Where did you go?
We went to Corpus Christi over Thanksgiving. It was about an 8-hour drive from Dallas, but we took a less direct route and traveled through some beautiful country roads. We stayed near Lake Corpus Christi instead of directly at the beach. It was nice and quiet and still close enough to make several beach trips.
How long was your trip?
We were gone for 8 days. We chose this particular park because it had full hookups including sewer and WIFI. We were able to work remotely, which allowed us to stay gone a little longer. It was nice having sewer on site, so we didn’t have to worry about having to utilize a dump station mid-trip.
Was this your 1st time RVing?
We are experienced campers, but this was one of our favorite trips. It is nice having a 5th wheel because you can disconnect and still have your truck to explore without having to lug a full-sized RV with you. Previously, we had only tent camped at the beach and it makes a huge difference having a full bathroom to rinse off all of the salt and sand.
What’s the fondest memory of your trip?
My fondest memory was surf fishing on Mustang Island. We bought some shrimp from a local bait shop and all three of us caught fish (mine was biggest!). It was fun to see my daughter try to reel in fish with the giant surf rod that was bigger than her.
Did you find anything challenging about your RV trip?
We did not have any issues with the trailer this time, but it was my first time cooking a full Thanksgiving dinner in an RV. We brought along our smoker for the turkey but still utilized our instant pot and oven quite a bit. I discovered that if you adjust the temp 10 degrees warmer on the RV oven than you would at home that things come out perfect.
Would you go again?
Absolutely! We had a great time exploring the Corpus Christi / Mustang Island area. We have a Texas State Park Pass and there are several state parks near there to explore. Next time we would probably pick a campground closer to the beach as the one we chose was kind of out in the middle of nowhere.
Where would you like to go next?
Our next trip will be to visit family for a few weeks in Arizona, but the next big vacation that we have planned will be to explore Florida. I traveled there a few years ago for work and can’t wait to bring the family back.
Why do you love RVing?
Our whole family loves RVing. We use it to get away and experience nature, but also as housing for longer trips to visit family. Even when you are working remotely, RVing gives you a break from the normal routine and house chores that would usually distract you. We spend much more time outside and together as a family in general. It’s the best.
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