After the ferry crossing, I headed east on the Bolivar Peninsula along the Gulf, lots and lots of uncrowded beaches. Then I turned North along the eastern edge of Texas.
Thursday and Friday nights I stayed at the William Dies, Jr. Texas State Park. On Thursday, I walked the 1.2 mile Nature Trail
and on Friday morning I walked the 2.2 mile Slough Trail.
It's been very hot - at or near 100* everyday. In the evening I walked to the boat ramp and fishing pier to take sunset pictures.
During the hot afternoons, I have been working on my scrapbook/collage pages of pictures, words and phrases cut out of all of the brochures and maps I have been picking up along the way. I was able to get rid of a large pile of these brochures and filled a few pages in my scrapbook. Diane and Karl gave me a really nice journal to keep notes about this journey, but since I am blogging, I am using this journal as a scrapbook, instead.
Saturday, June 18, 2011
The distance between the State Parks I was staying at was less than 200 miles. Saturday morning was a good driving day, I didn't have to rush and I made several stops along the way. The first stop was a Farmers Market where I bought some tomatoes, lemon cucumbers, yellow squash and blueberry jam.
Then I stopped in the town of San Augustine - went to the Mission Dolores Museum (free admission) and the El Camino Visitors Center.
St. Augustine ChurchI also walked around the town center, stopping at a few stores and buying some homemade tamales (13 for $12.00).
A few miles later, I stopped for gas at a truck stop and pulled over to a vacant spot and had some tamales for lunch.
When I arrived at Atlanta State Park on Lake Wright Patman it was 102*. There are several trails here but it was too hot for a long walk. I took a short walk around to see where everything was and then at sunset I took another short walk to the lake and the overlook.
On Sunday I head into Arkansas, I'll be traveling along the western edge of Arkansas, very close to Oklahoma.