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I drove 200 miles today which is about as far as I like to travel in one day, but I had heard some good things about the South Llano River State Park in Junction Texas and since it's closing tomorrow for a few days today might be my last chance to stay there.
Apparently several times during the fall they close the park for a few days to let hunters harvest some game. I'm not sure if they're hunting deer or turkeys both of which are very prevalent here. but either way everybody has to leave but the hunters.
I bought a Texas state Park annual pass when I checked in to the South Llano River State Park because Texas has a pricing structure for camping that kind of forces you to buy the annual pass. It costs $70 for residents or nonresidents and it's good for a year from the date you purchase it. If you don't have the annual pass you have to pay a park entrance for every day you camp and since the entrance fee is five dollars or seven dollars that's tacked on to your normal $20 a night camping fee every day, so if you're going to be spending the winter in Texas like I am, it just makes sense to bite the bullet and buy the pass.
There's very little Verizon service here at the state Park, and even with my cell phone booster I can't get any Internet over the phone so I will be posting this probably on Monday when I might be staying at a city Park in town and hopefully have better cell phone service there.