Monday, October 17, 2016

Awesome Buckhorn Lake Resort

As I mentioned at the end of my last post, we sought a cooler place to stay for a couple of days after leaving Port Aransas. We knew that Joe & Linda and Rick & Carrie were going to join us the next day, and we knew we wanted to be near Fredericksburg so Geo steered the motorhome in that direction. After a little internet time, we were happy to discover a comfy, lovely, little park nestled in the Texas hill country at Kerrville. 

The park name:

This tall windmill greeted us near the entrance.

It was perched in front of this cute barn.
I wonder what's inside the barn.
Perhaps groundskeeping equipment?

A rustic kitchen for group gathering.

Another view.
Note the motorcycle up high on the rusty tower.

We crossed this bridge to access 

dog park inside a tree-lined people park!

The bridge photo was taken from the park.

The dog park is in the distance under the trees.

Elmer and Chewy perform a 

serious investigation of the dog park!
You can barely see Chewy though.

Speaking of barely see...

Notice that big dot in the distance?
It's Geo relaxing in the dog park.

Rick & George walking back across

 the bridge with Sugar, Elmer and Chewy.

As we hoped, the weather was 
fabulous--perfect for sitting outside.

Joe crossing over to our site.

Quick, RUN!
Above is Joe & Linda's RV on the left, 
Rick & Carrie's on the right. 
Their doors faced our door across the road. 
It was a cozy and convenient setup!

While at Buckhorn, we managed 
an afternoon in Fredericksburg.
Joe & Linda at lunch time.

The James Avery Corporate store was only a few miles from the campground so Linda and I visited -- BOTH DAYSJoe and Geo joined us the second day, and found the museum interesting.

There's a lot to love (and we did) inside Buckhorn Lake Resort as seen above. There's also an adult section with an adult pool, stocked fishing lake, pickle ball court, tennis court, fitness center and more. Also, across the bridge is a very small neighborhood of really neat, little stone houses which serve as home bases for full-timers. 

The campground is just off I-30 and you can hear the traffic in the distance. It didn't make a difference to any of us because we all loved the place! The campground is convenient to Fredericksburg, about a 20 minute drive or so. 

Access to most things a camper might need (like Walmart) is only seven miles away from the campground in the Town of Kerrville, and the San Antonio River Walk is only an hour away. I'm sure there's a lot more but that's the stuff we know about right now.

We all loved 
Buckhorn Lake Resort
and will definitely return in the future. 


Friday, October 7, 2016

Port Aransas Time

We recently returned from a trip to Port Aransas where we stayed at Gulf Waters Beach Front RV Resort. We camped at this pretty park once before and loved it!

Here's a view of one area.

Our site #518, 
across the street from the above little lake.

This is the vacant, 
privately-owned site in front of ours.
Some of the private sites can be rented.

We camped with a bunch of the usual suspects!
From front right, going back:
Rick, Charlie, Sandy W., 
Sandy C., Clyde, Linda, 
(body of lurking man), 
Joe, Donna/me, and Carrie. 
Geo was the photographer so he's missing.

For most of the trip, it was hot and very humid but on Monday, we had a beautiful breeze which allowed us to sit outside and watch Monday Night Football.

Our sweet boys, Elmer and Chewy, 
kept a close eye on us from the inside.

A fish fry is necessary when camping in Port A!
Most of the guys about to go hunt for fish.
  It unexpectedly turned into an all day event!  
Not sure but maybe they should have 
fished for the fish instead of hunting for it. 
Just sayin'...

Most of us girls did a little shopping.
The above two photos were taken 
after lunch at Moby Dick's Restaurant.

Fish fry night and the guys did the cooking.

Rick and Carrie had a private site with a 
pergola, nice table & chairs, 
and an outdoor kitchen so we 
did the fish fry there.

Three of the master chefs at work!

Fried taters!

The girls hung out while the guys cooked.

And took happy selfies!

The fish fry was a success--quite yummy!

It was a fun night.

I love this pic of George and Charlie.

It wouldn't be a coastal trip without a 
walk on the beach with the dogs!
Ahem, correction: 
Without a squat on the beach with the dogs!

Originally, Geo and I considered extending our visit in Port A but we decided to leave as scheduled and seek a cooler locale for a couple of days before we had to head home. We opted to go toward Fredericksburg in the Hill Country, and started that way without plans. 

Joe & Linda and Rick & Carrie told us to let them know where we land and they would join us the next day which they did.

As soon as we left, I hit the internet and discovered what turned out to be a gem of a park in Kerrville! Oh, the joys of modern technology! It's so nice to be able to call each other and use the internet on the road, isn't it? 

The name of the lovely park is:
Buckhorn Lake Resort
More about it in the next post.

To sum it up, 

the Port A trip was a 
good time with good friends
We all hope to meet up again soon.