Dates Of Stay: April 15 – 17, 2016
There are many RV parks in the Houston area, but I wanted to be near my friend’s house in The Heights, where I would be visiting a great deal, and Interstate 10, which would take me out of town to New Orleans. I really lucked out when I found the ABA RV Park. It is located off I-10 behind IKEA and was a 10-minute drive to The Heights. And, I paid $27 per night to be in Houston!
I knew I was in for a mom-and-pop place when I phoned to make the reservation. I was given a space number and told to drop my payment in the mailbox, because the manager would probably not be there.
The three sites in front are for temporary visitors; the rest of the park contains full-time residents. Space five is a concrete pad at the entrance, directly across from the office, making it easy to pull in and out.
On my first day I saw someone washing a park model. He told me he lived at the park and was looking to make a little extra money. I was able to get 2000 miles of dirt washed off the rig while I visited friends.
My rig was the newest RV in the park by about 15 years. Nearby businesses included a junkyard, a self-serve car wash, and an auto mechanic. Around the neighborhood, housing developments were under construction or recently completed. Gentrification and density may put ABA Travel Park out of business.