For any who might be interested: The Brownsville area KOA turned out to be a nice stay. The KOA is actually on S. Padre Island and very easy to get to since it's just off SH 100 that takes you onto the island. Our visit there was the weekend after July 4th and they were sold out. Glad we made reservations far in advance. The park thinned out during the weekend as travelers who'd taken the week off began their return home trips. We stayed thru the weekend and returned on Monday so our weekend there was quite pleasant. The S. Padre KOA is a well laid out park, although the pull thru sites are a bit short, requiring most trailer haulers to disconnect once parked. We didn't mind that since we were going back and forth into Brownsville as well as visiting other spots on the island. But for an overnighter, the pull thru sites there would require a disconnect for most due to the shortness of the sites. Lots of palm trees, a nice ocean breeze, and additional extras provided by the KOA make for a good stay. I'd recommend it and would stay at this KOA again, although would probably try to schedule my trip so that it doesn't coincide with a holiday. 9 hours door to door from Dallas, with the 27FB in tow. S. Padre reminds me a lot of central Florida and the Cape Canaveral, Cocoa Beach area. Nice water, nice beach, and a relaxing place to unwind and refuel the brain cells.
'07 27 FB - H.A.