This past month has gone by very quickly and our time is up at the Farm Country RV Park. We certainly enjoyed our stay while here, meeting several folks from not only Minnesota but also a couple that live near us in St. Joseph MI. They return to the park each year and we suspect our paths will cross again. This RV lifestyle that we are enjoying certainly is a small world. There is something very special about the RV community…nearly everyone looks out for one another. As soon as we lifted the hood of an engine…several men were jiffy on the spot to assist in any way they could… I was very moved at the warm feel we had as we said “Happy Trails” to many that we didn’t even know names of. Strange isn’t it, after many years of city life, I was hard-pressed to know many of my neighbors there.
We headed out through Kerrville and on into Fredericksburg. Oh how I wish I could have stopped for a visit. The community was settled by predominately German folks in the mid 1800’s and naturally the architecture and quaintness of the homes and businesses is right up my alley. That place will definitely be on my bucket list for a return visit. Maybe we will find a nearby park to spend a month in next year. There is so much to see in the region.
Highway 16 is two lane State Highway that twists and turns with very few spots that did not have a double yellow line or a shoulder. I couldn’t take any pictures to share with you , as I was entirely too busy hanging onto the steering wheel. It would not take too much to get into real trouble if one was not paying attention to the road.
Although the Hill Country is just that…(hills), the type of rock varies a great deal. The rocks changed quickly from limestone outcroppings, to red rocks and even some marble looking rocks. As we traveled we wondered why so many of the rancher’s land was cleared of the Cedar and left in burn piles. We learned this evening from our current park host that the reason they clear all of the Cedar trees off of their land is due to the fact that they are such moisture gobblers, and the Oaks have difficulty competing.
Our resting spot for the next couple of days is a small mom and pop RV park also out in the country near Lampasas, TX. We have not seen the livestock yet but we understand we are in the company of donkeys, goats, sheep and peacocks.
Summer is returning to the area again. Tomorrow’s prediction is for a warm 83 degrees. Our internal batteries are thankfully recharged once again. It feels good for us to be exploring once again.
Thanks for checking up on us.