Permian Basin Petroleum Museum/Seabee Park


Good bye Van Horn, you will be missed but not forgotten.

One thing I may have failed to talk about Harvest Host, is that you can stay at more places then Wineries… Your membership also includes breweries, distilleries, museums, farms, ranches, and attractions. We decided to see something different then a winery and ended up boon docking at an oil Museum in Midland, Texas. The best thing about it I that you have plenty of things outside to see that doesn’t require admission to get in. We were the only ones boon docking that night so it was nice to have the open area to ourselves. This was a lot nicer then having to boon dock at a Walmart that night. If your with Harvest host here is the information on this place.
Permian Basin Petroleum Museum
Contact: Shannon Gregg
Address: 1500 Interstate 20 West, Midland, TX 79701
Located: 2½ mi SW of Midland or 1mi W of I 20 exit #136. Parking is paved.
Telephone: (432) 683-4403
GPS Coordinates: 31.970276 -102.084597
Hours: Year Round, Mon-Sat 10am-5pm, Sun 2-5pm, closed Thanksgiving, Christmas eve & day, New Years day.
More: Museum store & tours, self-guided outdoor exhibit. Gem & mineral collection, Jim Hall car collection.

After our first overnight experience sleeping in a museum parking lot, we drank our coffee, and headed farther east to the town of Abilene, TX to boon dock at the Seabee park. This is a free overnight camp spot for those of you on the road that are looking for a spot to camp at. Plenty of water front, a place to empty your garbage, and trails to wonder off on. There are bathroom units at the park also to keep your black water tanks down. We didn’t have many people during the day, and the night was completely empty of cars and people. If you go to this park, go towards the end of the road because there are plenty of full off sites for RVs. Where we were parked, we had a ton of rabbits running around, and I got to see a bobcat about 20ft away this morning… No there is no picture because by the time I had the camera out, it was gone in the brush.

As you can see, we are slowly leaving the desert, which means a happy wife. We will see you in eastern Texas on our next blog. Goodnight everyone and have a good week.

Here is a little education for you if interested on learning the history of oil and where we are today.


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