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Texas Primeval ~ Not Too Far Beyond Houston!


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Getting beyond Houston was an accomplishment.  The largest city in Texas and the fourth largest in the entire country had the traffic to justify those numbers. We will give it a way wider berth going home.

Brazos Bend State Park

Coastal wetland and prairie primeval (can you say ALLIGATORS) wrapped up nicely into a multi-use SP. Near empty during the week and full beyond overflowing on the weekends when all of Houston arrives. Friendly staff, nice facilities. Put it high on our list, we will return (but only mid-week). I am wondering how far behind the park the Houston sprawl is?

Attwater Prairie-Chicken NWR

One of the last bits and pieces of coastal prairie left along the Gulf Coast attempting to support a vestigial population of endangered Attwater Prairie Chickens through habit reestablishment and a captive breeding program. The specie’s longevity is still an open question.  Nice presentation, great info. No wildlife to be seen. I have been spoiled as far as wildlife sightings go; don’t want to sound too petulant when I remark that there was ‘no wildlife to be seen’.

Water Pump

We are beginning to prove ourselves handy as far as maintenance and upkeep on this rig of ours.  Have been without a water pump since leaving Florida. Not a problem as long as city water has been available but it will be a problem if we have to or choose to dry camp. Received replacement water pump via UPS from GoWesty. Installed it last night; just needs to be wired. The wiring job is waiting on some electrician’s tape. Should be good to go then. Don’t know why but I am thinking we will need it at Mustang Island SP, the weekend’s destination.

Addendum: Deb did most of the grunt work while I was the gopher. This due to space restrictions.

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Posted by bigdawg on March 4, 2011
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  1. 03/4/2011
    justin

    hey steve – great shots! looks like you have made your way to warmer weather. keep shooting, look forward to more.

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