Adventure Location: Martin Creek Lake SP
Adventure Date: 1-24-2023
We spent a lot of time tracking the bad weather front moving across our planned path this morning. Finally we hit the time to choose what to do. Suddenly remembering that we did not HAVE to be anywhere at this point in the OFM life, we chose to sit the nasty weather out in this very nice State Park and relax with some Mexican food for lunch at a local restaurant and get busy coloring our latest effort. It certainly feels good to relax instead of fight a travel schedule.
The continuous rain quit about 1800 this evening and it was a good thing. It has rained hard since a little after we awakened.
Here is a picture we took from the door of the Castle about 1700.
As the day moved along the rain got heavier and heavier. There are some flood warnings posted now for a few local creeks but not in this State Park thank goodness. For those who might want a nice natural park to stop in this is a very pleasant place in general and well maintained.
Body wise the OFM has pretty well recovered from the hip and knee difficulties of yesterday.
Lunch was Mexican food at the Rancho Grande restaurant up in town on the right about five miles away. It was mild on the burn factor but very well prepared and the vegetables were fresh. The OFM got to talk with the owner and talked salt water fishing for about fifteen minutes. It was a very nice lunch.
Then we went back to the Castle and got out the colored pencils and went to work on the next coloring coming up. The full page colorings take several weeks and this one is getting close to nearly finished.
That is about it for a slow day in the rain. Tomorrow early we roll westward with at least getting to Lexington Texas as the goal. We regularly stop there for an overnight and then we get back to the Coast with several hours to spare that next day instead of closing time for the State Park campground.
As the OFM has aged he finds he much prefers to not tow at night any more. Arriving with plenty of time to set up in the day light gently after the tow is much better for trying to have tooooo much fun Rving.