Caddo Lake State Park and a visit with family in Nacogdoches, TX

Our campsite at Caddo Lake State Park, Texas

Our campsite at Caddo Lake State Park, Texas

It was a longer travel day than we normally like from Lake Mineral Wells State Park to Caddo Lake State Park on Wednesday. At only 270 miles or so, you would think it would be an easy trip. But going around or through the Dallas/Ft. Worth area is always cumbersome, at least it is for us when were pulling our home. We barely made it to Caddo Lake right before nightfall.

Caddo Lake is a very nice area, as is the state park itself. But we had a very special reason for coming here. This is the final resting place for Sharon’s father and mother. I don’t want to go into great detail about this, but I will say that getting their ashes to this place has been long overdue.

The Fishing Pier at Caddo Lake State Park

The Fishing Pier at Caddo Lake State Park

Another of the Fishing Pier

Another of the Fishing Pier

Bayou that connects to Caddo Lake

Bayou that connects to Caddo Lake

A Section of Hiking Trail at Caddo Lake State Park

A Section of Hiking Trail at Caddo Lake State Park

After a short two night stay at Caddo Lake, we headed south to Nacogdoches, TX. It’s a nice town to visit and is rich with history being the “Oldest Town in Texas”. However, our reason for making the short trip from Caddo Lake (about 95 miles) was my aunt and uncle, Jimmie and Sherry, live there. It was great spending the weekend with them and they allowed us to “campout” in their driveway for a couple of nights. As I’ve said before, it’s so nice to be able to visit family and friends without being on a schedule. That’s something that we were rarely able to do before becoming fulltimers.

Downtown Nacogdoches, TX

Downtown Nacogdoches, TX

A Downtown Courtyard, Nacogdoches

A Downtown Courtyard, Nacogdoches

Historic Building Entrance, Nacogdoches

Historic Building Entrance, Nacogdoches

We’re now at the KOA in Fredericksburg, Texas. We’ll be here for a month before moving on. This is where we spent last winter and though we don’t usually stay at private RV parks, this place is a special “home” for us. We’ve made several friends here (including the owners, Randy and Lisa Snapp) and most of them stay here all winter. We have a variety of things planned while we’re here that we’ll try to share here on the blog. I wrote much of my first novel, Indian Paintbrush, here last winter and I’m hoping to get some more of my second completed while were here.

Don’t forget to check out Sharon’s photos from our travels on her website.

Till next time…

Brian.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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