Sometimes, when we’re couped up in a 350 square foot RV, one of us may need a little solo saddle time on the Harley to clear our heads and do a little soul searching. One weekday in February 2016 dictated one of those days. I went on this one by myself.
In early February 2016, we planned a day trip to visit the Natural Bridge Caverns, located between San Antonio and New Braunfels, Texas. It wasn’t a terribly long ride as it was only about an hour away from where we were parked. We decided a weekday was best to avoid weekend crowds. Or, so we thought…
What do you get when we add together a beautiful day, a motorcycle ride, and a seafood festival as your destination? Well, we got two smiling faces and full bellies! That describes our motorcycle day trip from Castroville to Matagorda, Texas! What a great memory!
If you’ve been following our blog may have noticed that we love America’s small towns. While the big cities boast so many cool and cultural attractions to do and see, the allure of Small Town America is what draws us.
Since 2014,, we’ve enjoyed our stays in small towns across the country like Taylorsville KY, Gering, NE, Lucas and Wilson, KS, Deer Lodge, MT as well as Penrose in Colorado. But one stands out; a quaint yet growing town just outside of San Antonio, Castroville, Texas.
Being our visit in the San Antonio area was drawing to a close in 2016, we were jam-packing excursions that we we’ve seemed to either overlook or time simply caught up to us. One of our must-do places on our list while in the area was to go hike Enchanted Rock.
In 2016, about a month after our son returned from his fourth and final Middle East deployment, he drove down from his home and duty station in Colorado to come check out our new digs and visit for a few days. We bragged about how wonderful San Antonio was and that he just had to come check it out for himself. Unfortunately, his fiance’ couldn’t get time off from work to come with him but we made the best of his visit.
We chose to spend the winter near San Antonio, Texas in 2016 to spend with our Army friends, Leon & Barb, who were stationed at Fort Sam Houston. We met them when we were all stationed in Louisville, Kentucky. But it was a double bonus because we’ve never been to San Antonio.
The sea, once more, called our name. The salty beaches, seafood lunches, sand between our toes and an occasional grog to close the evenings were just what the doctor ordered. We chose Galveston Island because two Coast Guard shipmates live in Texas City and another who lives in Katy. Continue reading “Galveston, OH Galveston!”