Adventure Location: Falcon Heights, Texas
The rolling of the Teams started a little before 0800 this morning and finished rolling right at noon. The roads are mostly very good on the route the OFM chose. Here is what the entrance to the free camping with water looks like.
It is a good size piece of property with water faucets sticking out of the ground every now and then. You drive around and pick a spot to set up, and then set up. Now it is yours until you move. There are some who have been here since last spring. At the far back of the property is a “bath house” of disrepair. It does have warm water in the shower and one open style toilet. There is no dump station on premises.
The Teams grabbed a location near the front of the Park across the “street” from BillyBob. Here is our home for until it is not our home. First indications are that we are too close to the road going to Mexico. The road noise is more than the OFM prefers.
This is the view of our front yard. At least until other campers show up and set up. The cell service is good and the Sprint aircard works very well.
During a walk around the property this watering hole was noticed. Notice the congregation of honey bees. This is wild country with javelina, deer, feral hogs, all sorts of snakes and lots of birds. It would not surprise me to see a mountain lion in the area either.
On the side of the park toward the dam is the Federal housing for the dam workers. The park and the Feds share a common fence line. There complex is rather large.
We are here until we aren’t. It is a run of around thirty miles to a significant grocery store. A couple of blocks away from the park is a small local store the Teams have not examined yet. It is in decent walking distance and definitely an easy bike ride. The closest diesel is about three miles away and somewhat high priced but at least it is available. The cost of camping here fairly well overrides the other nuisances.
One thing that takes a bit getting used to is the gunfire. Already today twice the Teams have heard the sound of shots fired in the town. However being a very small rural town with country type housing with chickens etc. you need to expect that the citizens have to handle intruder critters like coyotes or foxes immediately when discovered in the hen house.
Now all we need to do is get rested for trying to have tooooo much fun. TheOFM.