Central Texas Reunion - October 16-22, 2017
The coming weekend was Homecoming at Baylor University in Waco. Kay's 50th Class Reunion was this weekend. We decided to attend the dinner Friday night, in honor of the reunion graduates. We also needed to get the trailer out again, since it had not been out of the storage lot since Christmas. We wanted to use it some and we also needed to check to see if anything had broken. We also expected to try out the new RV FlexArmor roof that was installed a few weeks earlier. We began our vacation in Georgetown and after a few days, moved to the Temple area. The trip didn't go off as planned, but we enjoyed about 90% of it, so no complaints here.
[Monday] After breakfast at home we left at 10:30 and arrived at our campsite at Cedar Breaks Park on Lake Georgetown. We settled into site #33 about 3:00pm. We relaxed at the campsite until supper. The weather was almost clear and in the low 70s. Beautiful.
< < Our campsite at Cedar Breaks Park.
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[Tuesday] After breakfast this morning, we drove to Austin to the Texas Teacher Retirement office so Kay could cancel her Teacher Retirement insurance. Changes the Texas legislature was making to her health insurance did not sit too well with us, so she decided to go a new route. We made it back to the campground by lunch.
< Teacher Retirement headquarters.
After lunch we drove to downtown Georgetown. We walked around the courthouse square and went inside the courthouse. The Williamson County Courthouse is noted in history as the venue of a series of trials in 1923-4 of the Ku Klux Klan. The trials were considered the first prosecutorial success in the US and weakened their influence in Texas.
< < < Williamson County Courthouse
[Wednesday] This morning after breakfast, we hiked the Goodwater loop of the San Gabriel River Trail for 3 miles to the Crockett Gardens/Knight Spring waterfalls. It was a reasonably challenging trail. We spent almost 4 hours hiking the 6 miles, after a short snack break at the falls. We got back to the trailer about 1:30 and after a late lunch, we spent the rest of the afternoon relaxing.
< < San Gabriel River Trail views.
< < Crockett Gardens/Knight Spring waterfall.
[Thursday] Today we took a detour from the plan. The day we arrived at our campsite, I noticed that we had a problem with the trailer. The spring on one of the axels was broken away from the support. As we prepared to leave Georgetown and go to Temple, we stopped at Crestview RV to have them look at the trailer. They said it was unsafe to move, and started trying to locate us a new spring. It turned into a 2-day exercise and we had to spend Thursday night in the Georgetown Holiday Inn Express. In the afternoon, since we couldn't go to our planned campsite in Temple, we toured the Williamson County Museum and Southwestern University. Southwestern is either the oldest university in Texas or the second oldest, whoever you believe. We ate a good tasting supper at the school dining room.
< Roy & Lillie Cullen Building on Southwestern University.
< The Monstrance for a Grey Horse artwork on campus seems to attract fruit.
[Friday] We started the day with breakfast at the hotel. Afterwards, we drove to Blue Hole Park and walked around. Rain showers forced us to seek shelter under trees for a while. We decided to go to the RV repair shop and pick up our clothes for the Baylor Homecoming Dinner this evening and go to a hotel in Temple to spend the night closer to Waco. We went to the dinner at Baylor University and after shopping in the bookstore, we went back to the hotel for the night.
< Scenes at Blue Hole Park on the San Gabriel River.
[Saturday] We drove to Crestview RV in Georgetown and picked up our trailer. We drove back to Temple to Broxton's RV Park, near Lake Belton. After getting setup in the park, we drove over to a restaurant in Temple and met Kay's cousin, James & wife, Willa Dean for lunch. Afterwards, we went to their home and visited for a few hours, before going back to our trailer for the night.
[Sunday] In the early morning, a cold front moved through Temple and it rained for a few hours before sunrise. After breakfast, we decided that we had enough of this vacation, so we drove back home and arrived in Richmond around 2:00 PM.
This draws to a close our very short trip to Central Texas. We hope you enjoyed the photos and brief descriptions of our activities. God willing, join us again soon for another travel adventure.
Goodbye for now,
Lawson & Kay
I looked, and I heard the voice of many angels around the throne, the living creatures, and the elders; and the number of them was ten thousand times ten thousand, and thousands of thousands, saying with a loud voice: “Worthy is the Lamb who was slain To receive power and riches and wisdom, And strength and honor and glory and blessing!” And every creature which is in heaven and on the earth and under the earth and such as are in the sea, and all that are in them, I heard saying: “Blessing and honor and glory and power Be to Him who sits on the throne, And to the Lamb, forever and ever!” (Rev. 5:11-13 NKJV)