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Old 04-16-2008, 09:11 PM   #29
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I suggested a rally to the state park (F.D.) under the Forums rally thread some time ago. Generated some interest... Would be fun to do a caravan from central Texas down I-10...
Depending on what time of the year you were thinking about it, I think we'd be game. Probably wouldn't happen for us until next year though - trailer's in major refit mode right now... We're going to shoot for sort of a "dry run" shakedown in July to Buckhorn Lake, then Thanksgiving week in South Llano River S.P. In between those two will be some Port "A" trips for trout and reds.
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Old 04-16-2008, 09:52 PM   #30
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Enchanted Rock State Park

While you're visiting Fredericksburg, or if you plan to pass back through, I would highly recommend stopping by Enchanted Rock State Park located on FM 965. There are signs in town pointing the way to the park. Unfortunately there are no trailer hook-ups. Tent camping is available. There is also a small parking lot behind the ranger station that might accommodate a rig to two for a short stay. I would call the park before hand to see if this might be possible before making reservations through the State office. The park: 915-247-3909.

The park encompasses just over 1,640 acres, containing the second largest batholith in the United States and the third largest in the world. Only Mt. Uluru in Austrialia and Stone Mountain in Georgia are larger. If you like rock climbing, as I do, E-Rock as it is called, is a favored spot among Texas rock climbers. The park is also a great destination for those with less extreme tastes and offers lots of easy and challenging hiking, bouldering and scenic exploration. Hiking to the top of Main Dome is a must-do if you have a morning or afternoon to spare!
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Davis Mountains

Went over to the Macdonald Observatory and drove the scenic loop around back into Ft Davis. It's still a great drive. Here are some of what I saw today.

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Tom, Great photos of Ft. Davis & surrounds... I'm thinking we need a centex caravan out there...
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Tom, Great photos of Ft. Davis & surrounds... I'm thinking we need a centex caravan out there...
If it happens attempts should be made to book the state park. They have full hookups, and is the nicest park in the area. There's a guy there that makes brooms - it's pretty neat to watch.

My wife wants to go there, but the only time she'll have will be her short Fall break. Just have to see how things fall out.

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From an adopted Texan just down the road from F'Burg:

The Texas wine country kinda springs up just east of Fredericksburg on Hwy 290, toward Johnson City. Even if you're not a wine fan, they have lots of little stores and cafes along this route, and some smile-making Texan culture to check out.

While our friends on the coasts will argue they have world class winery thing locked-up, the Mom & Pop wineries in the rolling hills, down a little narrow blacktop, inside a converted barn... well, for us that adds a lot to the whole experience factor. Good times enjoying local products in a little weinstube, telling stories, and soon to be for us - telling A/S stories.

We're big West Texas/Davis Mountains fans from the happy days with our very recently departed SOB unit. Glad to see so many comments about the whole Ft Davis/Marfa/Alpine region. Beautiful scenery, the biggest national park that never seems crowded (Big Bend). You just have to watch those long stretches between gas stations... well, at least with a medium-sized TV that holds just 22 gallons.
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While our friends on the coasts will argue they have world class winery thing locked-up, the Mom & Pop wineries in the rolling hills, down a little narrow blacktop, inside a converted barn... well, for us that adds a lot to the whole experience factor. Good times enjoying local products in a little weinstube, telling stories, and soon to be for us - telling A/S stories.

We're big West Texas/Davis Mountains fans from the happy days with our very recently departed SOB unit. Glad to see so many comments about the whole Ft Davis/Marfa/Alpine region. Beautiful scenery, the biggest national park that never seems crowded (Big Bend). You just have to watch those long stretches between gas stations... well, at least with a medium-sized TV that holds just 22 gallons.
You're going to really enjoy your Airstream, even with a short tank of fuel. There were several gassers riding with us, and they couldn't pass a gas station. My 44 gal diesel burner just kept going right on past. My fuel mileage, 13 mpg, probably wasn't all that much better than the gassers, but the extra fuel provided me the opportunity to fuel up after I unhooked.

Helotes, brings back memories of my early teen years. We'd all go to Floores Country Store for tamales, and to see if we could get a girl to dance with us. Good music, great old store.

Happy traveling.

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