Adventure Location: Rockport, TX
Adventure Date: 02/03/2018
The Federal money runs out on Feb. 8 and the federal lands to the west could shut down again. Not knowing what will happen is a major trouble for the OFM Teams. The OFM gets a couple of questions nearly every day. “When are you leaving and where are you going?” are the two normal ones. The answer is we do not know yet because of the potential for most of the good places in west Texas and southern New Mexico to get shut down when congress messes around again.
We are not saying either side is right or wrong. This is not about the politics of the sides. This is about trying to get ready to roll and having some place neat to roll to. We know we are wanting to hit up Big Bend NP, Amistad NRA and Guadalupe Mountains NP this spring. We also know we have reservations for Decatur Alabama on April 27 for a long stay and play with the grandkids and their parents. When those parks closed in 2013 for 16 days, the state parks in Texas and NM and most of the commercial parks all got more camping business than they could accommodate. We got caught in that mess in 2013 and are trying carefully to not get caught in it again.
In the mean time we have one more item (money) coming (supposedly) in the mail that we would really like to get into our possession before we roll. The Castle and Sierra are as ready as we can get them until a rolling date is available.
It looks like our best activity is to keep on fishing for the BIG ONE as a great way of trying to have tooooo much fun.