From Crockett, we headed west on Hwy 21, passed through Bryan to get to Caldwell, then turned south on Hwy 36 to Somerville. There are several State Parks on the lake. But our favorite are the Corp Parks, Yegua Creek and Rocky Creek Campgrounds. Yegua, meaning “mare” in spanish, has a 1-mile nature trail. When we volunteered here in the Winter of ’06/’07, it was our responsibility to watchover this trail.
There are loads of whitetail deer that frequent the campground. If you’re lucky, and know where to look, you can find their shedded antlers! This doe got a little nervous when she discovered Don, sitting in a chair, taking her picture. When she noticed him, she huffed and stamped her foot at him. So he huffed and stamped back. She kept doing it and he talked back to her in her language. It was funny to watch. I was surprised at how loud they can make that sound.
Mom and Dad towed their bass boat with their motorhome. We unloaded our utility trailer and camper and hooked up the boat – ready to put’er in asap! Reports are that the white bass are biting. Dad put chicken on the grill and Don and I when down to the boat ramp to check it out. Sure enough, just like the last time we were here! Those bass were jumpin’! We didn’t put the boat in since dinner was waiting. We’ll do that tomorrow.
The sites in these USACE parks are level and long! These are great facilities! $20/night, for us young’uns, for elec/water site. Mom and Dad paid $10/night with their Golden Age (America the Beautiful) card.