I woke up this morning with the sun shining in my window and knew it was going to be a good day. This is the third day in a row that the weather's been beautiful, seventies in the daytime, blanket weather at night, and little or no wind, that's really all I ask for in life anymore.
I changed the fuel filter in the truck this morning and everything went smoothly, like I said earlier I've been putting that off since summer so it was good to finally get it out of the way.
I wanted to drive around to some places on the lake just to see what all is here, so the first thing I did was stop at the park office and get some information and maps of the Park. Then I checked out another national Park campground 3 or 4 miles from where I'm at now. it had a better location but it cost twice as much, four dollars a night with the geezer pass, which isn't a problem but the campsites were too small and the paved road through the area was narrow with tight turns and obviously designed a long time ago before people started using larger Rvs. I saw a couple of spots that I could probably get the Arctic Fox into but it would be awfully tight. There's a couple of other camping areas but their farther away so I didn't go to those today.
I found a few fishing spots where I could fish from the bank so I'll give that a try soon as I get a few of my maintenance projects done. The bank of the lake, at least the parts that I've seen, is all limestone rocks of varying size, and because of that a person has to be careful walking around on the bank or you can twist an ankle pretty easy. But I found a few places where it wasn't too bad so I'm looking forward to throwing a few lures at the fish the first chance I get.
Even though they advertise that there is a lot to do at Lake Amistad it seems to me that fishing is the main thing you do here. Yeah you can camp, and picnic, and take a picture of a bird, and hike down a trail, but the biggest reason people come here appears to be for the fishing. And as far as I'm concerned there's nothing wrong with that, but if you're not into the whole fishing thing you might run out of things to do in the immediate area fairly quick
A railroad bridge over part of the lake
The road bridge next to the railroad bridge Amistad Lake