Friday, December 29, 2006

Seminole Canyon State Park and Historic Site, TX

Stay Date:  December 2006
Our Rating:  GOOD – 7
Texas has great state parks, and this is no exception.  High on the rolling hills overlooking the Rio Grande and far from any city, this park has a great museum and interesting history (did you know Seminole Indians lived out here?)  The roads and sites were good gravel/dirt and the site was level, with a 30A hookup and water.  Nice ramada to provide shade on the generally large back-in sites.  No cable, broadcast TV, Verizon cell or Aircard out here, just satellite TV.  Great hiking trails, although the ones down to the Indian caves were very steep and long.  A bit windy, but this is West Texas, get used to it.  $17/night + $5/day entrance fee if you don’t have the annual pass.  Seminole Canyon State Park and Historic Site

Wednesday, December 27, 2006

Greentree Village North Travel Park, San Antonio TX

Stay Date:  November 2006
Our Rating:  Good –6
This is a place with good and bad.  The good:  close to San Antonio attractions, fairly large, shady, and level pull-thru sites, with a decent monthly rate ($450 includes electric).  The bad:  don’t be fooled by the website pictures, the area that for non-permanents is not very scenic, and the speed bumps are way too large.  Some sites are under huge, humming power lines, and next door is a state highway maintenance yard that is noisy.  Lots of long-term campers, but not too trashy.  Free cable TV, WiFi for a fee, small pool.  Verizon cell and Aircard worked well.  Tough to get in and out of park because of traffic and a nearby blind curve.  Greentree Village North Travel Park