San Antonio receded in the rear view mirror about 10:30 this morning and what with an hour long lunch, two gas stops and grinding out another 400 miles we got here a little after 6:00 PM. We are now 1260 miles west of Enterprise yet still in the same time zone so it’s light as I write this at 8:30.
We traversed three distinctly climates today starting with cloudy humid mid-70s as we packed up. After our lunch in Junction, TX the sun came out, a stiff SW wind blew up and the temp quickly climbed to the high 80s. We watched a thunderstorm form way up ahead and for a while it looked like we would be able to drive between two curtains of rain
but we couldn’t. Just rained for a couple of minutes though. We got off I10 near Fort Stockton and headed south into the Davis Mountains. (Mountains in Texas – who knew?) As our elevation went up to 5,000′ the temp dropped to 70.
The state park here is very scenic with mountains all around. The sites aren’t very private since there aren’t very many trees. The openness provides for nice views though and it’s private enough as half the sites are vacant.
Friday morning we had breakfast at the Indian Lodge, an adobe style 39 room inn built by the CCC in the late 1930s, that’s adjacent to the campground. After that we packed a picnic lunch and set off on a hike to the top of Skyline mountain. The weather was perfect – about 60, sunny, fresh breeze, no humidity. A few pictures including a birds-eye view of the Snoozy. All told about six miles but we took our time and enjoyed the views.
We had visitors Saturday morning as we were packing, a pair of Javelinas wandered through the campground munching on weeds.