2013 USA Pacific Northwest travel blog

Canyon Lake, TX - Potters Creek COE - site 67

Canyon Lake, TX - Potters Creek COE - site 67, another view

Canyon Lake, TX - Potters Creek COE - site 67, and another

Canyon Lake, TX - Potters Creek COE - site 67, Doris' birdfeeder...

Canyon Lake, TX - Potters Creek COE - site 67, deer just...

Highlands to Canyon Lake, TX 0 - our route - 230 miles

Highlands to Canyon Lake, TX 1 - the Houston skyline as we...

Highlands to Canyon Lake, TX 2

Highlands to Canyon Lake, TX 3 - the Lone Star on the...

Highlands to Canyon Lake, TX 4 - lots of wildflowers this time...

Highlands to Canyon Lake, TX 5

Natural Bridges Wildlife Ranch 1 - the Aoudad from Africa

Natural Bridges Wildlife Ranch 2 - the Barasingha from India

Natural Bridges Wildlife Ranch 3 - the Gemsbok from Africa

Natural Bridges Wildlife Ranch 4 - these are Damaraland Zebras from Africa

Natural Bridges Wildlife Ranch 5 - notice the neat mane on the...

Natural Bridges Wildlife Ranch 6 - Scimitar Horned Oryx from Africa

Natural Bridges Wildlife Ranch 7 - Bactrian Camel from Asia

Natural Bridges Wildlife Ranch 8 - the Addax from Africa

Natural Bridges Wildlife Ranch 9 - the Ostrich from Africa

Natural Bridges Wildlife Ranch 10 - they were very aggresive

Natural Bridges Wildlife Ranch 11 - This one wanted to eat the...

Natural Bridges Wildlife Ranch 12 - the Llama from South America

Natural Bridges Wildlife Ranch 13 - the Reticulated Giraffe from Africa

Natural Bridges Wildlife Ranch 14 - this was the largest one

Natural Bridges Wildlife Ranch 15 - you can see the small horns...

Natural Bridges Wildlife Ranch 16 - the Wildebeest from Africa

Natural Bridges Wildlife Ranch 17 - the Axis from India

Natural Bridges Wildlife Ranch 18 - the Kudu from Africa

Natural Bridges Wildlife Ranch 19 - the male Kudu

Natural Bridges Wildlife Ranch 20 - the Texas Longhorn on the left...

Natural Bridges Wildlife Ranch 21 - the Lemur from Madagascar

Natural Bridges Wildlife Ranch 22 - and a couple of babies

Natural Bridges Wildlife Ranch 23 - Koi in the moat around Lemur...


It was a pleasant 230 mile trip from east of Houston to Canyon Lake, TX which is about 40 miles north of San Antonio. It would have only been 222 but I missed a turn and it took 8 miles to get the Mothership turned around and back on course! We are staying at Potters Creek Park which is a Corp of Engineer campground and one of our favorites. We have 50 amps, water and a dump on the way out. Verizon is good and the roof antenna picked up the satellite - life is GOOD.

Shortly after arriving we drove into San Antonio to visit with Doris' sister Elaine, her husband, Kevin, and our own daughter, Misty, and her husband, Gary, who were in San Antonio for Misty to attend a reading conference and stayed with Elaine and Kevin while doing so. Elaine prepared a great meal and we had a wonderful time visiting before saying goodbyes to Misty and Gary who had to fly back home to the DC area on Tuesday. We will see Misty again in August when she joins us in Washington for a couple of weeks.

Tuesday, Elaine came out to the campground and we then went to Natural Bridges Wildlife Ranch where we got to drive amongst the animals and feed them. We had a good time and, oddly enough, saw some animals we haven't seen before? This was the only attraction or anything touristy we did while here as we saw most everything we wanted to see in 2011 while here then. You can see that posting here if you wish.

Wednesday, Doris went back in to San Antonio to spend the day with Elaine and I stayed at the campground to do a few things around the coach and work on this blog a little.

Thursday, we went back into town to visit Elaine and Kevin. We also tried out the famous Rudy's Country Store and BBQ for dinner.

Friday and Saturday we just chilled out a bit. Elaine came out Friday to spend the day with us and then Kevin joined her for a visit Saturday evening. It was great to spend time with both of them and just shoot a lot of "breeze."

Tomorrow we head for Oklahoma with a one-night stop near Fort Worth, TX on the way.

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