During one of our many walks we met Gordon and Lorrie from NY, they spend their summers on their 44' sailboat which if memory serves me is on Lake Ontario. They spend the winters these days in their rv in the south, they are on their way to Rockport TX, just an hour away from where we'll be in Port Aransas. We found our paths will cross in a few weeks so have planned dinner with them at Lake Sommerville State Park where we both will be.
Tuesday we took a ride looking for a spot to do a little paddling, we had hoped to put in at Village Creek State Park. Village Creek does have campsites but none of them looked like it would be good fit for our rig, alas Village Creek is very low, lots of real shallow water and we would have had to do quite a bit of "helping" the canoe, didn't sound like how we wanted to spend our paddle. After talking with the ranger who suggested another spot to put in, we headed there and ran into Joe Lopez a local who has canoed the river. He suggested it might be better after the forecasted rain, he also offered to pick us up and drive us back to our put in spot if we decided to run the river another day. Joe if you are reading this thank you so much for your offer, hope our paths cross again, if you get down to Port Aransas look us up Dave would enjoy going fishing with you.
On the way home we took a ride through Martin Dies Jr State Park, their campground had lots of sites that would have fit us nicely with room left over. We found a great short trail and enjoyed an hour in the park, hope to get back there later in the week with the canoe.
Rain has set in, we're here until Sunday, hoping it goes away so we can get out on the water.
Until next time...