Goose Island State Park, Fulton, Texas
This morning started with coupling up in a light rain and heavy winds. The rain got so bad I was slowed to 45 mph for the first hour or so. The wind made me glad I am excellent at setting up trailers to behave properly. The three hour trip here took almost five hours. After I cleared out of the rain it got very sunny and nice. The road I took is highway 35 and the scenery is beautiful if you like FLAT.
As you can see from this picture, it is very flat. This shot is looking south toward the Gulf of Mexico which is about three miles across the flat farm field. When it rains here flooding is common because there is no elevation to cause the water to leave. The spot where the picture was taken is about four feet above sea level at most. During the trip one gets to see several small towns where the folks either farm or fish for a living. In its own way the area has an attraction and beauty. However always remember that the national bird of the Gulf Coast is a mosquito. As dark falls it is generally wise to get inside. The temperature was 68 up to 73 depending on how close to the water you were.
As my luck runs, when I got to the Rockport/Fulton area where I want to spend some time looking around, the RV parks seemed to all be full with the Winter Texans. I went back to the State Park and they had plenty of spots for camping. They are just too expensive for long term stays. The park has sites right on the water where the wind even makes waves in the toilet water. I chose a site back in the live oak trees.
The underbrush is very thick. About 30 feet behind the brush in the pic is another site with a giggly little girl. I cannot see through it but when she gets tickled about something her laugh has a very merry tinkle to it that is pleasing. Internet here on the Sprint aircard is adequate so I was checking listings of campgrounds. There was one on the chamber of commerce site that was not in any of my printed material listings. I called about 6 pm and a nice lady answered. When I told her what I wanted, she said that just a couple of minutesago a reservation had been cancelled and I could have the spot if I come over and pay for it tomorrow. I wonder why God wanted me there instead of some place else? I shall find out I am certain. This area is an area I have been to several times in my previous life, but never really got to explore. This time I will have a month as a minimum stay. The rent is less than $200 a month plus electricity and my fuel bill will be a lot lower than when I was covering lots of miles with the trailer. Now I will have more money to go out and try to have tooooo much fun. TheOFM