Fredericksburg RV Park 1

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Amarillo to Fredericksburg, Texas is a 463 mile tow. Very easy drive, flat and the weather was perfect. We arrived at the Fredericksburg RV Park late in the afternoon. We were thrilled to be back in the Texas Hill Country!

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F’burg RV Park offers spacious sites  which all have picnic tables, full-hook ups, cable, excellent wi-fi, pull-throughs, some grass, a tree or two and is very level. Our rate was $40 per day less 10% Good Sam discount. We were in #14 but, next visit would prefer site #68 or #69. But, there really isn’t a bad spot anywhere in the park. The entire park is meticulously kept and is a very comfortable place to stay. It’s  just one mile from the main street in downtown Fredericksburg.

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The main office is right at the entrance to the park. The staff is very friendly and knowledgeable. They do have supplies to purchase and maps of everything to do in town. The laundry facility was very nice and very clean.   The park also has shower facilities, free ice, pet walk area, restrooms and a rec hall. I think I got very spoiled at this RV park!

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We met a very nice family from Katy, TX who also own a 27′ International Signature. They gave us a tour of their remodeled Airstream which included new corian counters, new upholstery on the lounge, new corian dinette and dual AC units. Guess one needs 2 AC units to survive the heat of the Texas summers. Always meeting supper nice Airstreamers and other RV’ers!

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TX Fburg_1401 TX Fburg_1434 TX_1398When Beatrice arrived in Fredericksburg, she was so filthy we could barely look out the windows. Without supplies to clean her ourselves we decided to hire a mobile RV washing service. It did take them a few days to commit to the job but, once the guy came out, he did a fabulous job and Beatrice was looking fine.

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Other views of the park and of course, we learned that Otis just adores camping. He preferred being outside on his bed than inside the Big B. He had a ball meeting new doggies and peeps alike.

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Photo source: Anna Sullivan Photography. Map and logo: Fredericksburg RV Park

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Our stop in Amarillo, TX was merely to spend the night and move on out the next morning! But, I had to see the famous Cadillac Ranch. If you are ever in Amarillo, follow I-4o and take exit 62. You’ll see the large field that is the home to the wild and crazy Cadillac Ranch. Worth a visit for sure.

From Wikipedia: Cadillac Ranch is a public art installation and sculpture in Amarillo, Texas, U.S. It was created in 1974 by Chip Lord, Hudson Marquez and Doug Michels, who were a part of the art group Ant Farm, and it consists of what were (when originally installed during 1974) either older running used or junk Cadillac automobiles, representing a number of evolutions of the car line (most notably the birth and death of the defining feature of mid twentieth century Cadillacs; the tailfins) from 1949 to 1963, half-buried nose-first in the ground, at an angle corresponding to that of the Great Pyramid of Giza in Egypt.

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Photo source: Anna Sullivan Photography

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First stop in Texas after towing 432 miles was the Amarillo Ranch RV Park. Just west of downtown Amarillo off Route 40 ~ the Ranch is a nice place for a one night stop over. The sites are bare with mostly dirt and gravel (very little grass) but, spacious and full-hook ups. The staff at the front desk was very friendly and most sites are pull-through. We were in spot #120 and it was perfect for a one evening stay. They are pet friendly, have good wi-fi and cable, a pool, clubhouse, pavilion, showers, coin laundry and a fenced pet area (not big enough for Otis but, oh well!!). Rate: $33 per night less Good Sam or AAA discount. I would recommend the Ranch for a nights stay because it’s easy access off the highway and a breeze to check-in and move on out the next morning!

A few local attractions in Amarillo: American Quarter Horse Museum, The Cadillac Ranch, Palo Duro Canyon and the Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum.

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We met the nicest couple from Texas who were heading to the Vintage Trailer Academy in Albuquerque, NM. They restored their ’73 International Airstream and it’s gorgeous. They invited to give us a tour and we reciprocated and gave them a tour of Beatrice. Check out the original wall mounted oven that still works perfectly! Airstream owners are the nicest peeps I have ever met. Always wanting to share travel stories and just sit awhile and chat! One of the many aspects about traveling in my Airstream that brings me much joy!

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Photo source: Anna Sullivan Photography

Denver to Amarillo 3

I was counting down the days till my first trip of the season. After all,  since our maiden voyage last November from NJ to Denver, Beatrice has been in storage. Although this first trip was a short one yet very much-anticipated, there ended up being an interesting beginning to our adventure. The day we were to get our Airstream out of storage and in for “de-winterizing”, Denver got dumped with almost a foot of fresh fluffy snow and the temps dropped below 20 degrees. Took us a couple of days to find a clear day to get out of dodge but, finally escaped the clinches of Old Man Winter and our Texas adventure was well on its way. Destination: Fredericksburg, TX via Amarillo! We had to break the trip up because the state of Texas is so darn big! Our first stop was Amarillo. But, I’m jumping ahead as there were many miles prior to getting to our first evenings destination. The drive south on I-25 from Denver to the New Mexico border is quiet lovely. The Spanish Peaks are breathtaking in Southern Colorado. Decided to not make any unnecessary stops for yours truly to get out and take pics along the way. The trip would have taken us weeks if I had. So, I opted for some photos straight from my office seat! We were lucky as we didn’t encounter any inclement weather or snow en route to Texas. First hurdle was to get over Raton (which means mouse in Spanish) Pass which has an elevation of 7,834 ft. The drive over the pass was spectacular crossing The Big B from Colorado into New Mexico.

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Then on to Raton, New Mexico

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Through Clayton, New Mexico

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Finally made it into the great state of Texas! Yee Haw!!

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My office during the trip

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And some shots from the passenger seat of the long stretch towards Amarillo

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Photo source: Anna Sullivan Photography