The picturesque port of Geiranger, Norway!
Where are Kevin and Ruth now? Hellesylt, Norway!

Where are Kevin and Ruth going next? Exploring southwestern Norway until July 26th.

Saturday, April 4, 2009

Victoria, Texas

Saturday April 4…10:45pm

Well we got up in time for the sunrise this morning, but it was too cloudy on the horizon!

We got an early start, and were on the road by 7:30am. Once we got off South Padre Island, Highway 77 is 4 lanes, with a 70 mph (113 kmh) speed limit in most sections. We only do 55 mph (90 kmh) at the most though, and that’s what I had the cruise control set at for much of the day. The road surface was near perfect (especially compared to Mexican highways!), and with Sherman’s new suspension, tires, and wheel alignment it was a very comfortable drive.

We stopped once to check the internet, and again for lunch. By the time we made it to Sinton, we were about ready to stop for the day but it wasn’t a very nice town and we decided to continue further to Victoria where we had stopped last year.

Made it to Victoria around 2:30pm. We had driven 250 miles (400 kms) at an average speed of just over 50 mph (80 kmh)!

They have a very nice campground here that is city owned. It has full hookups for $12 US ($15 CAN) per night which is VERY reasonable. There are 18 sites, and there are 8 other sites occupied.

City RV park in Victoria, Texas

We haven’t seen any rain now for just over two months. So I got to work right away on washing Shermans roof, which is supposed to be done every 3 months. I also rinsed the entire undercarriage to get rid of the salt spray from being parked next to the ocean for so many days.

Ruth made a Shephards Pie for dinner, and while it was baking we took Whiskey for a walk on a nearby nature trail. There were a bunch of deer in the forest, and by the time we came back they had ventured onto the open field near the RV park.

Watched a movie this evening…”High Risk”, with James Brolin, James Coburn, Ernest Borgnine and Lindsay Wagner. Made in 1981. It was actually not bad, considering we bought it at Walmart for a buck!

Tomorrow, we hope to make it around the city of Houston and either to Livingston or Jasper…or somewhere in between.

Total nights sleeping in a motorhome…524

April Fuel $126.55 CAN

April Grocery $55.09 CAN

April Overnight costs $ 46.50 CAN

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