85, sunshine, lite breeze, just about perfect, again.
One of the privileges of getting older is the tolerance of folks for stupid stunts. Today I took a small 200 mile trip. On down the road aways there was a great shot for the blog. When I picked up the camera it had an odd feeling. Upon checking I found it was missing the battery pack. The battery pack was at home in the charger getting ready for action. OK. A little later I reached for my always present water bottle. Yep Back on the counter next to the battery pack. There fore this trip was all experience and no pictures.
Northward to Llano provided a very nice ride and Llano was a very nice town. They have a small RV park right on the river that is in a very pretty location (Where is my dxxx camera) for $15 a night. The town and the rv park look like a great place to stay a day or two.
Again north to San Saba. They have an RV park near a nice pond in town.
East to Lampasas. This is a clean nice town. I checked at Boone RV Park and met a very nice lady who told me about all the neat things to do in and around Lampasas. There is a great municipal park and golf course just across the street from the campground. The campground is undergoing a significant upgrade. This is a place worth coming back to for adventures.
South to Burnet. Crowded and high traffic.
South to Marble Falls Plenty of cars and people.
South to Johnson City. I started going to Johnson City back in about 1975 and it has grown a little, but I still like it. There are neat shops and restaurants there. Pedernales Falls State Park is just east a little ways and used to be wonderful to visit.
From there west to Fredericksburg and a stop at Walmart for some decadent chips and bean dip to close out the evening trying to be the supreme lazy bum.
The good news is that there are a lot of places that need more attention as a tourist. The bad news is the drought is so bad I am afraid we will loose a lot of oak and other trees this year. Creeks and stock tanks are the driest I can remember ever seeing them this time of the year. Even the Pedernales River is dry in a lot of spots I remember it having water before.
One more bit of good news. All along this route at infrequent intervals were acceptable RV parks from which to base your trips for adventure in search of tooooo much fun. TheOFM