Tag Archives: Texas

Grand Texas Theme Park Construction Begins

In an earlier article on Vogel Talks RVing, I reported that Northeast Houston will soon be home to the Grand Texas Theme Park, the area’s newest amusement park and upscale RV Park. Grand Texas—the future 610-acre sports and entertainment district … Continue reading

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Summer Time Means RVing Time

Hello summer! School is out, the sun is shining, and the open road beckons. The best part about summer RV road trips is the glorious freedom that comes with them. No beach is too far, no river is too long, … Continue reading

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Hilltop RV Park Opens in Fort Stockton

Like many RVers traveling across West Texas between Las Cruces (New Mexico) and San Antonio, we often stop for a day or two at Fort Stockton. We’ve stayed at several RV parks in this West Texas crossroads town, none of … Continue reading

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Another Snowbird Season Ends as the Northern Migration Begins

As refugees from the frozen north, snowbirds escape winter at home by migrating southward each fall. These snowbirds are mostly seniors that live part time in the Sunbelt and spend summers in the Northern states and Canada. They are gilded … Continue reading

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New RV Park Opens in East Texas

A new RV park has opened in the beautiful piney woods of East Texas. Laguna Vista RV Park is a family-owned and operated facility located on part of a small cow/farm business. At this time of year, visitors can see … Continue reading

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Sunbelt RV Parks Report Record Number of Snowbirds

Resurgence of the Polar vortex and snow in 49 of the 50 states is good news for the Sunbelt. Campgrounds in southern California, Texas, Florida, and Arizona are seeing a boom in occupancy for December–March with travelers seeking a respite … Continue reading

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Luling: Texas-style Promised Land

Luling is conveniently located in the heart of Texas at the crossroads of US 90 and 183, Texas 80 and 86, and Interstate 10. Less than an hour from San Antonio and Austin, Luling sits at the southern edge of … Continue reading

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Luling: Sixty-One Years of Thumpin’

Watermelons have been associated with  Luling since the 1950s, when truck farming began to take off in the area. In 1953, Luling residents held the first Watermelon Thump, a festival featuring live music and a seed spitting competition (ready to … Continue reading

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Luling: Texas Black Gold

Barbecue sauce isn’t the only valuable liquid flowing in Luling. The town is dotted with oil pumps that still move the Texas black gold from the ground. Once known as “the toughest town in Texas”, Luling was established in 1874 … Continue reading

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Luling: Barbecue Central

Some people dream of a “land flowing with milk and honey.” But I dream of one that’s rich with Texas barbecue…and watermelons. The good news is that such a magical place exists in the Central Texas town of Luling. And … Continue reading

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