We spent our first 2 weeks in Texas at the Thousand Trails park at Lake Conroe in Willis Texas. From there we headed to the Thousand Trails at the Colorado River in Columbus Texas. We decided to take backroads as it was only a 120 or so mile travel day and we were pleasantly surprised and saw some nice scenery at a much easier pace. We only booked at Colorado River for 2 days and almost as soon as we got there, wished we had booked a longer stay! This was a nice park, well kept and we managed a spot right on the river’s edge! Literally had the sound of rushing waters of the Colorado River out the bedroom window at night.
With 2 nights, we only had 1 full day at that park. With that 1 day, we decided to ride over to Lockhart Texas, proclaimed BBQ capital of Texas by their legislature! We had a great day in Lockhart and went to Kreuz’s BBQ (pronounced “kroyt-zes”). Fantastic BBQ with NO sauce! They say they don’t need to “hide” their BBQ in sauces.
We went around town looking at all things “Lockhart” and taking a ton of pics. On the way home we saw some parachutes coming down and stopped to grab a few photos of them. Then a local farmer’s market to buy some local pecans. And of course at Colorado River CG, there were tons of deer roaming the property! We got some good photos of them but they kept their distance. We were also parked in a grove of pecan trees. Our rig was right under a huge pecan tree and a couple dropped during the night with a big thud on the coach roof!
On Tuesday, 11/22 we left the Colorado River TT and headed for Lakehills, Texas and Medina Lake Campground. It was about 160 miles and mostly on I-10. We arrived to find they only had 3-4 50 amp spots, so we looked them over and chose the one we liked and got setup.
We immediately started seeing deer everywhere! They were very close to the rig! We also rode our bikes down to the lake (about 1/2 mile as this park is huge!) and saw a gorgeous sunset.
On Thanksgiving we went with our “next door neighbors” Frank and Karra, (who are from NH!) down to the activity center here at the park where they put on a very nice Thanksgiving dinner with all the fixings. Desserts were “pot luck” and attendees all brought one which was cool to have a wide variety of things to choose from.
Saturday after Turkey day we took a drive over to Boerne where they were getting right into the Christmas spirit with an open market which was sort of like a fair atmosphere. We wandered around a couple hours, had a bite to eat and bought a big bag of kettle korn for the road. We also stopped to check out Ancira RV, a large dealer who sells Newmar & Tiffin coaches as well as others. Then before heading home, hit the local HEB+ in Boerne. They had Christmas trees for sale marked with “low prices” signs… you be the judge on that! Ouch!
At the local Lakehills True Value, I had bought a string of solar rope lights for some ambient evening lighting around the coach and a Quartz heater. They also had bags of “apple scented corn” for deer at $2 for a gallon sized ziplock bag. I can tell you that’s the cheapest entertainment we’ve had in a long time as the deer here love it and one doe actually came up ate right out of my hand. The bucks are a little more shy… the more horn they have the further they keep their distance. What fun though! I’ll post a movie of feeding them when we have wifi again.
Many more pictures of our River Walk adventures and other things on my Smugmug photo page for Texas here.