Two RV Gypsies: Full-Time RVers
sign = Van Horn
The two RV Gypsies
in Van Horn, Texas
April 12, 2009
Lee Duquette driving past the peaks.
Lee Duquette driving past beautiful mountain peaks. This was a very windy trip. The motorhome often shook from the wind gusts so much that if Karen Duquette closed her eyes, she would think she on a ship in rough seas.
laughing clipart dudeThe two RV Gypsies took a break from driving, and the wind gusts just about blew them away!
Karen trying to walk in the strong winds
Karen trying to walk in the strong winds
Below: Karen Duquette tried to walk in the strong winds, but she could barely move!
Karen trying to walk in the strong winds
Karen trying to walk in the strong winds
laughing clipart dudeThe wind was so strong that Lee Duquette thought he could fly, and he almost did take off!
Lee trying to fly in the strong winds
Lee trying to fly in the strong winds
Below; Lee Duquette and his Wild Man Hair-do -- LOL
Wild Man Hair-do
Wild Man Hair-do
Below: Interesting photos taken from the moving motorhome while driving to Van Horn Texas.
Windmills harvesting energy
Windmills harvesting energy
Below: Windmills harvesting energy
Karen Duquette can not post a Texas page
without an oil well on it.
Windmills harvesting energy
A Texas oil well
Below: A painting on a bridge.
painting on a bridge
Below: The two RV Gypsies stopped at a picnic spot for lunch. It was windy and cool.
Lee preparing a picnic lunch
Lee preparing a picnic lunch
Karen Duquette taking a break from the wind
Below: Scenery at the picnic area
LEE DUQUETTE
LEE DUQUETTE
SCENERY
SCENERY
This road dipped and raised like a roller coaster. Guess that is why certain low sections flood at times and they had a gauge to mark the flood level in the road.
A dust storm alongside the highway
FLOOD GAUGE
DUST STORM
Below: More photos of dust storms alongside the highway
DUST STORM
DUST STORM
DUST STORM
DUST STORM
DUST STORM
Below: A BUNCH OF BEAUTIFUL SCENERY - taken from the moving motorhome.
GEORGEOUS SCENERY
GEORGEOUS SCENERY
GEORGEOUS SCENERY
GEORGEOUS SCENERY
GEORGEOUS SCENERY
GEORGEOUS SCENERY
GEORGEOUS SCENERY
GEORGEOUS SCENERY
GEORGEOUS SCENERY
GEORGEOUS SCENERY
Below: A few photos of plants that the two RV Gypsies liked.
Lee Duquette

Below: Oak mistletoe

Below: A beautiful sky to travel under
Below: Entering Van Horn Texas. Van Horn sits astride I-10 and is the hub of the Texas Mountain Trail. Within 50-200 miles there are many National Parks, state parks and historic sites including Guadalupe Mountains National Park, Carlsbad Caverns National Park, Fort Davis National Historic Site and State Park, Big Bend National Park, Balmorhea State Park, and McDonald Observatory. Van Horn has 15 motels, 3 RV Parks, 16 restaurants and 9 service stations. Van Horn is in Culberson County, the 5th largest county (in square miles) in Texas. The county is larger than the state of Rhode Island. Elevation ranges from 8,751 feet to valley floors at 3,000 feet.
Below: The RV of The Two RV Gypsies at Mountain View RV Park. It was off season so the park was empty except for two RVs. Nobody was at the office so the two RV Gypsies put their money in a box to pay for the campground. No clubhouse, pool, or amenities. Seems like it was just an overnight place for most RVers.
The ground was full of burrs. Guess that's the price you pay sometimes for the great outdoors.
The view from the RV
of the Two RV Gypsies

The view from the park

NOTE: The two RV Gypsies returned to Van Horn Texas in September 2022 and parked their RV at Oasis RV Campground, which had some unusual things in the campground, plus a water tower across the street. If you go there now, there will be a link at the bottom of that page to bring you back here. They also explored other nearby areas, not visited in 2009.

location in TexasThe two RV Gypsies
in Texas
April 2009

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