Canyon of the Eagles
Burnet, Texas
March 16-18, 2007

Canyon of the Eagles - Friday, March 16, 2007

We're headed back to Canyon of the Eagles, one of our favorite parks in the Texas Hill country. Since this was a "Spring Break" weekend, the park was booked solid. Our RV buddies, Steve and Leslie, were going to join us, but had to cancel at the last minute due to a schedule conflict. Due to the park being booked solid, we only had a reservation for one night and Steve and Leslie had a two night reservation. We ended up taking Steve and Leslie's reservation and cancelled our reservation. It'll be nice getting away for two nights, but we'll miss having Steve and Leslie at the park with us. For this trip, we had nothing planned but restin' and relaxin' for the weekend and we're going to enjoy every minute of it!

Terry was already off on Friday and I took a half day off so we could get an early start for our trip down to the Texas Hill country. Terry picked me up at lunchtime and we were hooked up and ready to head out around 12:45. The trip down Interstate 35 was pleasant. I got to relax part of the way since Terry drove for half the trip. We were using Microsoft Streets and Trips with the GPS option so I got to watch our progress and surf the Internet using our AT&T Aircard.

We arrived at the park, right on schedule, around 5:15 in the evening. We choose our site and got all setup in record time. This was the first time we used our "Align-A-Site", the satellite dish alignment system. I had received the product as a gift from Steve, my RV buddy. Terry and I had installed it on our last trip to Tyler State Park, but didn't use it at the park since we didn't have a clear view of the southern sky. The product works as advertised, the dish setup and alignment and pointing was taken care of in minutes. We had a perfect picture in no time!

Our "Align-A-Site" installed on our dish

For dinner tonight we brought some homemade chili that we had previously prepared. Since it was 7:30 by the time we got settled into our campsite, it was nice having a meal that we had to heat up instead of prepare and cook. On the menu this evening:

Since it was getting late, Terry and I decided not to make a campfire this evening. The chili was especially good with the cool temperatures of the evening. Terry and I watched TV for a while before turning in for the evening. We were both very tired from the trip and the work week.

Canyon of the Eagles - Saturday, March 17, 2007

I woke up around 6:15 after a very restful night's sleep. Since I couldn't get back to sleep, I decided to get up and read and watch TV for a while until Terry woke up around 7:30. After Terry woke, it was time go get a pot of coffee brewing. It was a beautiful Texas Hill Country morning and a cup of hot coffee was all that was needed to complete it. After enjoying our coffee and the cool morning temperatures, it was time to get breakfast started. On the menu this morning:

What was nice about this camping trip was that Terry and I had nothing scheduled at all. We planned on reading, napping and just plain relaxing. We were not even leaving the campground to run into town. We did pay a visit to the park's store and purchased a bird feeder and a couple of Christmas presents. The store has a nice selection of gifts, groceries and any other necessary items you might need while camping at the park.

Terry, as pretty as ever!

Look at all the gray!

Around 12:30 Terry and I were starting to get the "munchies", so it was time for lunch. On the menu this afternoon:

It was an absolutely incredible afternoon! We ate lunch at our picnic table. The temperature was in the middle 70's and there wasn't a cloud in the sky. What a perfect afternoon to read and take a nap in our recliners! That's exactly what Terry and I did and it sure felt great! The park was indeed full with everyone enjoying Spring Break. Even though the park was full, everyone was very respectful of their neighbors.

Our Site At Canyon of the Eagles

Around 5:00, the temperature was starting to cool off so Terry started a campfire to take the chill off. We sat by the fire for a while before starting dinner. This is what camping is all about, sitting by a campfire, and watch the world go by.

Around 6:00, it was time to get dinner started. On the menu this evening:

Dinner's Almost Ready!

Yum, the steaks and everything else turned out perfectly. Also, if you want a nice hot dessert while you're camping and don't want to fool with all the mess, you've got to try Betty Crocker's "Warm Delights". They're awesome! All you have to do is add water and microwave for a few minutes. After dinner Terry and I sat out by the fire for a couple more hours before heading into our trailer for the evening. We played a few rounds of "Sequence" and watched a TV for a while before turning in for the night.

Canyon of the Eagles - Sunday, March 18, 2007

Terry and I both woke up around 8:00 after a great night's sleep! It was another one of those incredible mornings! We really didn't want to go home, but we had to. I started a pot of coffee brewing and headed outside to enjoy another cool Texas Hill Country morning. Around 9:30 it was time to start breakfast. Of all the meals during our camping trips, breakfast is my favorite. On the menu this morning:

After cleaning up the breakfast dishes, we relaxed for another hour or so before starting to pack up and head for home. About 11:30 we were hooked up and ready to bid farewell to Canyon of the Eagles. Of course we'd be back, this is one of our favorite destinations in the Texas Hill country. We arrived home around 6:00 and looked forward to our next trip, a return to Beavers Bend in Oklahoma. We'd be heading out in a couple of weeks.

Authored by Chuck and Terry Mencke

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