Ft. Huachuca to San Antonio, Texas
Ft. Huachuca, Az
Mornings are chilly
We awoke to a quiet morning of chilly desert temperatures. After a quick breakfast of coffee and oatmeal, we headed back out onto Hwy 90 to continue eastward on I-10. We had hoped to arrive by 3:00 pm into El Paso, but forgot about the time change. We were already an hour behind “schedule”. Oh well, we called ahead and told our family that we’d be there around the dinner hour…and could we bring something to eat? Of course, they said “yes” and we arrived just in time to sit down with pizza and Michael’s famous “Rice Noodles with Vegetables”. (See recipe here)
Street surfing is one of the perks of having a “CamperVan”. We can park in front of a relative’s home without being noticed. However, all of the neighbors came over to say hello when we first arrived and Irene insisted that if we needed a comfy bed, that she would be more than happy to share her beautiful home with us. We couldn’t take her up on her generous offer…as the grandbaby, 5 year-old Aiyla, was determined to share our king-sized bed in our “cabinet”, as she calls our van 😊. She got the royal treatment the next morning with a ride to school!
Time to head to San Antonio
Via Caverns of Sonora Private RV Park
After 3 nights on the street in El Paso we found it was time to head to San Antonio to visit our second son who is stationed there. We decided to break up the 8-hour drive and stopped in at a private RV park at Caverns of Sonora, about 10 miles off the beaten path. It was a rustic but clean campground and we had water and electricity for $40 a night. We were met by several deer, peacocks, and peahens as we arrived right at dusk. The caverns were closed for the night, but the general store was manned by David, who checked us in. Next time we will be sure to make time to visit the caverns…. The night turned chilly and we used a flashlight to get to the very clean restrooms.
FUll Hook-ups – $47.70
San Antonio KOA
This campground is close to the famous River Walk, although you have to drive a few miles to get to it. We found this spot to be ideal as it is off the beaten path but not too far. Family friendly with a playground and laundry machines, as well as a little lake, this is one of our favorite KOAs. The sun barely shown for the two days we visited San Antonio, but we didn’t mind since we were only able to have dinner with our son. Next time, we’ll find the hiking! For some “plant-based” restaurant options, click here.
We are a retired teacher, Louisa, and a retired physician assistant, Michael, married for 39 years, who want to help busy travelers begin and maintain a healthy life-style while on the road.