With temps in the high 60’s & the sun shining, who can stay inside? Beautiful day for exploring the fort!
We decided to take the nature trail to the fort so Maggie could get some exercise. We really just went out for a walk & ended up going all the way to the fort. We learned quite a bit, but will have to return to tour the fort because dogs are not welcome! The US gov built four forts in the 1800’s to defend the gulf area. I need to learn more about US history; who were we worried about? Spain? These forts were also built with slave labor. Who knew the Union liked slave labor so much? Yikers!
The batteries were built in various stages & I don’t think they were ever used in defense. Lots of guys went deaf in the testing though. Some of the batteries remind me of the lookout posts we played in on Topsail Island as kids.
We have made our Westward Ho plans! As a famous songwriter once wrote “our plans, they have been through some changes”! It has been our intention from the get go to boondock in Big Bend Ranch State Park. We were eager to experience the wilds of Texas & test our solar capabilities. The Texas Park phone system continued to not answer & we began to explore the national park campgrounds. After reading many reviews, it seemed our choices were either a paved parking lot with hookups or a paved parking lot without hookups. Edward contacted a couple of private parks in the area. Spring break is the beginning of the busy season & parks were filling up fast. We have done a complete 180 & are now booked at the fanciest RV park! Maverick RV Resort is part of a much larger swanky resort. The sites are spacious, among trees & they have a lights out policy to encourage star gazing. Maverick was the first one to return our call & we happily accepted their site. Should be fun! We will be staying 18 days!!!! Big commitment for us. Flexibility is key to happiness & happy we are!