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Coastal Oaks RV Resort, Rockport, TX

January 20, 2013

arriving rockport

Rockport, Texas

We crossed a causeway with Copano Bay on our left, and arrived at Coastal Oaks RV Resort on Thursday afternoon.

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We were met as we drove in, asked if we were the Parkers, and directed to the only empty spot in the park.  And… “Oh by the way, we’re  having  a potluck dinner this evening at the clubhouse.”  We backed in, got set up, and Nell started trying to find something we could take to the potluck dinner.  We were tired, and not terribly enthusiastic, but we went.  It turned out to be an enjoyable hour of fellowship with a roomful of RVers.  This is already a different situation from any park we’ve stayed at over the past year.  It’s not just rows of RVs where you hardly see anyone.  This already feels like we just moved into a neighborhood where people get outside and talk to each other.

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This is not a large RV park, but it has all the amenities.  The clubhouse could have easily held double the 30-40 people who  gathered for dinner.  The pool is nice, although it’s not likely to get much use for another month or so.

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The weather is forecast to be beautiful for the first couple of weeks we’re here:  sunshine, daytime temps up to the high 60s/low 70s, lows in the 50s at night.    I suspect, as the days get warmer, the clubhouse patio will become a gathering place on most days.

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I figure that back patio will be a starting place for me to do a little painting out and around the big pond out back.  The drougtht has affected this area as well, because photos we’ve seen of this place a couple of years ago showed a lot more water.  Of course we’ll explore  shtorelines, beaches, docks, etc., but on days when we stay around the RV park, this spot will come in handy.

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The actual construction of the park is very similar to Advanced RV Park in Pearland/Houston: concrete driveways and concrete pads, and trees separating almost every site.  Every site has full hookups: water, electric, sewer… plus cable TV and really strong wifi.

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We’ll settle in over the next few days, including a visit to a local nursery to pick up some plants.

And we’re still looking for a pink flamingo.

2 Comments leave one →
  1. Yorky permalink
    January 20, 2013 7:31 am

    Looks like a terrific site Ralph – enjoy your stay.

  2. Rita permalink
    January 24, 2013 2:06 am

    Sure glad to see you are back and on the road. Wish we were there. It’s -2 at night, in the teens during the day here in south Idaho. BRRRR!!!! Have fun!

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