So we decided on Lake Brownwood State Park. This was a really neat park! They still have a LOT of CCC structures all around the park. There were hiking trails that ran along bluffs around the perimeter of the lake. The lake was down about 15 feet (so we heard) but thankfully it is a huge lake and there was still water in the lake (last year we went to San Angelo state park only to discover that it's lake is completely dried up)! It was kind of sad though to drive by and see lake front properties with boat docks that cannot be used due to the low levels. That area of the state really really needs rain!
The kids did road school on the way on Thursday! And then Friday morning when Daddy left we went on a fun hiking trip. We came back to the camper for lunch and finish up what school we didn't get finished on the road Thursday (mainly due to the fact they found it hard to concentrate in the car), rested with a movie, and then we went swimming (in the lake of course). Daddy got back right at supper time! We enjoyed the rest of the time with him. We went hiking some more, hung out at the camper, watched movies, and even went for a trip to town to get ice cream! It was a nice weekend!
Here are some picture highlights of the trip!
We stopped at one spot of our hike on Friday that was nice and shady and sat down and drew some prickly pear cactus (they were ALL OVER the park) in our nature journals.
I am glad we made the decision to go! We had a really fun time!
Until next time,