Monday, May 11, 2015

Colorado City, TX - 05/11/15

Monday – May 11, 2015
Lake Colorado City State Park
Colorado City, Texas

We departed the Rio Grande Village Campground in the Big Bend National Park at 11:10 a.m. We welcomed the cooler temperatures that greeted us as we drove into the higher elevations. What a pleasure to leave the 100-degree weather that has persisted the past few days in the desert region of the Rio Grande Village.

As we approached our goal of covering 300 to 400 miles today, we consulted the ALLSTAYS CAMP & RV App on our Android smartphone to find a campsite for the night. Success once again! This app never fails to locate campsites, Walmarts, truck stops, rest stops, and much more, while we are traveling.

We arrived at the Lake Colorado City State Park in Colorado City, Texas at 6:05 p.m.

This is a beautiful state park campground with 100 campsites. Some campsites have electric and water hookups, some have water only hookups, some have no hookups. There are two restrooms with flush toilets and free showers. There are two dump stations. We were surprised to find there is free WiFi throughout the campground.

There is a lake adjacent to the campground, unfortunately it appears the extended drought in regions of Texas have taken a toll on the water level. Some of the floating docks have been closed due to the low water level.

Colorful wild flowers are in full bloom throughout the state park.

Hard times have played a significant role in the decline of business establishments in the area.

We are following the weather forecast for the northern region of Texas with great interest. An F3 tornado touched down in an area east of Dallas on Sunday, leaving two people dead and ten people missing. Another tornado watch is in effect for the Dallas area on Tuesday. A decision will have to be made tomorrow morning whether we stay put here in Colorado City or go north or south around the expected storm’s path.

Campground: Lake Colorado City State Park
Camping Fee: $28.00 ($22.00 for electric & water campsite, plus $4.00 per person daily fee)
Campsite: 8

Total miles traveled today: 345
Route Traveled:
North on U.S. Highway 385
East on Interstate 10 / U.S. Highway 385
North on U.S. Highway 385
East on Interstate 20
South Texas FM 2836 to Lake Colorado City State Park

Tomorrow another adventure begins.

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