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Day 20, Lake Somerville State Park, Birch Creek Unit, TX, Day 3

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Saturday, November 9, 2019 - Lake Somerville State Park, Birch Creek Unit, TX, Day 3 - 0 Miles, 1965.7 Miles for the Trip

A beautiful day. It only got into the mid 60's, but clear skies so the sun felt wonderful. I walked around the loop and discovered it was 3/4 filled, mostly with tent campers. Two families moved in next to me last night. Very loud kids, but they were having a good time. They spilled into my site, but is it so large that it wasn't a problem. I do believe they have the record for the smokiest campfire, although the new couple on the other side of me is trying hard for #2.

On the walk around I took a couple of photos of some interesting trees down by the lake.

More Purple Berries Trees

After that it was back to the trailer to do some reading. Once the outside temperature broke 60°F, I got out my chair & sat outside. Around 2:30 I braved the shower. The best I can rate it for is a C. Separate drying room, but the only hooks are 3 nails in the wall. No bench or shelf in either the drying room or shower. No shower curtain. The shower is aimed at the drying room, but a narrowed entrance to the shower keeps most of the spray off the floor. Only lukewarm water, which is a problem because the room is cold. While it may be 65°F outside, the building retains the cold from last night. In any case, I managed.

After the shower it was more reading - current book is Recursion, by Blake Crouch. An interesting SiFi on my Kindle, borrowed from the New York City Library.

Dinner was a grilled chicken thigh (actually 2 since they were small), mashed potatoes, and applesauce.

Until Tomorrow -


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