The weather after we left Vidalia was hot and humid, with 80F daytime temperatures and 74F nighttime lows, definitely air conditioning weather. We drove through Alexandria, LA on state highways, and aimed for I-10 just east of Lake Charles, LA. We reached I-10, and after a short drive pulled in for the night at Gulf Coast RV Resort, a Passport America park near Beaumont, TX. This was a great overnight stop, clean, spacious, concrete pads, good utilities.
|In-vehicle weather radar on the iPad|
The wind was gusting from the SE up to 45 MPH, and I could feel it as it made the rig twitch as the gusts hit broadside, but it was no cause for concern. A long wheelbase dually truck really helps in these conditions. It is certainly worth the inconvenience of the wide width in tight parking situations; after all the main function of the truck is as a tow vehicle.
As we were westbound about halfway between Houston and San Antonio, we approached a squall line which was visible on the weather radar. Still, there were no tornado warnings. The rain became torrential, and traffic slowed to 30 MPH. Over a period of 15 minutes, the temperature dropped from 78F to 38F, according to the outside temperature display on the dash. West of the squall line, the skies began to clear, and the rain eased.
We reached Top of the Hill RV Resort near Boerne at around 3:00pm, and settled in for five days. Boerne is a favourite stop for us. It is a nice friendly scenic town in the Texas Hill Country. Time to relax, check things over, tighten loose screws on the rig, and enjoy the great hospitality of the local people.
|Your blogger, outside Wanderin' Calf Coffee House, Boerne|
|For the first time since leaving Milton, ON, a clean truck|