Today was another travel day. All went well until we reached Wichita Falls and ran into a horrible storm with sheets of rain and huge hail. We heard on the news the hail was the size of golf balls, some of them looked even larger to us. They were hitting the windshield so hard we were afraid it would crack. Cars were pulling off the road all over the sides and stopping in front of us. Not fun when you are driving a 40 foot RV pulling a car. We made it through without any damage to the car or RV, thank God.
We are all set up at Copper Breaks State Park for a few days. It is another beautiful Texas size park, you could park four RV’s on our site. They say there are a lot of coyotes and roadrunners in the area, we are hoping to see a lot of them. Photos will be added later. Sprint is very weak in this area.
They also have a unique event coming up where you can get up close and personal with some huge Longhorns, we won’t be here long enough for that one, but I am pasting information below for anyone heading this way. I am also pasting a bit of history below. This is a historical state park with a lot to see in the area. See below:
Copper Breaks State Park consists of 1,898.8 acres, 12 miles south of Quanah and 9 miles north of Crowell, in Hardeman County. The park was acquired by purchase from a private owner in 1970 under the State Parks Bond Program and was opened in 1974.
Prior to the arrival of early settlers, this region was the realm of the Comanche and Kiowa tribes. It remained so until the pressures of a new civilization forced the Indians onto reservations in nearby Oklahoma. Near the present park area, Cynthia Ann Parker was recaptured from a band of Comanche Indians and subsequently reunited with her relatives. Parker had been captured as a small child by a raiding party near Mexia and grew up among the Indians. Her son, Quanah Parker, was to become the last great war chief of the Comanche nation. After being reunited with her relatives, Cynthia Ann Parker did not adjust well to the ways of the settlers and longed for the free lifestyle of the Comanche. She died in a relatively short period. Medicine Mounds, located 10 miles east of the park on private lands, were important ceremonial sites of Comanche Indians. The famous Pease River Battle Site, in which Cynthia Ann Parker was recovered from Comanches in 1860, is located 3 miles east of the park.
Meet the Longhorns:
Get up close and personal with Little Bit, Spot, Blanco Besos, and other members of the Official State Longhorn herd.
To see the longhorns, assemble at the park headquarters at 2:00 p.m. Saturdays. Rangers escort visitors to the pens to see the longhorns. Several eat out of your hand and one will give you a big kiss. You don't have to kiss him but he will make the offer. Meet the Longhorns is every Saturday at 2:00 p.m. weather permitting. They're smarter than we are so they won't come up if the weather is bad.