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The two RV Gypsies at
Monahans Sandhills State Park
in Texas
'432.943.2092
May 10, 2015

USA map showing location of TexasTexas map showing location of Maonahans Sandhills

While driving to Monahans Sandhills State Park, Karen spotted the below sign and snapped a quick photo.

welcome to hometown of Pres. Bush sign
entry signs to Monahans Sandhills State Park
entry sign to Monahans Sandhills State Park
desert plants
desert plants
desert plants

The campground office at Monahans Sandhills State Park contains a section that is like a museum of sand. There is an extra charge to people not having a Texas pass. Check out time was 2 p.m. Quiet time was 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. These are not standard campground times. Gathering firewood was prohibited. There were restrooms and showers, equestrian sites, an interpretive trail, picnic areas, and a dump station. The two RV Gypsies only stayed here one night with no hook-ups, no TV, no Wi-Fi.

campground office at Monahans Sandhills State Park
campground office at Monahans Sandhills State Park
landscape sign

Below: Part of the long road leading to the camp area, and the view from the side window.

road at the state park
view from the side window

The two RV Gypsies arrived at their assigned parking spot and Lee set out some sandwiches on the shaded picnic table.

The RV of the two RV Gypsies
Lee setting up the lunch table

Karen took a photo of the motorhome, while Lee tried walking up the sand hill. The sand was so soft, he had trouble climbing up this little sand hill.

The RV of the two RV Gypsies and Lee
Lee crawling up the sand hill

Karen got up the hill but wanted to get her shoes from the RV, and decided it was easier to slide down on her butt rather than walk down the sand hill.

Karen Duquette going down the sand hill.
Karen Duquette going down the sand hill.

Lee took a photo of the RV from
the top of the first sand hill.

The reflection of the
two RV Gypsies in the RV window.

The RV of the two RV Gypsies
The reflection of the two RV Gypsies in the RV window

Below: Wind blown designs in the sand, footprints, and the shadow of the two RV Gypsies' RV.

Wind blown designs in the san
Wind blown designs in the san

Stepping out of the two RV Gypsies' RV onto the bottom of the sand hill and Designs in the sand hill.

sand hill
Designs in the sand hill.
the two RV Gypsies on the sand hill

Karen at the top of a sand hill, and a zoomed-in photo of her ready to roll down the sand hill.

Karen at the top of a sand hill,
Karen at the top of a sand hill,

laughing clipart dudeKaren rolled so fast that
she did not make a graceful landing.

Lee at the top of the same
sand hill ready for his turn.

an ungraceful landing
Lee at the top of the same sand hill

Below: Two views of a 70-foot tall sand hill that Karen rolled down. Lee did not roll down this big one.

a 70-foot tall sand hill
a 70-foot tall sand hill

Below: Karen after rolling very fast all the way down the 70-foot tall sand hill. To see the movie of this, use the TOC button above and choose Movies/Videos. There is also a video that Karen took while holding the camera as she rolled down the hill.

ha ha haKarens crash landing

The end of a beautiful day.

Manahans Sandhills
Manahans Sandhills

sad faceAlthough the two RV Gypsies really enjoyed this place, especially Karen, it turned out to be the beginning of a disaster. Lee had the car keys to the jeep in his pocket and lost the car keys somewhere on the dunes. This also included the remote clicker. Lee did have a spare key, but when he used it to unlock the car, the alarm went off. He did not have a clicker to stop it, but eventually he somehow did stop the alarm. But from that point on, whenever the car was moving it made a very loud, "ding, ding, ding, ding, ding, ding, ding" and just would not stop dinging. As the two RV Gypsies travelled along their journey, they paid several mechanics to fix it but it could not be fixed. Eventually other things went wrong with the jeep too. To make a long story short, they had to junk the jeep because the part they needed was not longer being made as the jeep was old. Big money loss for the two RV Gypsies.

Menu for the two RV Gypsies Adventures
inĀ  Texas
May 4 - 10, 2015

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Houston TX & Blue Elbow Swamp

Westlake RV Resort in Houston

The Alamo

Restaurants in San Antonio

Louis Tussaud's Waxworks

Ripley's Believe It Or Not

SegCity Segways Tour

San Antonio (the city)

Medina Lake -Thousand Trails in Pipe Creek

San Angelo Visitor Center

San Angelo Riverwalk and art

Old Town San Angelo

Nature Center & Sunken Gardens

downtown San Angelo


San Angelo KOA

Monahans Sandhills State Park and rolling down the sand dunes

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the next adventure of the two RV Gypsies AFTER you have seen all of the above, please continue on to New Mexico: the Carlsbad Cavern and more