RVery Best Nest

Come join Joe, Mallery & I, as we travel around the USA in our RVery Best Nest. God's Favor has been chasing us down, and we are enjoying all of His blessing's, that He has created for all to enjoy!

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Tres Rios RV Resort, Glen Rose, Texas


                                          Saturday 4/20/2013

The day after we arrived to Tres Rios RV Resort, Joe asked if I wanted to walk around the park. I said no, I want to do other things for a day or two. Joe has a real hard time just hanging out and always wants to go.  He took off with the camera to show you where we are living presently.

The park has gates where you have to enter a code to get in.

On the back sides of the office building, there are rooms that can be rented out, with names by the door, saying Palace 1, Palace 2 and so on.

After you go through the gate and past the office, you can see the  RV site areas.

This map shows how the park is surround by 2 rivers and a creek.

I have heard that some of you get tired of me showing our RV on the different resort sites, but I do it mainly because it helps us remember all the the parks we have stayed at. You know, a picture tells a thousand words!

The sites are not paved., but grass. We have a huge backyard of grass, which is unusual. Normally you have just a few feet of backyard at best.

Behind us to the right is a large out door band stand.

I guess years ago when this place was owned by some other business, the previous owner had bands come in every weekend. On one Friday night, it was used for Karaoke, while we have been here. Only about 12 people showed up to listen. Not sure if the park uses it for anything else.

Looking back toward our Nest.

Behind us there are cabins that can be rented.

Also behind us is the Lone Star Lodge. The park has potlucks dinners and some Saturday morning breakfasts buffets here. They also have some buffets like a Taco buffet on Friday nights and Sunday brunch from 10 to 1pm.

The pool is nice and large, but not heated and with the cool nights that we have had, we have not seen anyone in it.

This pool is said to be the oldest constructed pool in the SW US for purpose of a camp pool. It was also spring fed years ago.

Next to the pool stands an old chimney. Probably left over from an old lodge.

The chimney has petrified wood in it. This is the back side of the chimney.

One of the cabins amongst the Live Oaks,

and some large old vines.

Another old chimney in a camping area.

Down hill on all sides from the resort, is the creeks and rivers.

Joe walked to the end of the old entrance and found a path to the creek.

He followed the Squaw Creek River.

I guess he was birding also.

The creek has several small rapid areas.

A Great Blue Heron flies from the creek as Joe gets closer..

After I got a few things done around our Nest, we started to take daily walks down along the creek and the rivers. Mallery loves walking down there because of the shandy dirt rode, which is easy on her tender paw pads. The in roads of the park are gravel- she hates gravel!

We have had weather in the 70's and 80's , during the day and 40's to 60's at night.

The resort maintains this area very nice, keeping the grass short. There is a lot of grass to cut in this entire park.

This is where the Squaw Creek River joins the Paluxy River. This is also where we have seen people fishing. The chairs stay down there for whoever wants to fish.

Around the corner you see the largest of the rivers, the Brazos River.

It flows to where the river gets narrow. Like I have mentioned before, Texas has been in a very long drought, so the creeks and rivers are very low. There is a canoe service that brings in canoes to our resort, if you want to canoe on the river.

Looking up from the Brazos River side, you can see some of their newer cabins that are for rent.  Just beyond these cabins is another path that leads you back up to the park, on the other side,  from where Joe started his walk.

Monday, April 29, 2013

Drive to Glen Rose, Texas to Tres Rios, RV Resort

                                   Friday 4/19/2013

After our short stay in Austin, TX it was time to move further north. Good bye Austin!

Just up the road on I-183, all the cars came to a stop.

Some how this garbage truck lost all it's load. There was some other car/truck in the ditch but I couldn't see it because a semi was on our right side of us as we passed the scene.

Part of I-183 is a Toll Road and when you are a big rig pulling a car, it can get expensive. Joe had found out from someone at the resort office that if we followed the old 183 Hwy., we would bypass the toll fee area. So at the sign where the toll began, we hopped off .

The old Hwy 183 follows the new I- 183 under or beside it. You just have to go through a few stop lights.

When we did get back onto the toll road of I-183, it was like owning our own highway. I wish all interstate driving was like this.

Eventually the toll I-183 ended and became a divided hwy.

It was a good thing the highway had 4 lanes, because it didn't have much of a shoulder. Joe said it was OK because of the extra room  with 4 lanes.

Eventually the road went from 4 lane to 2 lane with passing lanes at some of the hills. Our drive consisted of some flat areas,

but mostly hill driving. At the small town of Lampass we took Hwy 281 north. We started out at around 500 ft above sea level in Austin and our highest elevation got to 1385 ft on our drive that day.

We wanted to stop for lunch somewhere but the only place we saw to stop, was this picnic area. It was not set up for big rigs pulling car. (no turning around area) We kept driving. So much for lunch! At this point the road that was still 2 lanes, started to have wider shoulders making it for a more comfortable drive for Joe.

The ditches were lined with blue, orange, purple, white, and yellow wild flowers. I never seemed to have the camera ready for any of the most colorful spots.

From Hwy 281, we took 220 in the small burg of Hilco.

A little later, we entered into Somervell County where we would spend the next 3 week. It is always good to know what county you are in, especially in the spring when you are in tornado regions.

One last hill to go down,

and we arrive into Glen Rose, Texas that has a population of 2,444 people.

We find a sign that gives us reassurance that our GPS is on the right track. If the GPS is going to give us problems, it always seems to be during the last few turns to the resorts.

This County Road sign also tells us we are on the right road. Joe likes to get directions from the next parks we are headed for, since the GPS has messed up so many times.

If Joe had not talked to the park office before hand, we probably would have thought we were going down a wrong road- being that the road is so narrow.

We arrive to our next designation.  Flags flying half staff from the previous Monday Boston tragedy.

Our total drive that day from Austin to Tres Rios RV Resort in Glen Rose was 154 miles and a 2 hours and 45 minute ride. This is where we currently are located. Glen Rose is about an hour SW of Ft. Worth, TX. This resort is a member of the Ocean Canyon Resorts that we bought into last year. We can stay here for 3 weeks free with our membership.We have not done much while staying here but the usual stuff, like re- order of supplies, supplements, and medicines, giving Mallery another bath and more trimming, catching up on emails and blogs we follow, and balancing checkbooks. You have not missed much! Sometimes I need down time to just chill and not be a tourist for a while!