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.
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.
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
After all this time in Goodrich, we have moved – one spot over, or perhaps more accurately, one row over. I even used a shade calculator to get the site with the most after afternoon shade, and we love it!
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.
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…