Wednesday, December 16, 2015

LBJ Municipal Park - 12/16/15 - Fredericksburg, TX

Wednesday – December 16, 2015
LBJ Municipal Park
Fredericksburg, Texas

We spent a quiet, restful night at a strip mall in Sealy, Texas. There were a few rain showers during the night and we awoke to overcast skies.

We decided last night we would spend a few days in Fredericksburg, Texas, located 80 miles west of Austin Texas. Our previous visit to this quaint town was in 2010.

At around 30 miles north of Interstate 10 on Texas Highway 71, we left the overcast skies behind and were favored with sunny skies for the duration of our travel to Fredericksburg.

While traveling west on U.S. Highway 290 we passed a Texas ranch that had a herd of cattle, all black, with a wide band of white around their middle. We had never seen this breed of cattle before and subsequently learned they are the Belted Galloway breed.

The Galloway is one of the world's longest established breeds of beef cattle, named after the Galloway region of Scotland, where it originated, during the 17th century. It is now found in many parts of the world, being exported to Canada in 1853, the United States in 1882 and Australia in 1951.

We arrived at Lady Bird Johnson Municipal Park, without reservations, which is our usual modus operandi. No problem, they had plenty of campsites available. We will spend three days here.

Tomorrow another adventure begins.

Travel Details:
Departed: Sealy, Texas
Departure Time: 7:50 A.M.
Arrived: Fredericksburg, Texas
Arrival Time: 11:45 A.M.

Campground: Lady Bird Johnson
Type: Municipal Park
GPS Coordinates: Latitude: N30.24431 Longitude: W098.91231
Camping Fee: $35.00 per night (no discounts for out-of-state seniors)
Campsite: 52
Campsite Hookups: Electric, Water, Sewer
Campground Amenities: Flush Toilets, Free Hot Showers, Dump Station
Total Campsites: 90
Site Size (length): Can handle big rigs – 45 ft.

Cellular Service: Verizon - 4G, 3 Bars
Internet Service: Verizon Jetpack, 5 Bars
WiFi Service: Free WiFi throughout campground
Cable Service: Free cable hookups at each campsite
Dish TV Satellite Service: Strong signal – received local networks and all satellite channels.

Total miles traveled today: 193
Route Traveled:
North on Texas Highway 36
West on Interstate 110
North on Texas Highway 71 W (Exit 695)
West on U.S. Highway 290
South on Adams Street (Texas Highway 16)
West on Lady Bird Drive to Campground

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