Monday April 2 Through Wednesday April 3, 2019
Inks Lake State Park wasn’t planned in advance. It was a spur of the minute refuge from the unseasonably cold weather at Colorado Bend State Park. Because we arrived Monday, there were open spots to chose from and we were given a level site for two nights. Well, actually we were given two level sites for the first two nights. The first one had a camper in it that didn’t get the checkout at noon memo. Not to worry, they didn’t get the checkout at 2:00 PM memo either. We saw them leaving after 4:00 PM. Made me wonder what enforcing checkout times means these days.
The lake could be seen from this campsite. While we didn’t have trouble leveling, a longer rig would have trouble. We backed up until we were level. Had we backed up further, the camper steps would have been awkwardly positioned and the camper wouldn’t have been level.
Inks Lake is south of Colorado Bend. The overcast skies plaguing Colorado Bend were replaced by clear blue skies with fluffy white clouds at Inks Lake. Monday afternoon, we walked around some to get a sense for the park.
In front of the park store, we took our annual Texas Bluebonnet portraits. Then we both took turns going into the store while the other waited outside with the dogs. Linda went first. When she came out, she told me the ice cream flavor she wanted. Blue Bell Cookie Two-Step. I hadn’t heard of that flavor before.
After looking at the available flavors, Cookie Two Step looked good to me as well. I bought two – a pint for me and a pint for Linda. We ate them outside in our zero gravity chairs as soon as we got back to camp.
What a perfect way to spend the afternoon. Blue Bonnets and Blue Bell Ice Cream. You can’t get more Texas than that.
Tuesday morning, rising at 5:00 AM and out the door by 7:00 we drove south along US-281 to San Antonio for a followup visit to doctor to get endoscopy biopsy results. No abnormal cells were in the biopsies. Lucky break for me.
Wednesday morning’s sunrise had especially good light.
Colors around the park store really popped. The park store rents paddle boats, kayaks and canoes.
We didn’t want to arrive at our next Texas State Park much before 2:00 PM so we waited until mid morning to pack up and leave.
Hope to see you on the road ahead!