Good-bye Port O'Connor

View from RV site at Port Lavaca Park

The truck has a new transmission and so today we are headed to Kerrville TX.  John was excited to get his truck back and feels confident now that the transmission he has worried about for months is a rebuilt high performance one.

We had a really nice and relaxing stay in Port O’Connor but we are both ready to move on. It was a great place to regroup and get back to the way we want to live. Our vacation to Galveston and Houston was a refreshing break and we are ready for a move to a new area. The Hill Country of Texas is an area I’ve been looking at for along time and I am looking forward to discovering all it has to offer.
Another view of wildlife viewing area from RV sites, these are the sites we would choose.

While we were waiting for the truck to be finished we went to the Port Lavaca park and bird sanctuary. The park is right on the bay and they do have an RV park which we checked out.  The sites are right on the bay and all have a very nice view but we found the park to be a little run down and there is a need for someone to pick up trash along the marshes. Most of the sites are a little tight. The ones on the beach have a shelter next to each and backing in and making sure you were in so your slides would open looked like a challenge. The hillside sites were very close together and then there were a few pull thru’s near the recreation center that were a little further away from the water but had a nice unobstructed view of the bay. These are the ones we would choose but not sure we would stay here. 

We also went our on the boardwalk to view the birds and did see many among the marshes here. It costs $3 to get into this park and I’m not sure it is really worth it unless you were staying here but it was a nice little walk while we waited for the truck. I’ll share some photos of the birds we saw, not sure the names but fun to see and photograph.

On our way back to Port O’Connor I made John stop for me to take a photo of a sign that greets you to the town. This sign says it all, it is where TX 185 ends and to leave you must leave by the same route. We bid a fond farewell to a little out of the way place that refreshed us and renewed us. So good-bye Port O’Connor and hello Texas Hill Country!
Happy Trails.............................................


  1. I had this all ready to post yesterday and forgot to post it before we left. :)

  2. I think you'll enjoy the hill country. Will you be there long enough to see the blue bonnets? Don't forget about Balcones Canyonlands NWR. :)

  3. Love the picture of the blue bird!
    Texas Hill country is on our to-do list...I'll be reading carefully all you have to say!

  4. Love the photos and love the park! This will be a place I would want to put on my "to stay" list in Texas. Thanks for sharing!

  5. Hi Guys,

    Glad to hear that you have the transmission taken care of. We spent a little time in the TX hill country, taking in LBJ's ranch while in San Antonio. Very pretty! I think you both will enjoy it. We are in training right now, which seems a little odd after being retired from it all for the 1.5 years. The beach is wonderful. Perhaps you will get a chance to experience that as well.


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