Texas Missions, Flat Tire and Shoe Factory

February 1-28, 2018 On February 1st we left the Rio Grande Valley of Texas and moved north to Corpus Christi for a few days then northwest to San Antonio and Canyon Lake and ending the month in Somerville, TX.

We drove 530 miles in the motorhome and an additional 785 miles in the Kia Soul.

After sitting for the entire 31 days of January we were ready for new scenery and hopefully blue skies and sunshine. We did get the scenery change but Texas insisted on staying cloudy and cold much of the month.

The first sixteen days of the month were free stays at Walmart, a city park and multiple Boondockers Welcome locations. The remaining twelve days were pay stays at US Army Corp of Engineers (COE) locations. We are big fans of the COE campgrounds as they are on lakes and waterways.

In addition to all the fun places visited we also enjoyed the company of friends on several occasions. It’s always a treat to meet up with others while on the road. 

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Boondocking along the Nueces River in Corpus Christi, Texas.

USS Lexington aircraft carrier in Corpus Christi, Texas.

Sunset over the Nueces River in Corpus Christi, Texas.

Nice start to a Monday morning…….

Longhorn Museum in Pleasanton, Texas. Free museum that also serves as a local visitor’s center.

Toyota Texas Manufacturing in San Antonio where the Toyota Tundra and Tacoma are produced. The plant offers a free tour that takes you through the manufacturing process on a trolley. Be sure to make reservations early as time slots fill fast. 

Longhorns on display at the San Antonio Livestock Show & Rodeo. Check out those horns!

Miniature Hereford cattle at the San Antonio Livestock Show & Rodeo. Full-grown these beef animals will average 42″ in height. 

Boondocking near San Antonio, Texas.

Pecan pie for everyone! 

Church at the Mission Espada in San Antonio, Texas.

San Antonio Shoemakers aka SAS Shoes. Factory offers a free tour to learn how their shoes are made. We were surprised to see how much hand-stitching was involved in their manufacturing process. There is also a factory store on site. 

Remember the Alamo

Huge trees line the San Antonio Riverwalk.

We spent Valentine’s Day at the San Antonio Riverwalk. Enjoyed a nice outdoor lunch along with a margarita. 

Boondocking near Wimberley in Texas Hill Country.

Our neighbor while boondocking near Wimberley, Texas.

Wimberley, Texas is “A little bit of heaven” per their cowboy boot statues. See 21 more boots here.

Faust Street Bridge over the Guadalupe River in New Braunfels, Texas.

We took a nostalgic trip to historic Gruene Hall in Gruene, Texas.

Cranes Mill Park in Canyon Lake, Texas. Beautiful Army Corps of Engineering (COE) campground. 

Sunset over Canyon Lake.

We visited Lyndon B. Johnson’s Ranch near Johnson City, TX. It is a state and national historic site.

Wonder if the Kia Soul knows how to swim?

Bird’s eye view of Canyon Lake.

Canyon Lake is a reservoir formed from the Canyon Lake Dam.

Texas Hill Country has photogenic deer. 

Beautiful Guadalupe River near Canyon Lake, Texas. Popular spot for fly fishing.

Cowlamity Jane. Only in Texas would you find a cow dressed as a frontier woman. 

Rock painting on a rainy afternoon.

Poor car. It was foggy and misting on the trip from Canyon Lake to Somerville Lake and the car ended up being a muddy mess. 

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