2014 New Adventures of the Old Joyce travel blog

Near Sandia, Texas

Near Sandia, Texas

Lake Corpus Christi State Park -- Mathis, Texas

Lake Corpus Christi State Park -- Mathis, Texas

Lake Corpus Christi State Park -- Mathis, Texas

Lake Corpus Christi State Park -- Mathis, Texas

Lake Corpus Christi State Park -- Mathis, Texas

Lake Corpus Christi State Park -- Mathis, Texas


November 7, 2014 – Lake Corpus Christi State Park – Mathis, Texas

Well, it rained all night again, or mostly. When I woke up at 6:30, it wasn’t raining but within about 10 minutes it was raining again as I drifted back asleep. At 7:30, when I got it was still raining. When I looked at the weather map, it looked like it might clear out around here about noon.

After it stopped raining, I decided to look at the 2 parks which are located in Mathis near the state park I’m staying in. One of them was right on the bank of the Nueces River. It looked more like a fishing camp than an RV camp. I didn’t even drive in. The other one was the Wilderness Lake RV Park. It is a really nice park with gravel roads and pads. It is well maintained and has maybe 100 or so spaces. The only problem with it is the road into it. It is located about ¾ of a mile from the highway and looks much like a state park rather than a commercial campground. The problem with it was the road into it. It was full of potholes. I would hate to drive Joliffe on that road even for just one round trip of in and out. McGee would have to be driven over it every time I wanted to go somewhere. I just wouldn’t do that. The front end would be permanently out of alignment.

After looking at the campgrounds, I went looking for Fort Lipantitlan which was originally a Spanish fort but later was garrisoned by Texans. It is no more, but there was a sign which gave the history of the site. On the way back, I stopped to fill up with gas so that I would be ready for my trip tomorrow.

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