We broke camp this morning at Goose Island State Park. I simply cannot believe we were there for two whole weeks! We didn’t do much … went on a few short hikes, drove down to look at historic downtown Rockport and took in a few sites. Most of the time we just hung around the campsite, Frank exploring as far as his leash would allow and me sitting back watching him, taking it easy in the camp chair. I have to say that aside from the Colorado campgrounds, Goose Island is the nicest park we’ve visited. The individual sites are spacious, not too close to (and not too far from) your neighbors, lots of trees, and very well maintained. If you’re looking for a nice place to camp on the Texas gulf coast, I can offer my highest recommendation!
The breakdown went pretty smooth this morning. I was a bit apprehensive going into it because I discovered the reason for the tent leaning: one of the main top support beams is bent. I was concerned about whether it was still going to go together okay in the carrying case. It did, so that was a major relief. I’ll take a closer look at it when we set up camp tomorrow at the Breckenridge Campsite, Lake Texana, TX. I think I’m going to try and bend it back ever so slightly. I have a tendency to be a little rough on things like that, so it’s going to be a bit of a challenge to give it just slight pressure. I don’t want to snap it, that’s for sure.
We just checked into our Motel 6 for the night. No easy chair, but a nice big bed. I just happened to turn around and look at it as I typed the last sentence … there’s Frank, already giving it the “Beagle Seal of Approval”. Funny, I’ve heard of harbor seals and elephant seals. Never heard of a beagle seal. Thanks. I’m here until tomorrow.. Try the veal.
I managed to cook one meal the night before last. Hot dogs and beans. I guess that’s a good thing. We’ll go grocery shopping in the morning before heading over to the lake. Time to get back in the swing of things.
That’s it for now. Just wanted to do a quick check in before settling down for the night. Like I told my Facebook friends, the motel is in a small town named Ganado, as in “Ganado absolutely nothing but sleep tonight!” I’m exhausted! :o)