Our first stop was Palmetto State Park in Ottine, TX. We wanted to check out the park because we plan to do a weekend trip there. Our reconnaissance was to find the good campsites.
The park is primordial - swampy with dwarf palm trees, warnings of snakes, and lush undergrowth. My hiking feet wanted to hit the trails, but today wasn't about doing everything, it was more about seeing what the park had to offer.
|Fall colors across from the park headquarters.|
Oxbow Lake looks like a fun place to go in summer. They have rental kayaks, fishing boats, canoes, inner tubes, pedal boats and Hydro-bikes
The following photo struck our funny bones. It's a big enclosed tent. The sign in front says, "Tent here." It looked like there was a generator and heat pump for this tent.
|Group picnic pavilion with kitchen|
|San Marcos River with erosion showing from recent flooding.|
From Palmetto State Park, our next town was Gonzales. We drove through the historic old town.
|First Baptist Church, established 1847|
|Sculpture in courtyard of First Baptist Church.|
|Bob in front of Cuero Courthouse|
|Such distinctive architecture.|
|I loved this little door tucked away beside a large entrance.|
|Downtown Victoria, Texas|
As we drove into the sunset, I was able to catch this lovely photo through the windshield.
Thank you, Bob, for a wonderful birthday celebration. You are right, we do love to travel! It was good to be on the road again, if only for an afternoon. Good job planning just the right birthday. Woo hoo.