Lake Livingston State Park - Silsbee, TX
About 20 minutes later Patrick showed up and we had a nice break with the RV and Tim loaded his bicycle on the back of the RV. This darn virus has gotten everyone (except Patrick)!
Since we met Patrick at 27, it was decided that we didn’t need him at the 40 mile point, so we was cleared to go to the RV park to set up camp and take care of Tim.
While setting up camp, another cross-country cyclist showed up. He is riding west from Pensacola, Florida to San Diego…pretty cool. Oh…I rode on the back of the tandem 0.6 miles to a grocery store. It was fun and scary at the same time. I don’t think Mel has to worry about me stealing her seat.
As we were hanging around the camp, music starting playing. There is a Honky Tonk bar right next door to the RV park called “Honky Tonk Texas.” Of course we had to check it out, so Mel, Bill, Jim, and I went over for a beer. We were the only ones in shorts and pretty much didn’t belong, but we enjoyed our drinks and returned to the RV Park just before 8 PM (bedtime around here).
When I got to the tent at 8 PM, Tim was already in “bed.” Hopefully he feels better enough in the morning to ride, but I think he will need at least one more day to recover…we will see. As I type this blog, this isn’t the quietest RV park with the honky tonk next door and US Highway 96 running right past it.
According to Google, the bar closes at midnight, so the thumping of the bass will continue for 4 more hours. The highway will never quiet. The past 5 night we have stayed in quiet state parks and national forest areas. I guess tonight we pay the price. The plan is to leave at 9 AM, so the alarm is set for 7:15 AM…not too bad. It’s only 9 PM now, so I have a couple of hours to play on my phone and get some reading in. Sounds like a perfect evening.