Back from Vacation

Our vacation was not one which was conducive to blogging. There are no wide area wireless networks in the Texas State Parks, who were my hosts for 14 nights.

What a state this is! Our family just scratched the surface of this great state, staying in eight different places and mostly concentrating on sites connected with Texas history. My ranking of the best state parks for tent camping, out of the ones we used:

8. Lake Houston. Yuck. The tent area doesn’t have a bathroom. You have to walk a half mile to the showers. Watch for copperheads.
7. Palmetto. Nice spots, but you have to drive to the showers in your car.
6. Goose Island
5. Huntsville. Too crowded.
4. McKinney Falls. Nice swims in the river, but tent spots are tiny and bathrooms are old.
3. Guadalupe River. A really wonderful location, but small, un-flat tent pads made life a little difficult.
2. Enchanted Rock. The rock is enchanting, but the tent spots are mostly not near the parking lot. Hike to your campsite.
1. Stephen F Austin - the cleanest and best kept. Like camping in someone’s back yard.

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One Response to “Back from Vacation”

  1. hopeful Says:

    It was a glorious vacation….copperheads, centipedes, outdoor showers and all!

    What wonderful children you have!

    And how nice it was of you to take us…..

    I will always remember it!

    your little wife

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