Monday, April 26, 2010

April 24 - 26 Garner State Park

We packed up and left D'Hanis Sat evening at 5:25 pm.  We headed up to Garner State Park for the first time - it is about 38 miles from Lone Star Corral...what a jewel this park is! 

The only fly in the ointment is that you can't reserve specific sites, so by the time we get here on Sat all the good 'shade' spots are taken :(  However, even the ones in full sun are nice...they have over 400 sites - with about 250 of them with electric and water, and 45 full hookups - there is several dump stations as well.

We decided on Sunday to go for a drive around the area - we went to Leakey, then up to Camp Woods, circled down to Uvalde and then back past the park and on to Utopia.  We had lunch at Camp Woods at a place called 'The Sweet Shop' and we do NOT recommend it.  I ordered a Patty Melt that was not grilled, but put on toast - and 'crisp' french fries that were limp and dripping way was the grease hot enough to fry them in.  David got the chili and cornbread - the chili was like sloppy joes - and the cornbread was so dry that it was like eating sawdust.  We each had ordered a milkshake, expecting a big tin container and a glass full - since it was $3.50 each...instead we got a 16 oz styrofoam cup.  What a disapointment!    If we go back to Camp Woods we will NOT be eating there!

We took lots more wildflower pictures - I'll post a couple here, but they simply do not do justice to the scenery!  This park also has swimming in the Nueces River - paddle boats and kayaks too!  We will definitely come back here again - and in the not too distant future! 

Sunday evening we celebrated our anniversary - it's been 1 year since we lived in a stix and brix house :)  We are still loving living in the motorhome - and each other :)  We had a lovely spaghetti & meatballs dinner with salad and garlic toast - and a lovely bottle of white zin as well...yum!

This morning Cinder and I took a nice long walk, then I made a good breakfast - pancakes, sausage and eggs - about 10 which will hold us until about 3 when we should have an early dinner at the Sabinal Cafe - I'll report on that next time!

We've had a marvelous couple of days - David, darling, thanks for some more wonderful memories!

1 comment:

  1. Oh how much we enjoyed the wildflower display the few days we were in the Hill Country two weeks ago. You are right, no picture can do it justice.