Krusen with the Kruses travel blog

Leaving Stonewall - temp is 20 below what it's been running

Beautiful Hill Country views

View of downtown Austin as we drove by

We passed thru ranch country

Ranch country is also oil country

The oil well doesn't seem to bother the cattle

The Texas flag is everywhere!

The Brazos River

Cotton field ready for picking

We passed Texas A & M in College Station - couldn't get...

We're now in the Piney Woods section of Texas

Brahma cattle

The Trinity River - runs into Lake Livingston

Our spot on Lake Livingston

Views from our trailer

We've enjoyed watching the shore birds

And the deer

Headed to sunset

And it was a beauty!


Hundreds of white pelicans on the lake

See the 2 herons?

Big church - bigger rodeo arena - host a pro rodeo here...

Caught these deer at the lake outside our window just now

Yesterday we left Stonewall about 9:45 - we weren't in any hurry. We drove thru Hill Country all the way to Austin. After Austin we passed lots of ranches - cattle, hay & cotton - & lots of oil wells & drilling. We were on the Texas Brazos Trail for awhile & did cross the Brazos River. Then finally we hit the Texas Forest Trail into the East Texas Piney Woods.

We're staying at the Marina Village in Trinity, TX. One of our nice neighbors this summer, Ron Warren, has a membership in this campground & gave us a card for 2 free nights. Since it was on our route to Louisiana, we decided to take advantage of the free nights. We (at least Judi) expected an rv park but we were pleasantly surprised to find a campground on the lake. Our site is right beside Lake Livingston - I'm sitting here now looking at the lake out the window (it's turning pink from the sunset).

We got here about 5:00 yesterday so just had a couple of hours to enjoy the views. There was a small herd of deer laying in the grass not far from our camp site & we watched all kinds of shore birds feeding along the edges of the lake & white pelicans soaring in the sky.

This morning we drove back to Huntsville to pick up a few things at Walmart before the main reason for our trip - authentic Texas BBQ at Bennie J's BBQ. David had been looking for BBQ all across Texas so was very happy to finally get some before we leave the state. We shared a pound of sliced brisket (with white bread) & they threw in a couple of ribs for us to sample. Beans & coleslaw completed the great BBQ meal. When we got home we had a couple of hours to set outside enjoying the views of the lake & then we took Callie on a long walk around the campground to check out other views. Thanks, Ron, for a great free stay here! We really enjoyed it!

Tomorrow morning we head for Louisiana & our home for the next 3 months. More later...

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