Garner State Park – Concan, Texas (11/2010)

By , January 23, 2011 11:04 am

Trip Date: November 23, 2010

Length of Stay: 4 nights

Rating: 5 of 5

Web Site: http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/spdest/findadest/parks/garner/

This was our  3rd trip to Garner State Park at Thanksgiving.  This place has really become our home for Thanksgiving!  We have typically stayed at the Rio Frio camping area or Live Oak camping area.  This time we were able to stay in the Shady Meadows camping area and it was awesome.  It is right at the base of the big mountain and has very wide and open sites.  We were in site # 113.  It was fairly level and very easy to get the big Montana into.

We arrived on Tuesday, the 23rd and the weather was perfect.  It was high 60’s / low 70’s during the day and high 40’s at night.  Absolutely perfect camping weather.  We enjoyed a lot of hiking and playing in the river.

Allison was adventurous this year and decided to cook the entire Thanksgiving meal in the camper once we got to Garner.   She did an awesome job.  We had turkey, ham, sweet potatoes, green beans, etc..  It was a great meal and she worked very hard to make it perfect.

On Friday morning, we got up and drove down the Uvalde, Texas and went to the Cooks Slough Nature Park which is a very good birding center right outside of Uvalde.  It was neat place and we enjoyed a hike and seeing some birds we have not seen before.  Unfortunately there is not a web site for the nature park but if you go to Uvalde, ask anyone there and they can point you to it.

On Friday night it got COLD!!  Wow, we woke up to a 21 degree morning.  I forgot to unhook the water line so it was frozen!!!  The wind was really blowing so it was a good thing that we were headed home that morning.  We had gone from about 75 degree day on Friday to a 21 degree morning on Saturday.   Typical Texas winter in the fall. <Grin>

A complete photo album of our trip can be found at: http://picasaweb.google.com/cgaskins/GarnerSPThanksgiving2010#

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