Adieu, mes amis, adieu...
Trip Start Dec 31, 2012
94Trip End May 04, 2013
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We headed out of the park and proceeded to find the "rough and curvy" road out of town. It seems we have a magnet on Shorty that draws us to such road surfaces. It was tolerable, however and soon we were on the varied surfaces of Interstate 10, heading west.
There is lots of water down here and we noticed numerous rice paddies with folks driving "floating tractors" on the surface of a few
We stopped at the Texas Welcome Center and Lynn replaced her well-worn map from our easterly journey through the Widest State. We had lunch there and noticed how many RVs had stopped too. There seem to be more and more of them as we head somewhat north and definitely west.
We found Village Creek State Park more easily than some. We were greeted in a friendly manner by the girl at the entry. Since I have a Texas State Parks Card, we get half off of any second night's fee. It has really paid off for us.
The campground was virtually empty when we arrived shortly after lunch. Our site is surrounded by tall coniferous and deciduous trees on two sides and an abundance of birds can be seen and heard in the understory. We like that, as you well know.
We took a short along the Village Creek Slough Trail and then returned to sit outside in the warm air and read. The bugs finally encouraged us to go inside.
We had some leftovers for dinner. Roast turkey and potato salad from the non-visit of our nephew. It all works out, I reckon.
After dinner we took another walk around the park, but returned soon since the tiny insects were "bugging" Lynn.
There are a few more folks here now, but it's dead quiet, as best as I can tell, not ever having been in such a state. You know what I mean...
We hope to hike the Village Creek Trail in the morning, depending on the weather. Rain is forecast, but you know how that goes.