Sandy Creek Park, B. A. Steinhagen Lake

Dates:     
September 14, 2020 to
September 17, 2020

Mileage:    
8,227

Location:    
Sandy Creek/Steinhagen Lake (COE)
Jasper, TX

We had resolved to make better use of state and national parks this year, and we wanted to try a Corp of Engineer Park – this was our first! It was also the first time we could use the Lifetime Park Pass I got right before they stopped issuing them.

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Side trips – the New Ulm Cemetery, Haubold gravesite, and the San Felipe de Austin State Historic Site

On the way from La Grange to San Felipe de Austin, we passed through New Ulm, where my great grandfather is buried. Driving around outside the park, we came across the San Felipe de Austin Historic Site. We wound up making a trip back to New Ulm to see if we could locate the gravesite.

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Stephen F. Austin State Park, San Felipe TX

Dates:     
September 07, 2020 to
September 14, 2020

Mileage:    
8,054

Location:    
Stephen F. Austin State Park
San Felipe, TX

After we left La Grange, we went down the road to Stephen F. Austin State Park, and this time we were on the Brazos River. The original 300 settlers of Texas (“Old 300”) started at San Felipe, TX, so when we went from the Colorado to the Brazos Rivers, we were in the area where Texas was born. Over the years as the immigrants arrived by boat, the two rivers were frequently confused, and Fort Bend was founded in its current location when settlers mistook the mouth of the Brazos for the Colorado River:
https://www.sugarlandtx.gov/1695/History-of-Fort-Bend-County

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Sightseeing in La Grange TX – Czech Center, Texas Quilt Museum, and Roundtop

ElizaBeth had always wanted to visit the Texas Quilt Museum and we also ran across the Texas Czech Heritage and Cultural Center. Driving in, we came through Roundtop, Texas, which looks like it wants to become the next antique center of Texas. If you’ve ever watched Barnwood Builders you’ll know they just opened a place – and we had to see it.

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Colorado Landing, Colorado River, and La Grange TX

Dates:     
August 31, 2020 to
September 07, 2020

Mileage:    
7,996

Location:    
Colorado Landing
La Grange, TX

I included the rivers on the map because the next two stops are by the Colorado and Brazos Rivers. This was such a nice park we made reservations to come back at Thanksgiving.

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Waco, Somewhat Back on the Road Again while Social Distancing

Dates:     
May 12, 2020 to
May 13, 2020

Mileage:    
7,388

Location:    
I35 RV Park
Elm Mott (Waco), TX

I still get tired easily, and we never have liked to drive more than a few hours anyway – and Waco fit the bill at 196 miles. Coming through College Station on Highway 6, we ran into a vicious thunderstorm. I was glad to stop when we did.

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Goodrich TX, Lesley, and not quite … Back on the Road Again

Dates:     
March 11, 2020 to
May 12, 2020

Mileage:    
7,192

Location:    
Magnolia RV Park
Goodrich, TX

I completed radiation treatment on March 10 and while I have said before I’m not writing about the details of treatment, I will say that the next to last session was particularly rough. Then, the final radiation therapy was easy. We hired a firm to relocate the RV to Goodrich on the 11th on the next day. If you’re interested in why I prefer not to write about the treatment…

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