Iowa BugOut Mega Road Trip
I told myself I would take a long road trip after Iowa Campaign Coverage. Certainly this is already a mega road trip. Learn why in Iowa-BugOut-Texas-Coast-Bliss-Bob Davis Podcast 904.
Objective Texas Gulf Coast
Moreover the target; The Texas Gulf Coast, sure looked like a hop skip and a jump from Iowa. On a map!
Oh yeah. Texas Is Really Big
Galveston! Oh Galveston!
Matagorda Beach Bliss
Above all I wanted warm humid weather. I wanted the beach. After two more days driving I found the Matagorda Peninsula. Why do I love Texas? For fifteen bucks you buy a permit, drive onto the beach, and start your fire.
Beach Town? We Have A Winner!
Even more, under a full moon, it was magical. Finally the other end of the Peninsula which I keep calling ‘North Padre Island’, includes the great beach town of Port Aransas and a state park near there where I chilled for a night.
A Road To Nowhere Was Best Of All
Above all South Padre Island. What I call the ‘north end’ of South Padre Island. A road that leads nowhere but between dunes and the shore. A full moon. Boondocking on the road. Alone. Another full moon. Bliss.
Finally, from South Padre Island onto Brownsville and the border. All to come.
These days people who live in the cold northern reaches usually want to get on planes and head for the South Pacific or Virgin Islands. Hard to believe you can just drive to Texas, and right onto the beach.
If you’ve got a little time.
Iowa-BugOut-Texas-Coast-Bliss-Bob Davis Podcast 904