Time to pack up and hit the road for the last time this month. Leaving here is a little easier than most places we stay at. Unhooking the utilities only takes a minute and Shirley is still hitched up from yesterday. We didn't unpack to much so moving on down the road is an easy affair. On the way out I spot something for the first time in our travels. A Tesla Model X is pulling a small travel trailer. They have Massachusetts plates which means traveling distances with an electric car and camper is possible.
Penny motors on for a couple of more hours before hitting the west side of Houston. Ringing in at the 5th largest metro in the US, this bustling metropolis of 6.7 million people owes much of it's backbone to the gas and oil industry. All of these people need a way to get to work. Seven lanes of traffic will take care of that.
All this gas production means low prices in the area. This is good news for Penny. A stiff cross/headwind zapped the mpg down to 6.9 on the last leg of the journey. We'll pull over and top off the tank before she sits for the next couple of months. Tech tip*- Always fill gas tanks full before long periods of sitting. This will prevent condensation from building up and contaminating the gas.
Our arrival at Galveston Bay RV resort doesn't go very smoothly. The lady checking us in moves us to another spot, and takes 15 minutes to figure out if it is the same rate. I'm forced to unhook the jeep and wiggle the RV around to get away from the office. There is no space to turn around once you pull in. Gary proceeds to take us to our spot with a gruff attitude. We pull in and get settled. It's a nice spot. Maybe this place won't be so bad after all.
Exploring our new surroundings is always top on the list of activities. This place has a lighted fishing pier and a great place to sit down and watch the boats go by. Best of all is the fact that we have grass. Beautiful, luscious grass. Goodbye rocky desert with your endless prickly stuff trying to stab me. This feels more like home.