After our two week stay at McKinney, we decided to head a little further south. Since we now have a Texas State Park pass, it only made sense to continue to use it! There were a few parks near Fredericksburg that I looked into, but the cellular coverage didn’t look so great. Guadalupe was on the edge of LTE so we decided to give it a shot.
It was a frustrating few days trying to get a good signal, but we finally figured out that hanging the mifi in the window helps. We also really need to get those external antennas ordered. Other than that, we thoroughly enjoyed our time at this park. It was so peaceful and quiet. No lights so when there wasn’t any cloud cover the stars were brilliant. We witnessed a control burn up close and got to walk the many trails in the park. We spent time down by the river, which Samantha loved. We also managed to squeeze in a few geocaches. While we may never be as cache crazy as we were 10 years ago, we do want to try & make a point of doing it more often. I was pretty happy to see that the one cache we found has been there since 2004. Very cool!
We also got crazy lucky in our spot. Our original spot was a bit too tight with our slides & the way our basement doors open. Just a few spots down, we saw a nice cleared spot, that still had enough trees to provide some cover. As a huge bonus, the spot also had sewer. Turns out this was an old host spot that just isn’t used any longer. We didn’t leave our sewer hose out the entire time, but we did take advantage of using it when we needed to dump instead of filling up the honey wagon. Because of the sewer connection, along with an upcoming holiday weekend, we extended our stay and ended up staying 2 weeks.
The reason for the trees be cleared we found out was because of a rig fire. Some things you just don’t want to know from your friendly camp hosts.