Top of the Hill is located 5 miles north of Boerne, TX (pronounced "Bernie").
Like many communities in the Texas Hill Country, Boerne was originally settled by people from Germany, and the German influence is apparent in many of the buildings and businesses in the town. Population is 10,000, which makes it a nicely-sized town with most of the amenities one could wish for.
|Interstate 10 running past the park|
|Most of the sites are terraced on the hillside|
We stayed at Top of the Hill last year, when we were waiting for our wheel and tire upgrade to arrive, and we enjoyed it so much that we booked in for five days this year, over the Christmas period. It is a Passport America park, with the 50% discount for the first two days. Many of the people in the park are here for the winter season, with some just passing through, like us.
One thing that we have noticed about this area, is the warm, welcoming friendliness of almost everyone we come into contact with, from the park staff, to the cashiers in the local supermarket, to the wait staff in restaurants. This is not particularly a tourist-oriented area, but we will leave here with a lasting memory of the friendly people we met.
|A clean rig, checked over and ready to head west|
Tomorrow (December 26) we leave in the morning, and drive west for about 320 miles to Balmorhea, TX. Most of the drive will be through the vast desert area of west Texas, after we leave the Hill Country region. It will be good to be in the desert Southwest again; one really develops a liking for the vast expanses and sweeping vistas, and blue cloudless skies. The only small blemish is that it is usually windy.