Lake Conroe, TX

Here we are at the Lake Conroe Thousand Trails Preserve in Willis, TX. We had a short 120 mile drive over here from Columbus, TX. Of course the first thing we did after we got leveled up was to go to Sam’s Club. Since our old back-up laptop is finally dying, we bought a Bluetooth keyboard for the iPad so that Kathy can continue writing for our book project. All these three week stays in TX are so we can do the writing and get the book published before the end of the year. We were fortunate to get a 50 amp site but we had to use almost our whole lumber yard to get level. The Verizon service here is intermittent with numerous dropped connections and the park WiFi is slow, but we are able to communicate, so I can’t complain too much. I’ll get the cellular amplifier installed later in the week and hopefully that will improve the internet connectivity. The park is in pretty good shape and the pool here is great! We might even use it. More later in the week.

Colorado Preserve

We always enjoy our stays at the Colorado River Thousand Trails Preserve. It is among the smallest in the system with about 110 campsites, but it is located about 80 miles from San Antonio, Houston, and Austin.


We are in the upper part of the preserve with many large oak trees shading the sites.


This old wagon is decorated with lites at Christmas in this view looking towards the office and clubhouse.

Last nite and most of toda, we have had thunderstorms and heavy rain, sorely needed in this part of Texas. I think the low pressure helped along dome deer births. Mother and fawn are about 100 yards away.

There’s the little critter. No more than a day old.
 
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Rain and more rain

Well, here it is Friday and more rain predicted this afternoon after a full day of continuous rain yesterday. Tomorrow’s forecast is also for more rain. At least we can get some writing done for the book. I hope I can get out and take pictures soon. This is a beautiful piece of property with lots of wide open spaces and where there are campsites, they are separated by at least 30 feet or so. More tomorrow.

Colorado River Thousand Trails Preserve

We did a wet and miserable 170 miles yesterday from Hondo to Columbus, TX and the Colorado River TT park. We’ve stayed here before and we love this park. We found a long and level 50A site in a circle of 9 other campsites. The sites here are spread out. Three circles and then a lot of sites down by the Colorado River. Not much water now, but it is still beautiful. We’ll be here 3 weeks and we will be doing a lot of writing for our book. There are a lot of deer here but feeding them is against park rules (Good!) and they won’t let people get too close. We see them feeding in the tall grass morning and evening. There is a nice pool and hot-tub here and we will be sampling them in a few days after the rain slows down. I’ll try to get out and take some pictures a little later.