Borrego Springs, CA

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Choke Canyon State Park, TX

My plan this morning was to be on the road sometime between 9:00 and 10:00. I almost made it. I would have been on time if I didn't stop at the maintenance shop to check the air pressure in my tires. A couple of tires needed some air, so the time was not wasted. Roger, one of the other volunteers gave me a lesson in tire pressures and then two other volunteers showed up to say goodbye. You just can't rush some things. ;)
I tried a different route out of the RGV today, and it saved me about twenty miles to get to Choke Canyon State Park. I ended up leaving at 10:15, and after 212 miles, pulled into the park at 3:15. A picnic area appeared along the road right at noon, so I took advantage of that fact and stopped for lunch.
Even though I had a reservation, there were only about five sites to choose from this afternoon. State Parks in Texas are popular places for Winter Texans. What a great site I ended up with!
The Choke Canyon Reservoir is right behind my site and the sites are very roomy. My nearest neighbor is probably about 100 yards away.
Each site has a covered picnic table with sturdy supports to put Emma's tie out cable on. I was sweating bullets as I set up and had my usual frustrations with finding the satellites for the DISH, but I don't give up easily. There are ducks on the lake that I'll take a closer look at tomorrow and I will investigate some of the trails. I'll be here until Sunday and the forecast appears to be very nice. It was windy today, but for a change I had a strong tail wind that made the journey a lot easier.
The sunset from my site wasn't too shabby either.
Emma has a few words to say about today:
"Oh my goodness, my human was on a mission this morning! She gets a little bent on moving days and I needed to stay out of the way while she got things ready to go. I didn't know what was going on until she moved my crate in front of the kitchen sink. That's a sure sign that things are going to change.
What are all the javalinas, coyotes, rabbits, and turkeys going to do without me there to check up on them? I don't know why we have to move, I was happy there. Oh well, at this place I checked things out very daintily at first. I guess I'll get used to it. At least there were four deer right behind the motorhome just before we went in for the evening. That got my blood running!
Now, if I could just figure out how to bite through this steel cable........."
Thanks for stopping by....talk to you later, Judy...here we go again without spaces between paragraphs...

1 comment:

  1. Glad to hear that you made it. Was able to print every other of your photo's. Like your new car and the sunset.