Actually south about 8 miles at the South Llano River State Park. According to the road sign right outside the park it is only 118 miles to Del Rio. However I managed to make today into a 220 mile trip. The original plan was to go north up to San Angelo and get out of the desert. A few miles short of San Angelo, it became apparent that we were entering the pains part of Texas. Trees and grass were what I was wanting. So over to the side of the road and examine the map carefully. The closest place was to somewhat back track to Junction where I know the terrain is what I am wanting to play in. And that is the good and bad of rv life. You can change plans in an instant and it still comes out good.
How lucky do you feel? Not very in my case, but very lucky in reality today. When I went into the headquarters building to check in, I found that all sites were taken for the weekend. State parks in Texas usually fill on the big three weekends of summer.
Ok I thought, what next. Then the lady that supervises the office walked into the room, she said yes you can stay the weekend. Then she told the clerk, who as it turns out had just come back from lunch and not had time to get up to speed, that they had had a cancellation a few minutes ago and that I could have the site. WOW that was close. So here I am in my favorite site #13 until Tuesday morning.
I know there is a 9 hole golf course in Junction, so I went to check it out. Bad scene is the best term for it. The four greens visible from the road were burned to a crisp with dirt showing on them. Never Mind!!!
At least the campsite is very nice and I am set up across the street from the restrooms.
Being near the restrooms usually gives me the equivalent of night lighting for moving around the campsite at night, with out really bright lights.
At his park the sites are spaced nicely, but not really far apart. Each site has water and electrical service and there is a dump station at the entrance to the campground. Here is a view looking down the camp road.
As a person travels they get to having preferences that new comers do not think about. One example is the lighting from the restroom in my case. Another thing I feel is important is to get evening shade on the rig in the hot weather time of the year. Site 13 does just that.
Now when I get out my lazy bum chair in the evening and set it to the rear of my home, this is the horrible view in front of me.
This evening had hordes of birds flying around mostly at high speed. Two of them slowed down enough for me to get pictures of sorts. The cardinal was really tough since it stayed on one spot about 5 seconds then fluttered away again and again.
This dove finally settled down for about four minutes so I could finally get a shot that works for the blog of it.
All in all I shot about 20 shots of the spots where the bird used to be in order to get this set of two above.
When the day was all finished and I started on the blog, it hit me that it had actually been a fun day. Not much went according to my plans, but what a nice interesting day it turned into. Maybe tomorrow will be just as interesting as I try to have tooooo much fun. TheOFM.