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February 26, 2012

The Woodlands-Conroe, Texas

There’s good news and there’s bad news.  First, the bad news.  When I checked out Woodland Lakes RV Park online, I missed one key item.  Their website does say they have wifi.  What I missed was the phrase in parenthesis that said (Free in clubhouse).  We were already checked in, paid for a month, and settled into our spot before we discovered that wifi is free for the first week.  After that it costs $30 per month.  It’s my fault.  I missed it.  And since we’ve paid and hooked up, I don’t know if their no refund policy would apply or not.  We’ve decided to stay, and pay the $30 per month.  Now, with that out of the way…

Trees and water.  What more could a landscape painter ask for?  Well, maybe a couple of ducks as well…

We left Fairfield, Texas around 8:30 this morning, and after a less than two hour, uneventful drive down I-45, made our way into Woodland Lakes RV Park.  This is a picturesque little place built along three small lakes.  Ponds, actually, but they’ve got them stocked with fish, and they add to the ambience of the place.  Our oldest daughter and son-in-law are driving across Houston to visit tomorrow and check out the changes in the RV.  He’s an avid fisherman.  I suspect he’s bring a rod.

When we checked in, we opted for a space toward the back of the property because it’s supposed to be quieter.  We stopped at their propane station and got that topped up, then went back and found our spot.  The gentleman who filled the propane tank followed us down to our site to get us settled in.  Our spot was the 11th from the very far end of the park.  As I rounded the back loop, I noticed a large motorcoach pulling out of a space closer to the end.  I asked our escort (“Fred” is his name) about it.  The same motorcoach had entered the park ahead of us.  It seemed odd for it to be leaving.  “Oh, he just came in to dump his tanks”, said Fred.  “So, is that spot not taken?” I asked.  Fred did some quick cellphone work and got us the new spot.

Why was it important to move 9 spaces further down?  In the original spot, we would have had a view of other RVs out of our front window.  The photo above is the view we ended up with.  Second space from the end.  A water view.  I’d much rather have my morning coffee and watch the sun come up on this view.

There’s nothing but the road between us and the water.  The roads are wide and two-way, and the speed limit is 5 mph.  Even if we do get the occasional vehicle driving past, we may never hear it.

It’s a pull-thru site with full hookups (electric, water, sewer) and a picnic table.  Our neighbors are closer than at the previous place, but I suspect this will be more like what we’ll find in most commercial RV Parks.  Quiet?  It’s Saturday afternoon as I write this, and with windows open, I don’t hear a thing outside.

Note to William R. Moore:  Yes, pine trees.  Lots of them.

This place isn’t perfect.  But, I do see two whte, long-legged birds feeding along the shoreline.  That’s got to be worth something.

3 Comments leave one →
  1. February 26, 2012 2:00 am

    Nice looking spot you’ve got there, Ralph.

  2. February 26, 2012 2:03 am

    Watch, many places that advertise free wifi mean in one place in the camp only. When I lived on the road and stayed any place longer than a month, always bought monthly telephone service or wifi.

  3. William R Moore permalink
    February 26, 2012 4:09 am

    Not bad, not bad at all. Glad y’all had a safe trip.

    Pine trees…while my wife and I were attending SHSU a little down the road in Huntsville, she discovered she was allergic to pine pollen. Every spring her eyes and mouth would swell. Sam Houston National Forest…lot of pines, lot of pollen.

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