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Oct 24, 2010 Bastrop State Park

JoAnne Morgan

The Prairies and Lakes Region in Texas…is well…not so the rest of Texas. It has picturesque rolling hills, many natural lakes, rivers and this State Park has a unique forest.

Arriving at Bastrop State Park late Friday, the 22nd we have spent this time getting the lay of the land and settling in for the next nine days.

It took us awhile to find the “perfect site” but I think we did it! What a beautiful State Park – filled with what they refer to as the “Lost Pines.” These are loblolly pines; which is significant since they are the western-most stand of loblolly pines in the US.

This morning we decided to take a long walk through the forests – how glad we were we did it early in the morning. Not only was it just breathtaking, it air was cool!
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Many of the structures here were designed and built by the NPS, Texas State Parks, and the CCC. It has been awarded National Historic Landmark status – only one of five in the US. This photo shoot will have to wait for another day.

The weather has been exceptionally hot and…oh boy…we forgot about how oppressing humidity can be to us Coloradans.

The town of Bastrop is charming and has tons of history - lots of Texas tradition and architecture.

Rick is off to Brand Camp tomorrow for three days and Sandy and I are going to hold down the fort!