March 22, 2010.
This morning was beautiful with temps overnight in the 30's it quickly warmed to the 70's. But we were moving today, travel day. Our destination was somewhere outside of Austin. I called Cottonwood Creek RV Park after reading about the park in another blog. I spoke with the owner, Sherry who was very pleasant and had a spot for us. She wanted to make sure that I called her before we arrived so she could greet us at the entrance.
There were only about 5 or 6 RVs total still at Yequa Creek Park after the last couple days of windy cold weather. We got going and were pulling out of the dump station in the Yequa Creek Park, by 10:30. The deer greeted us as we were leaving Yequa Creek Park just as they had when we arrived.
Our GPS took us along some back country Farm to Market roads. At first, I was a little concerned as some of the roads were twisting and narrow, so I double checked the GPS destination. Eventually we made it to Hwy 290. Portions of Hwy 290 were very pretty particularly as we entered the Texas Hill Country. West of Austin, US 290 is an attractive route through the Texas Hill Country, passing through Fredericksburg and Johnson Citynear historical sites related to Admiral Chester Nimitz and President Lyndon Baines Johnson. East of Austin, it is divided highway passing through or near Giddings and Brenham
After entering Dripping Springs, Texas my GPS started acting up and loosing the satellite. It kept trying to "recalculate" and lost our location. Very disconcerting as it really didn't straighten out till just before reaching our destination.
After about 122 miles, we arrived at Cottonwood Creek RV Park.
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I had called about 20 minutes out and Sherry was there in her golf cart to greet us. She took us for a spin in the cart to show us a couple of sites that she thought would be suitable. We picked a shady one in a section to ourselves.
It's a beautiful site with the Cottonwood Creek in the back of the rig.
Sherry is the most gracious host to date that we've met. She took time to sit down with us and point out some of the attractions and restaurants in the area. We had planned to stay for a week and visit Austin, Fredericksburg, Blanco, Dripping Springs and the LBJ Ranch. However, Sherry seems to think we need at least two weeks. We shall see! We paid Sherry for a week at $150 plus $17 for electricity, a portion of which may be refundable based on our electrical usage.
Sherry was gracious enough to pose by her cart after taking me for a short tour of a portion of the trails on the property. Unfortunately she doesn't like having bikes on the trails. Joyce and I will explore the trails later on foot.
This is a beautiful campground. It seems to be geographically located between many points of interest in all directions. However, each of those points will require a good drive. Our site is at perhaps the lowest point in the park. I hope that isn't a problem when it rains. WiFi is provided and works well however, our cell phones (Verizon) don't work very well unless we go to the top of a hill. I'm sure we will enjoy our stay here!