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Bastrop State Park, Texas ~ Campsite #73

Built by the Civilian Conservation Corps in the 1930’s, Bastrop State Park is one of only seven CCC parks in the nation to be awarded the National Historic Landmark status.

Entrance Sign to Bastrop State Park Texas

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Date of Visit: July 11-13, 2015

  • Large motor coaches and trailers may find the pull-through sites in the Piney Hill Camping area more suitable. This area is located near the pool and above most of the tree line, giving you sweeping views of the fire-damaged park.
  • Smaller RVs and trailers have the option of Copperas Creek Camping area, where a patch of loblolly pines survived the fire providing shade and back-in level concrete pads (Padilly’s site was #73). Tent camping can be found at Copperas Creek, and Deer Run (near Piney Hills).

Campsite #73, Bastrop State Park, Texas
Mrs Padilly's Camper at Bastrop State Park

A brutal Texas drought in 2011 resulted in many fires across Texas, one of which raged through Bastrop State Park. 

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Springtime in Fredericksburg, Texas

FREDERICKSBURG: ONE OF MY FAVORITE
TEXAS HILL COUNTRY TOWNS

If not my Favorite Town in the Lone Star State

Flowers by Old Wagon Wheel

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  • Fredericksburg is at its best in the springtime, when the wildflowers are in bloom.
  • The area is also becoming well know for its wineries and bus tours.
  • Do not miss the chance to visit Enchanted Rock and drive the Willow City Loop.

 

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My New Casita Travel Trailer!

NOTE: Interior restoration on my Casita is complete! Ready to jump right in and read the first post in the series? Go to “My Casita Travel Trailer’s Before Glamping Pictures,” or just continue reading below about My New Casita Travel Trailer.

Welcome! This is the first post to my new blog, MrsPadillysTravels.com, an extension of my Texas Travel Journal, MrsPadilly.com, which launched in 2012.

Mrs. Padilly’s Travels is a travel and DIY blog that includes posts on my boating, camping, and outdoor adventures, plus DIY projects and restorations like the one I will be doing on the newest addition to my travel options:

My New-to-Me 2006 Casita Travel Trailer! 

Mrs. Padilly's Casita

This little travel trailer, which was painted brown by the original (first) owner, was brought home to our family only two days ago.  She is now sitting in our storage shed where I will be transforming her from a typical Casita travel trailer interior into one fit for Glamping.

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