2020 – Green Caye, Dickinson, TX

Green Caye RV Park, Dickinson, TX

We’ve been at Green Caye RV Park in Dickinson, TX several times through the years so we pretty much know what to expect when we arrive.  Some of our favorite spots are in the cul-de-sacs of the campground.  There’s a bit of a community feel in these areas of the campground.   Most of the people in the cul-de-sacs are long term residents who get to know one another.  Since the cul-de-sacs are quieter with larger sites they are popular.  When we arrived at the campground in November we asked to be put on a waiting list for one of these sites.  Today, in February a spot opened up and we were able to move in.

We will be here for a while as I’m filling in as an interim pastor at a local church.  I’ll do another post about that later on.  For now, we are enjoying our new spot – about 1000 feet from our old one but a nice step up for us.

2019 – Lake Conroe, TX Thousand Trails


We’ve stayed at Lake Conroe Thousand Trails near Conroe, TX several times and I’ve written several reviews of the place. Rather than rehash previous reviews I’m going to focus on just the new section (Section B) which is near the entry gate. It seems strange to us to be set up in a nice campground loop that we remember as a big, unused field. Even now new construction continues as vacation cottages are being built adjacent to the new Loop. There’s a lot to like about this section. The roads are very good and the campsites are all concrete, including a large concrete patio on each site. There are several pull through sites in addition to nice, easy access back in sites. As you can guess this new area of the campground is quite popular and sites in it don’t stay vacant for long.

Still, there are some things you might want to know about “B Loop.” As nice as the sites look, several are rather sloped. Pay attention to the back in sites closest to the big retaining wall. The sites aren’t all sloped, but some motorhomes had tires a considerable distance off the ground as people tried to get level. People in 5th wheels can get by better than those in longer motorhomes, but some have considerable piles of blocks under their jacks. On the other hand we were backed into a beautiful site on the north side of the section and got level front to back without much effort. I wouldn’t even try some of the other sites.

The only other thing to think about is that the new section is a ways from the Activity Center, the pool, and especially the lake. If you have children who want to spend time at the basketball, tennis, and mini-golf facilities you might be happier in a campsite closer to the center of the campground. In that case, the real plus of the new section for you is that there are more sites available in sections of the campground closer to the recreation facilities.

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2019 – Airport Park CoE, Waco, TX


As I have said before, Corps of Engineers campgrounds are our favorites and we have enjoyed Airport Park CoE again this stay. The campground is located on the northwest side of Waco on Lake Waco. There are many campsites with great lake views. We were in the middle loop. Only three of the campsites in our loop have full hookups. All three FHU sites are on the side of the road away from the lake. We still had great views but there were campers in pull through sites (but no sewer) between us and the lake. I think the loop most distant from the entry has more FHU spots. On future visits we will probably try for one of those sites (but see the information on the airport below).

A previous review is here.

Still, though, we had little to complain about. Our view out the front window was very nice, the site was paved and easy access, and we enjoyed having FHUs. Most of the sites slope a bit toward the water. Because of that I noticed that the motorhomes especially that had back in sites with the rear of the camper toward the water had a harder time getting level – something to keep in mind when making reservations.

And, if you are coming over the weekend, you will want to make a reservation. This popular campground fills up often.

The fact that this is called “Airport park” might help serve notice that the campground is adjacent a busy airport. Everything from recreational small planes to passenger jets to military aircraft come and go. During our visit a major fall cold front came in (record lows in the 20’s matter of fact). With a north wind, the air traffic came and went right over the campground and lake. Our middle campground was a bit west of the primary traffic – that most distant campground I mentioned was directly under it. After a few days the wind shifted and so did the air traffic. There was still some action, but not nearly as much.

Waco is a neat city with lots to see and do. We visited Magnolia attractions, went to a big Christmas market and book sale, and walked across the famous Brazos river bridge in downtown. There is more to see, but this is not our first visit to Waco. With the cold, rainy weather throughout the first part of our visit we were mostly happy to hang out at the campground, staying inside, enjoying the view.

This is a great campground and we recommend it to you.

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2019 – Lake Texoma Thousand Trails – Gordonville, TX


Due to the fact that Lake Texoma Thousand Trails, near Gordonville, TX, is located near the north-south route in and out of the Houston area it is often on our travel itinerary – either coming or going! We have stayed here several times and I have written other reviews, so there is no need to do yet another. This stay included the weekend prior to Halloween and the park went all out to make it a special time for the children. This is a popular weekend at the park and there were lots of children in attendance. Jackie enjoyed helping out with the carnival.

We also enjoyed worshiping with and visiting with our good friends at Denison, TX Church of the Nazarene.

All Lake Texoma Thousand Trails reviews are here

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2019 – Spring Stay at Lake Conroe Thousand Trails, Willis, TX

2019 – Lake Conroe Thousand Trails, Willis, TX

2019 – Lake Conroe Thousand Trails, Willis, TX
As I’ve said in other reviews, many of our Adventures start and end at Lake Conroe Thousand Trails in Willis, TX. There’s really no need to write yet another review of this nice campground. Our stay this time was much the same as previous stays and, really, there is nothing new to report. We still like it here and hope to return for other enjoyable visits.

You can find all our Lake Conroe reviews here.

2019 – Green Caye RV Park, Dickinson, Texas

We stayed at Green Caye in Dickinson, Texas before and decided to return for the winter of 2018-19. Honestly, the stay lasted longer than we originally planned, mostly due to our purchase of the motorhome and car to tow. Green Caye isn’t a typical RV park for us. Most of the residents here are long term; both retirees and working people. A neighbor told me that most of the people surrounding us have been stationary here many years. There are also long term people who are here for work, staying months to years. While the RV Park has its own area, there are also mobile homes, condos, and rent houses on the same property.

Again, this isn’t a typical RV park for us. There are no park activities and the only amenity is a new pool which is actually quite a distance from the campground. There is also a convenience store on the property.

A couple of major changes to the park since our last visit are the removal of WiFi from the campground and the closing of the adjacent par 3 golf course. The golf course is now fenced off for cattle. However, there is a nice walking path around the edge of the old golf course.

The office is now located at the old golf pro-shop. One nice feature is the ability to receive packages. When you receive mail, you get a text or email with a code in it. Using that code you can retrieve the package even when the office is closed.

The property as a whole is well cared for and most sites are pretty good. However, people are allowed to build decks, fences, etc. A few sites and RVs are rather unkempt. There is an active grounds crew that keeps the grass mowed, trash picked up, and any needed repairs done.

The sites are all concrete and the roads are good. We think the best spots are in the four cul-de-sacs but most of those sites are full most of the time. Our second favorite spots are those on the south side of the east-west park road.  These sites don’t back up to 20th St E. That road gets a lot of morning and afternoon traffic so it can be rather noisy. Being on the south side of the RV Park road makes a huge difference. There are also a lot of pull through sites. Those spots are long enough but are rather narrow, putting you quite close to the people on either side of you.

The big draw for us is that Green Caye is close to family and friends. It is also in a convenient location for shopping and doctors.  If not for that we would probably spend our winters either farther south in Texas where the winters are milder or in some of the other popular RV winter states.

We never know what the future holds, but I imagine we’ll be back at Green Caye again for a winter stay.

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2018 – Fall Stay at Lake Conroe Thousand Trails, Willis, TX

No need to do yet another review of Lake Conroe Thousand Trails in Willis, TX as we’ve done several reviews through the years. We like it at this park and, most years, our Adventures either begin or end at Conroe (often both, as it was this year). I’ve added a few photos to the slide show – they mainly show the new “B” section campsites. No doubt, we’ll be back at Lake Conroe.

You can find all our reviews of this campground here.

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2018 – Rocky Point CoE Campground – Queen City, TX

When we lived in this area we drove past the road to this campground many times but it was only after we became fulltimers that we actually stayed at it. I wrote a review on the campground then and it is still pretty accurate.

A few campsites have been added since our last visit and we stayed in one of the new spots, enjoying a 50 amp/full hookup site. If we were coming in for a shorter stay we would head for one of the many terrific sites along the lake. However, none of them are FHU and we opted for convenience rather than view.

Once again, we give Rocky Point Campground on Lake Wright Patman a two thumbs up and will return when our journeys bring us to northeast Texas.

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2018 – Sightseeing Wytheville, VA and area

Our stay in the Wytheville, VA area was a brief one but we enjoyed looking around the area. We took a short drive to nearby Austinville, VA. This community has a strong Texas connection because it is the birthplace of Stephen F. Austin, the “Father of Texas.” There’s a small park there: the Stephen F. Austin Memorial Park. Austin led the group of families to Texas forming what is known as the “First 300” and he had a major role in Texas becoming a Republic.

Also near Austinville along I77 is Shot Tower Historical State Park. The park itself is small and tours are made by appointment only. According to records it was the first factory to mass produce shot on American soil. The tower is 75 feet tall with a shaft beneath it adding another 75 feet to the structure. Melted lead was pulled to the top of the tower using block and tackle. It was then poured through giant sieves. As it fell it cooled, forming musket “shot.” A tunnel at the bottom of the shaft connected to the nearby river and water from the river cushioned the newly formed lead balls as they fell into a large pot. The musket balls were retrieved by workmen from the bottom, dried and polished either on site or at a nearby town. It operated from 1807-1839.

This area is lush and green from all the rain this summer. We drove one of the many scenic byways, enjoying the forest and winding roads all the way up to the top of Big Walker Mountain, just north of Wytheville. There we looked around a long time tourist attraction, the BW Country Store. It is full of handcrafted items, tourist stuff, and tasty looking food items like jams, salsas, fudge, ice cream and more. On the weekends, the store hosts music performances. There’s a lookout tower but we chose to not go up this one. Really, tower or not, the views were spectacular: we could see for miles down the valleys on either side of the peak of the mountain. It was a great afternoon drive.

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2018 – Lake Texoma Thousand Trails, Gordonville, TX

We spent time here at Lake Texoma Thousand Trails near Gordonville, TX just a few months ago. In fact, this is our third stay at this Thousand Trails. There’s not a lot of sightseeing to do here, but since we have many friends in nearby Denison, it’s a good north Texas stop for us. Since I already have two longer reviews on this campground, I’ll just add a few photos here.

All Lake Texoma Thousand Trails reviews are here


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