Victoria Texas, the Crossroads

Ringing in 2018 in the crossroads of Texas

We migrated to south-central Texas the second week of January, landing in Victoria Texas. This medium-sized community is dubbed the “crossroads” for the coastal bend area of Texas. It is centered between Houston and San Antonio and about 30 minutes from the Port Lavaca, on the Gulf Coast.
This is a working town. No real glorious touristy stuff, although it is working to bring awareness to the historic significance of Texas Independence. There are a couple of museums and several stately old mansion homes in downtown. But mostly this is a town of folks that work in the petroleum industry, or they are farmers/ranchers.
Staying at a small (35 RV Spots) RV park about 2 miles from town, we specifically selected this park because it was significantly cheaper than all the other Parks around the area. Cheaper as in $200/month cheaper.

No, it didn’t have any glam at all – it was a Plain Jane, gravel and grass pads and no trees.  And it was mostly full of older trailers and fifth wheels which housed full-time residents. Many of these were workers in the area to help rebuild the surrounding towns that had been destroyed by Hurricane Harvey. Roofers, fencers, and short-run haulers, as well as some folks that just lived in the RV park and worked in town.

I don’t think there were more than a couple of us that would be considered a ‘passing through’ resident. However, I don’t think we have yet stayed at a friendlier place! If we were out with the dog, people always said hello and introduced themselves. Everyone was chatty and pleasant, and all of them wanted to know about our Jeep! (It is a conversation piece!)
The Park sits next to pasture land and has a very large green space, which they use as their dog park. It was more like a dog football field!  We were able to let our Mini Aussie run, chase balls and play to his heart’s content. He loved the place!
Because we both wound up with the dreaded, nasty flu (you can read more about that here)  we wound up staying about 5 weeks but were able to do some day trips to the Gulf Coast, Goliad, and other fun places.
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