Day 3 - Guadalupe River State Park

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Today is HOT - high today was 100 degrees Fahrenheit (so we were thankful that it was cooler)

We woke up at about 7:30 and ate breakfast.  Gary prepared eggs and sliced potatoes (salt and peppered).  I also ate grapes.

Once we finished cleaning our dishes and getting dressed, we took a 3-mile hike on the McKinney Falls.  It is a beginner trail through the woods.  Along the way, we saw the waterfalls (barely going due to the water level being way down), creek, and an old horse trainer’s cabin.

When we got back, we ate loaded up the truck, ate sandwiches for lunch, and rinsed off.

Then, we took the scenic route from San Marcos to Guadalupe River State Park.  The hill country of Texas is very pretty.  We saw more deer.

When we got to the park, we check in.  It took us a little longer.  Then we set up camp.  It was still early, so we went swimming in the river.  The bottom is lined with river stone, so if you have sensitive feet, make sure you bring your water shoes / sandals, as I did. 

Sara was upset because she wanted to swim up or down river and we set a boundary for us… she did not like the boundary.  We rinsed off in the showers afterwards to get the river water off us before bed.

We ate a delicious dinner, which Gary cooked using our camp grill and cook stove, of bratwurst and baked beans.  Gary grilled me some carrots, as well. 

It was much cooler this night.  We were able to stay cool by using our fans and opening the windows… we used our sleeping bags.

Camp Report: There were many people in the camp.  Our site was near the bathroom/shower, which was nice.  Remember to bring your own soap.

 Prayer Report: I do not think we will ever find out what the outcome is but … while we preparing dinner, we saw a med flight helicopter land inside the park (near our site).  Later, we found out a young man had been drinking a bit too much alcohol.  He was swinging, from a rope tied to a tree, over the river and fell into some shallow water and rocks.  He was hurt pretty badly.


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