Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Back In Houston

Once we left Amarillo, we decided to head back to the Houston area to see and check on the grand kids. If we play our cards right we will be in the area in time for our granddaughter's birthday party.

We headed for Wichita Falls and stayed at a state park. We have found out that most of the Texas State Parks are with in our budget for an overnight stay. The most we spent so far at a park has been $25. We think that this is very reasonable but the only draw back is that most of them don't have sewer hook-ups. So we only stay about 3 nights to check out the sights which has been about long enough.

After Wichita Falls we started out for a small city south of Fort Worth called Cedar Hill, which also has a state park. This was a nice park and we got a site back in a loop which happened to be the only one. We were by ourselves and it was quiet. Our visit there had us on the weekend and most of the attractions were closed but I found on nature area that we went to. Bri even got to feed some prairie dogs there. I can't remember the name but I am sure that you can google area attractions to find the place.

We left there and went to Huntsville State Park which is just south of Huntsville, Texas. This is a very popular park due to its location close to Houston. We found our site and backed in with no problem. I am starting to get this backing thing down. Unfortunately the site was slightly sloped downward. This pitched the trailer very high towards the front. I get nervous when the trailer is what I think is too high. Huntsville is the home of the Sam Houston State University and the home of Sam Houston's grave sight. On campus there is a Sam Houston Memorial Museum that we went to.

If you are not familiar with Sam Houston, he was instrumental in defeating Santa Anna and freeing Texas from Mexico. The museum was very informative and they even have the original house that Sam Houston built and lived in. As you approach Huntsville from the south, you will see a very large statue of Sam Houston on the side of the road. This is the third tallest statue in the nation. Pretty cool!

We left Huntsville and now are in Tomball, Texas which is a small town north of Houston. We stay at a county park here for nothing, that's right I said nothing, FREE for seven nights. You can stay here for seven nights per month but you have to call and make a reservation. I usually do it online. The name of the park is Spring Creek Park and they have 8 full hook-up sites with concrete pads and a bath house right across the street. I don't know if this is a draw back or not but the park closes at 10 pm and reopens at 7 am, so you better get back in time or you will be locked out for the night.

Next week we will be heading south to see our other grand kids. So..........

Until Next Time Be Safe.

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