Tuesday, July 5, 2016

A Week at Berry Springs

Events in this post occurred in March 2007.

On Tuesday, March 13, 2007, Kathi and I awoke at the Berry Springs RV Park just north of Georgetown, TX. Monday was exhausting and humiliating for me. Getting stuck in the mud was all on me and, of course, I did not want to talk about it. Kathi agreed to let the subject drop and we drove around the area, just to get familiar with our surroundings. We stopped at the Cracker Barrel in Round Rock for lunch. I had the bacon cheeseburger and it was big, I could not finish it and had about ¼ of it to take home. Kathi ate most of her chicken and dumplings.

It was raining when we left Cracker Barrel and we decided we had done enough cruising for the day. We spent the rest of the afternoon listening to the raindrops hitting the roof of our motorhome.

Wednesday it was still overcast and Kathi and I went to see Lake Georgetown at Cedar Breaks Park. That is a Corps of Engineers Park. They had many RV and picnic sites, but only 30 amp electrical circuits and no sewer hook ups. There were a lot of families camping. Most were staying in tents, but there were a few motorhomes, fifth wheels and trailers. Every site had a designated place for a campfire and we suspected there would be a fire going at every site in the evening. Our lungs did not appreciate the wood smoke as much as when we were younger. Or maybe we were just more tolerant before. We parked our Jeep and walked around a little while and there was a nice breeze coming across the lake. The view of the lake was fantastic.

Sailboat on Lake Georgetown

View across Lake Georgetown

Campsites at Lake Georgetown

Fisherman on Lake Georgetown

We were obviously getting bored in Georgetown, because we stayed home most of the week. Friday we decided to take a look at the Jim Hogg Park on Lake Georgetown. This park was across the lake from Cedar Breaks. It was also a Corps of Engineers park and offered the same amenities. Jim Hogg is where my sister, Carol and her husband, Lloyd Jackson stay when they are in the Austin-Georgetown area. They liked staying there for short periods of time. I really did not want to tell my friends we were staying in the hog park, but I guess that was my problem.

This must have been our week for lakes. Saturday was a beautiful spring day in Texas and we drove to Lake Travis to look around. The views of the big houses in the hills was the highlight of the trip. Kathi still liked to look at houses, even though we did not ever plan to live in one again.

Saturday evening, we did our laundry at the RV park free of charge. Yes, they had free washers and dryers at the Berry Springs RV Park. It was a pleasant surprise for us.

We spent Sunday at home and began planning our next move. We were going a little more north and west on Monday and planned to stop in Baird, just east of Abilene. It was about 180 miles and four hours away vis US 183. Just talking about moving was fun.

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