Jan 26, 2013 - Nice Folks, Social    5 Comments

Visitors From Houston

Reader Pam and her mom drove out here all the way from Houston today to visit Miranda and then take me out to lunch! Two and a half hours each way! They also brought some packages that I had shipped to them.

It was really great to get company and to be able to show off my rig at a time when it is in the best shape it’s ever been in.

We had lunch at La Antigua (formerly La Parilla) in Port Lavaca, a Mexican and seafood restaurant with really good reviews. My chicken and shrimp fajitas were delicious and I have enough leftovers for at least one more meal.

Pam convinced me that my decision to skip Houston and Galveston is a good one and that I should be focusing on San Antonio and Austin. She also gave me some ideas of places near here that I could day trip to.

Thank you for a lovely visit, ladies!

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  • You probably shouldn’t miss Port Aransas and Mustang Island when you’re in the area. I think you can boondock at Padre Island National Seashore. It’s usually pretty windy there though.

  • Sandra, I’ll likely be heading that way, but not for long as you have to pay to boondock in that area.

  • Hi Rae
    It’s none of my business, however I’m glad to have visited Galveston on Galveston Island a couple of times. Galveston is a very old and interesting city It’s lovely , especially down on the waterfront. It is the oldest port west of New Orleans on the Gulf of Mexico. IWe also enjoed visiting the Bishop’s Palace .

    I also pleased to hear that you are taking in San Antonio. You’ll love the River Walk, I’m sure. Of course the Alamo is interesting to see because it is so famous, but don’t miss the River Walk.

    Have fun!

    Elaine in BC Canada

  • Elaine, it’s all about priorities. Galveston didn’t hold enough interest to stop there on the way down to Port Lavaca and it doesn’t hold enough interest to warrant a six hour round trip in the toad. I’d rather save money and spend more time in San Antonio. The Alamo is on my bucket list and I’ve been told enough times about the River Walk to know it’s a most do! 🙂 Thanks for the input!

  • […] morning, I headed into Port Lavaca for some produce. I had a disappointing lunch special at La Antigua. My special was a cheese enchilada (minus ‘beef gravy’), rice, beans, and a chicken […]

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