Summer 2019 travel blog

Indian Paintbrush

Roadside Flowers

Mixed flowers

Date: April 13, 2019

Tonight’s Location: Junction, TX

Campground: North Llano RV Park

Mileage: End - 54373

Start - 54317

Total Miles for the day: 373

Weather: cloudy – heavy storm at Pleasantson

Temperature: start 72º in the Valley

High 58º it was 58° when we arrived in Junction at 3pm

Wildlife count:

Year List: 250


We left this morning right at 7am and traveled straight up Cage Blvd, and there was very little traffic. There were no issues till we were close to Pleasanton, and it was anything BUT pleasant! A huge storm moved over us, but we could see blue sky to the west, so we continued – trucks were passing us, and no one pulled over. I pulled up radar, and it appeared as though we were heading into the worst of it, but in just minutes, the blue sky overtook us, and the storm was gone! The radar map must have been behind. What an experience! Winds continued throughout the day, but not to the intense degree of the storm.

We traveled TX173 to bypass San Antonio, and the wildflower show was amazing – bright blue sky that had just been washed clean, and the flowers were wet and sparkling – what amazing beauty! God does some pretty good work!

We stopped twice – once for fuel, as the wind was a headwind, and another for a quick snack break at 11am. We arrived in the campground just before 3pm, and the hosts immediately appeared to meet and greet and guide us to our spot. Our credit card had already been swiped, with receipt, so all we had to do was set up. We have a beautiful site overlooking the Llano River – when it clears and warms up tomorrow, it will been great to walk along the river after our birding excursion.

Dinner was at the Big Hungry Café, just down the street. John had country-fried steak, which was excellent, and I enjoyed catfish – we both began with a good green salad. Afterward, a drive down to the little park by the river showed the extent of the recent flood – it must have been really bad – there was still a destroyed motorhome sitting under the bridge. We are crashed for the evening.

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