New Braunfels to Junction, Texas
Distance: 134 miles
South Llano River State Park
Duration: 2 nights
Cost: $30 per night
Weather: Hot (80s) and muggy!
We had such a wonderful visit with our dear friends, Linda and Bob. They have created a lovely home in Texas and the outdoor setting was just as beautiful and inviting as the inside. I hope it won't be too long before we return!
Beautiful live oaks.
It's not Texas without cactus!
Perfect for entertaining.
Our gracious hosts!
Bob and Miss Linda
With a leaky fresh water tank (discovered shortly after we had our oil changed at the local Ford dealership), we headed out to Junction, Texas for a couple of nights. South Llano River State Park is just a few minutes south of Junction. The park has lots of trees and grassy areas, full hookups, free showers, fairly level asphalt pads and plenty of privacy between sites. There are walking trails and nature viewing areas, but it was too hot to anything outside. We did see some wild turkeys wandering around, and lots of butterflies, but that was about it. There weren't very many campers, so it was nice and quiet, with the exception of the sound of acorns falling on the roof of the RV and the patio cover! Everything always sounds louder when it hits the roof, so it wasn't the most restful night.
The following morning we decided to go into town to do some laundry and get a few groceries. As I was loading some of the clothes into one of the dryers, we heard all sorts of sirens, so we peeked outside and watched city, county and state police chasing a pickup truck down the main street of Junction! It felt like we were watching an episode of The Dukes of Hazzard!
Oops! Forgot the soap in the washing machine on the right.
Not a whole lot going on downtown...
until the big car chase by (almost) every cop in the state!
While the clothes were in the dryers, we walked a few blocks to the library to see if they had Wi-Fi. Rod stayed there to get some work done (no cell signal at the campground), while I went back to finish up the laundry.
All in all, it was a decent campground, but probably not one we'll visit again.