Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Kerrville-Schreiner Park, October 2015

Donna and I have just returned from a great week spent at Kerrville-Schreiner Park in Kerrville, Texas. This city park is quickly becoming our "go to" park, for many reasons. First of all, it has full hookups for our trailer, and that is always good for RVers. Second, the park is located just on the southeast edge of town, so it is convenient to city services, such as restaurants and grocery stores. And even though it is so near town, it retains a great rural feel about it. I don't think there has been a single day yet when we have not viewed deer grazing somewhere in our campground.

I've written about this park before, so I'll try not to repeat myself here. For further reading, you may refer to these previous entries:
The weather really cooperated with us for the week. Daily highs usually reached the mid to upper 70s. A few of the nights were a bit chilly, dipping down into the low 40s, so we did have to run our furnace some. We did experience about 36 hours of on-and-off rain near the end of our stay, but it was a gentle rain for the most part, the kind that you love to sleep to.

We spent a great deal of time outside just enjoying the weather and the scenic setting. Kerr County lifted its burn ban just prior to our arrival, so we were able to enjoy a fire on a couple of nights. We also took strolls around the park, rode our bikes a bit, and enjoyed 3 local restaurants. We also took a short hike at a nearby park, and I'll report on this in a separate entry. It really was just a peaceful week for us, a chance to really enjoy being outdoors.

One of the things I really enjoyed about this trip is that practically all the other guests in our campground were like us. They were people our age out to enjoy being outdoors. During summer months, younger campers descend on the park to enjoy the river, and it verges a bit on a party atmosphere. But the group this time was very quiet. Each day, we'd see our neighbors all around sitting out, cooking on their grills, enjoying camp fires, taking walks around the park, riding their bicycles, and just enjoying the atmosphere. It wasn't loud, and no one disturbed anyone else. It was really quite nice.

Below are some pictures related to the park.

The original party girl enjoying one of our fires. It was perfect weather for an evening fire.
The road through our campground. Our campsite is on the right.
I often wonder who designs RV sites. Note how the utilities are spread apart. In another campground nearby, the sewer is located on the opposite side of the trailer from the other utilities. What were they thinking?

Empty campsites to the east of us. I really like how the trees are located, and all the camp sites in this campground are pull through.
Deer often get pretty close. Note the picnic table in foreground. Deer routinely graze through the campground.
These 6 deer reminded me of meerkats as they popped their heads up and watched me as I took this picture. That is the rear of our trailer in the background.

Several deer grazing through a nearby camp site.

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