On our travels, we've been through San Antonio a few times and I've chosen to stay south of town near the San Antonio River Walk as it makes moving around town on our bikes for exercise and errands and site seeing too easy. The last time I rode the river walk, the path ended just past Mission Espada south of town. The trail now connects there to Medina Greenway Trail which adds a really nice additional ride heading westward away from the San Antonio River. Recommended.
We continue to enjoy Texas State Parks. We stayed for a couple of nights at Corpus Christi Lake State Park on our way to San Antonio. The sites in Javalina Loop are all full-hookups, pull-through, large, with covered picnic tables and somewhat private. Far enough from the town of Mathis and the interstate so it's quiet. The bathhouse is older, but nicely kept. There's walking, fishing and plenty of room to bike around. Recommended.
We've been hugging the gulf coast since we left Florida after the New Year was behind us. A family member told us Aransas Pass was some place we should check out.
IB Magee Beach Campground suffered some damage from Hurricane Hanna in July of 2020. As a result, the pads in the campground are all new and the roadway has been repaved in the campground proper. All sites are now full hookups. The bathhouse is still closed.
We enjoyed our stay and did some cycling around town which is mostly bike friendly. Groceries and other services are close at hand. Not the most aesthetically pleasing place we've camped, but a good stop nevertheless. Oh, and apparently yarn bombing is a thing. Recommended.
After spending a nice day and overnight in New Orleans, we traveled to Grand Isle, Louisiana for a few days in Grand Isle State Park. The park infrastructure sustained some damage during one of the hurricanes in 2020. The showers and laundry room in the west building are in good shape as is the campground overall. The pads are nice and all campsites are full hook ups.
Grand Isle is remote and the only inhabited barrier island in Louisiana. It's almost directly south of New Orleans by about 30+ miles, but is over a hundred miles via highway from New Orleans. There were very few campers in January, the temps were a little cooler than we wanted, but we took some nice walks on the beach and enjoyed our time. If you're looking for white sandy beaches, this isn't it. The beach is hard-packed sand with a series of rock jetties located about 50 yards offshore.
Steven and Melanie