Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Buescher State Park

We originally planned to camp at Buescher, but an electrical issue with the RV changed our plans.  So we turned our camping trip into a long day trip.  We visited 2 state parks (Lockhart & Buescher) and made a pit-stop at Buc-ee's, which is always fun.

Playing at the playground at Buescher.

Brady climbing the slide.

Trying to out-height each other.  Randy still has the advantage, but not for much longer.

Ready to hike!

A long, pretty hike.

This scenic overlook was a good place to stop and have a snack while on our hike.

Brady at the end of our 5 mile hike - his first hike in pursuit of the Hiking Merit Badge. Still to come are three 10-mile hikes, a 15-mile hike, and a 20-mile hike.

As part of some Boy Scout rank requirements, Brady had to build and light a fire, cook over the fire, and then safely put out the fire. The other Scouts, Randy and Dawson, were giving him advice and encouragement. 

Lighting the campfire.

Brady decided to cook burgers for our supper.  He made the patties at home, then seasoned them at the campground before putting them over the fire.

It's burger flipping time!

So fun!  Roasting Peeps for s'mores.

Scrumptious s'mores made with homemade cookies, Reeses, and Peeps.

Brady's traditional s'mores.

Putting out the fire before heading home.

Lokhart State Park

While we were in the neighborhood, we made a quick trip to Lockhart State Park.  It was the FIFTIETH (!!!) Texas State Park that we've visited. :-)

Lockhart is a small, quaint state park. We checked out the old CCC buildings and went on a short 1/2 mile hike along the creek.