More Adventures with Daisy 2007-08 travel blog

Sweet Pea and Daisy in Live Oak Campground

Pavilion Built by CCC in 1937

This morning all the Cen-Tex LoW friends scattered to their separate cities. I unhooked from the utilities and attached my car the first thing. Then I attended the worship service in the club room at 10:00. It was a small group but they were very friendly. One of the women baked a birthday cake to celebrate one of the men’s birthday. It was shaped like a cupcake. I didn’t stay for the party, though, because I wanted to get on the road. I knew that I wouldn’t be able to drive very fast.

I stopped in Fredericksburg to feed Daisy ($3.419) and again at a nice picnic area to have a quick lunch. The 153-mile drive was a very pretty one. There were quite a few wild flowers on TX 16 between Llano and Fredericksburg but nothing like last year’s crop. Probably the prettiest part of the drive was between Kerrville and Leakey. It is hilly and the road is curvy for most of the distance. For a good many miles the highway parallels the winding Guadalupe River. On the other side of the river I could often see the striking rocky cliffs. Finally the road turned away from the river and wound through rather heavily wooded ranch land. There were many places that I would have liked to stop to take photos but there was no space large enough to park my rig.

I arrived at Garner State Park around 3:30. My site is in the Live Oak Camping Area near the bath house. All the sites are level, with paved pads and plenty of space around them.

Garner State Park is 1419.8 acres, with ten water acres of the Frio River, in northern Uvalde County. It is located thirty miles north of Uvalde and seven miles north of Concan, 0.2 miles off Highway 83 on FM Road 1050. The park was acquired in 1934-36 and was named for John Nance Garner (Cactus Jack) of Uvalde, who served as Vice President of the United States from 1933-41. The Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) made the park's original improvements. It is the most heavily visited state park in Texas.

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