There are 50 miles of multi-use trails in the park, which look like they'd be excellent for some easy mountain biking. There is a fancy bird blind and small herds of both bison and Texas Longhorns. We only spent two nights here and enjoyed a short hike at the North end of the park as well as some good BBQ at Bodacious BBQ in nearby San Angelo.
There are numerous camping areas throughout the park, many sites have water and electric hookups. Camp sites are well separated and we had excellent 4G Verizon signal.
|Site 16, we camped in a field of flowers!|
|Walking the aptly named Shady Trail at the North end of the park.|
|We'd been warned to watch out for snakes...|
|...and were glad we took that advice seriously!|
|This was the fanciest bird blind we'd seen yet in TX.|
The blinds at South Llano were fenced, this one was open and this javelina was a regular visitor!
|Volunteers put bird seed on the logs and "Fred" would visit every day like clockwork.|
Other viewers said they'd seen an additional peccary and a tom turkey having a feed!
|We're going to miss all the lovely flowers we've enjoyed this spring in Texas as we head in to New Mexico.|
The drive to our last stop in Texas, Monahans Sandhills State Park, was through oil country, not the prettiest part of the state. But the state park did not disappoint. The campsites are right next to the dunes and you could walk for miles through an otherworldly mix of dunes and hardy, low lying plants.
|That's our site #12 right in front.|
|We had a fun happy hour with Dino and Pam, owners of this very cool Earth Roamer.|
You can check out their travels at UltimateCampsite.com.
|Sunset our first night.|
|Sunrise the next morning.|
That's Hans on the dune enjoying the show.
It was neat being the first people walking the dunes in the morning. Lots of tracks in the freshly blown sand and shifting shadows as the sun peeked in and out of the clouds.
|We though Rosie would love the sand...but she seems a little freaked out by it.|
Hans carried her to the top of the dune and she RAN back to the RV.
|Ears back...Get me home right now!|
What a send off! This afternoon a thunder storm passed over us and put on quite a show!
|Rain's coming! And lighting! Scary exciting!|
We've had two fun months in Texas. Locals tell us this has been the best wildflower season they can remember...love serendipity!
New Mexico here we come!