Wildlife Encounters

Stop #32 – Benson, AZ

Moving east, we set our sights on Tucson.  But, the drive to Tucson was a little too far for one day (we move sloooooow, remember?).  Billy has a cousin who is a pastor in the little snowbird town of Benson, AZ so we decided to stop there for Saturday night.  This was an Escapees park, which we LOVE!  It’s member-owned, so it’s really well taken care of and there are a bunch of older people, which we also love.  They enjoy watching the kids play and chatting with them.  The campground was all full but they welcomed us into the dry camping lot, which worked just fine.

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Stop #28 – Austin, TX

Austin is one of the cities we were most looking forward to visiting on our trip.  We had heard really good things, and of course it’s home to Franklin BBQ, and that had Billy really excited.  We had a pretty long drive from Crystal Beach, and we added to the length by throwing in a stop at the Houston IKEA.

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Galveston, Oh Galveston…

Crystal Beach is on the Bolivar Peninsula, which is northeast of Galveston.  We actually had to take a ferry to get there, but it was really fun, and free!  You just drive onto the boat, and then you can get out if you want while it’s taking you across.  The seagulls know what’s up and they’re all over it.

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Stop #27 – Crystal Beach, TX

We left New Orleans feeling like we had seen enough for this time around, though wanting to return one day.

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Jean Lafitte and More NOLA!

French pirate Jean Lafitte has a national historical site named after him, and we spent some time learning about him and the history of New Orleans in the French Quarter Visitor Center.

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Stop #20 – Niagara Falls, Ontario

We left Kingston early, filled up with gas, and were on our merry little way.

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More Kingston

The rest of the week was filled with more fishing and relaxing.  There weren’t any additional skunk visits, but there was still plenty of wildlife hanging around.

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Stop #19 – Kingston, Ontario

We wanted to make it to Niagara Falls, which was too far for one day of travel, and the weather was playing along nicely, so we stopped for the week at the halfway point in Kingston, Ontario.

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