Wednesday, January 25, 2006

Montana Travel Reports for 2006, January 25, 2006, Bentsen Palms Village

Well, here is is January 24th, and I am just getting around to starting a tour report for 2006. What's wrong?? Well nothing. We have been having way too much fun, that's all.

We left Tipton on December 27, drove 5 hard days, arriving in Mission Texas on December 31st, just in time to jump in the pool and hot tub to celebrate the end of 2005 and the arrival of 2006. As I said to Al, now that I have that silliness out of my system, next year we will take 7 to 10 days to drive down here.

We are staying at Bentsen Palm Village RV Resort, on lot 322. If you go to their web site here, there is even a map you can enlarge and see just where our site is! How fun is that??

So, WHAT have we been doing?? Hmmmmm, trips to the pool and hot tub, walking the dogs the 1 mile around the park (take 2 at a time, that is 2 miles for the humans), biking, visiting with others in the park we know, had a pot luck lunch for MOC (Montana Owners Club) people in the Valley, had a lunch and RV show day for MOC people in the valley. We have been in the state park on bikes and hikes several times, it sure is nice over there, no cars allowed. We have been eating a lot of Mexican food, YUM!! I am sponsoring a Genealogy share hour here at the park on Monday afternoons. We have been to the ice cream socials, barbeque dinners, and entertainment here at the park. Mix in a little housecleaning, laundry, cooking, cleaning, dog grooming, shopping, one trip to the flea market, (SO FAR), and we have managed to stay VERY busy!

The weather has been delightful! All but a couple of days have been sunny, blue skies, and over all above average temperatures. We have already seen a 90 degree day or two! Texas, as well as Oklahoma are experiencing severe draught, and we are actually praying for some rain, but, have to say, that these temps sure are a balm to the soul of a Michiagander turned Winter Texan.


You can find the Stevens campsite by the flags, specially our new Yorkie flag.

Our home for 3 months. Bensten Palm Village RV Park, Mission, Texas. We have our bikes this year, and have enjoyed riding them around the park and into the State Park nearby.

This is the view from our front yard. They call this a palapala (not sure that is spelled right), it is a community area, you can have a group meal, or just sit on a rocking chair or lie in the hammock and enjoy the sunny weather. We had a campfire here last night, wood provided by the park.

Left, is what is beyond by back yard. The building contains the laundry room and behind that is the swimming pool and hot tub. I only have to walk about 200 feet to do my laundry.

Right, the pool and hot tub here at Bentsen Palm Village RV Park. They are both a bit small, but, still very nice and clean.

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