On The Road Again…The Road We Often Travel

In the words of Willie Nelson, we “Are On The Road Again”, but not too far down the road. We are back in Medina at The Farm Country RV Park. It has been over a month since we have been able to return to this campground. As I have said before, we keep our camper here in Medina for six months out of the year and come back and forth from our home in The Woodlands, TX. Family commitments and camper malfunctions have prevented us from returning sooner.

Our trip takes us down I-45 to the Beltway around Houston to I-10 through San Antonio to Highway 90 to Hondo to Highway 173 north to Bandera, the self proclaimed “Cowboy Capital of the World”, to Fm 3240 to FM 2828 with a left turn onto FM 2828 to Pue Road into the campground. In route we have to make an obligatory stop at “Bucees”. Bucees is a service station in Luluing, TX on I-10 that has taken on ‘Rock Star’ status of service stations. The guy who started Bucees found the formula to attract masses of people to his place. It is a large service station with a gift shop, ultra clean restrooms, and a deli bar. The one we stop at is the first and has been so succesful that he now is building two more on the major arteries out of Houston. One is up I-45 and one is down Highway 59. There might even be one out I-10 east, but I haven’t been in that direction on purpose for a long time. Anyway, it is easy to spend at least 45 minutes to 1 hour in Bucees, partly because of the crowds. It is hard to get to a pump and then you spend time getting something to eat. This time we saw a crowd larger than we have ever seen at Bucees. The Loves accross the highway was almost empty. Bucees has broken the code and has the business. Even though it is a pain sometimes to get into Bucees, it has just become one of those things that you have to do when traveling down I-10 west.

When we arrived in the park here in Medina, some of the local residents were here to greet us. It is allways a pleasure to see the wildlife that roams through the campground. This is one of the things that we like most about being here. We never get tired of watching the deer and the antelope.

Picture of deer

Picture of deer


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