and thereby avoid the water. It was most inconvenient, but it worked.
This was taken the day after the great flood, but just to show you the setup.
Demonstrating the picnic table bridge.
While we were there we took a drive to see if we could find our Coast to Coast home park, Timberlodge RV Park. After a bit of a runaround we did find it. A tiny little run down park along Texas Highway 150, near a small community called Punkin. I don't think we will ever stay there. Only a few sites, no concrete pads. a tiny 'lodge'. I will let the pictures speak for themselves.
The entrance to Timberlodge.
Only a few RVs in the park.
The "Lodge"
Looking back toward the entrance.
On the way home from Timberlodge we went through a few flakes of snow and the temperature was hovering around 0C. Brrr! A quick stop at Walmart for a few supplies and home we went to our nice warm motorhome. We love the heat pump!


  1. Enjoy your time in Willis we love the area.

  2. What I don't understand is how these places can call themselves a resort. I never thought about using the table - that's a great idea. We've been trapped a couple of times and getting the girls out is quite a feat.

  3. Glad you found some sun and have a great day!