Last Update: 1/31/2017

Nomadic Fanatic Uses Vanholio's Pecos River Bridge US-90 Campsite

Pecos River Bridge on US-90 near Comstock, Texas
Vanholio! recently posted the Pecos River Picnic Area to Now Nomadic Fanatic Eric Jacobs made video of it. That's how van life works!

Well, did Nomadic Fanatic really get the campsite off a my post? There's no way to confirm unless he drops me a line. But Vanholio! likes to imagine he did. I guess that makes me a pathetic, van life fanboy.

Living in a Van Down by the Pecos River

Now ain't that spot just fuckin' beautiful!? The old "living in a van down by the river" makes van life sound seedy and nasty. Ain't true! You can't buy real estate like that! It's views like that is why Vanholio! got into van life.

Crossing the Pecos

Let me learn you, too, about the Trans-Pecos Texas and how the Pecos River looms large in Texas lore. "Crossing the Pecos" has long been a sayin' to mean headin' into the true wild.

It's West Texas, west a the Pecos, that's the Texas of imagination. Towns become few and far between. The sky becomes vast. Mountains rise up. Even the deer get bigger!

Trans-Texas Pecos is the land of Judge Roy Bean and Pecos Bill. It's the Texas of Giant, and No Country for Old Men, and where Dom is buried in Fangando. It's the Big Bend, the Terlingua Chili Cookoff.

Trans-Pecos Texas is the Texas of Vanholio's heart, case you didn't notice.

Check Out Nomadic Fanatic's Video

Sad truth is that this is a hard video for Eric. He just went through a breakup and talks about it in the beginnin'. If you're a fan a his, you'll bleed for him.

But if you ain't a fan and don't feel a connection to the lad, skip ahead to about minute 1:40 and check out the drone videos he takes a the Pecos High River Bridge Picnic Area. Just look, and you'll wanna visit West Texas yourself during the course of a well-lived van life. Or else you just don't fuckin' know what's good!

Hey, Beer Vanholio! He works hard on this blog.

Also See ...

On the Trail of Nomadic Fanatic
Is Living in a Van Lonely? (website)
Nomadic Fanatic (YouTube channel)


  1. You did this post just for me, didn't you.

    1. Don't flatter yourself. :-P But do at least stop at this picnic area if and when you do go into Texas.

    2. On the other hand, I've camped near the headwaters of the Pecos River, in New Mexico. If I were to spend a night here I would've camped at both ends of the river. Trivia.