Laundry Day in Del Rio

18 03 2013
Broke Mill RV Park, Del Rio, TX

Broke Mill RV Park, Del Rio, TX

We’ve left Big Bend and continued south along the Rio Grande to Del Rio. We’re at Broke Mill RV Park, just north of the city. This is a fairly new park, with all the amenities that RV’ers expect. Long level sites with plenty of space between, 70 channels of cable TV and immaculate facilities including a laundry room, a fitness center appointed with the latest gear, a very clean shower house and a glistening clean pool. If there’s a downside to this park is the proximity to the highway. Right off of highway 90 and at the intersection of loop 79 makes it very convenient, but also provides a lot of traffic noise. But, while we are here the temps are in the upper 90’s, so no problem keeping the windows closed and A/C cranked up.

We’re about 6 miles north of the commercial center of Del Rio, making access for a resupply stop at their Super Walmart very handy. We’ve also taken on a full tank of propane from a nearby supplier. Being Sunday night, “pizza night” at our house, we enjoy the local Pizza Hut. We’ve now been on the road a total of 12 days, and it’s time to do laundry. The 5 washers and dryers at Broke Mill (at a reasonable price of $1.25 each) make quick work out of this drudgery. We’ve also located a nearby RV parts supplier that has parts necessary for the final water system leak solution – we’ve had a temporary fix in place since back at Ft. Davis.

It’s also a full work day after being isolated with virtually no internet or cellular service in Big Bend National Park. The TengoNet WiFi service is adequate at Broke Mill, but certainly isn’t up to the good service we’ve had in other parks. However, all in all it was a very productive stay in Del Rio. On Tuesday we’ll travel to Larado which is our last stop before arriving at Harlingen. We’re planning to stay a couple of nights at Casa Blanca State Park, and are hopeful that we’ll have full cellular coverage. More from Laredo tomorrow…

'Wash Room' - Broke Mill RV Park

‘Wash Room’ – Broke Mill RV Park

Pool - Broke Mill RV Park

Pool – Broke Mill RV Park

'Fitness Room' - Broke Mill RV Park

‘Fitness Room’ – Broke Mill RV Park

'Library' - Broke Mill RV Park

‘Library’ – Broke Mill RV Park

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