We have been wanting to go camping for so long, but we've had a lot of family functions, upward games, and the weather has been nuts! We were finally able to go! We have state park passes, so we get free admission to all state parks and a percentage off campsites. We decided on Brazos Bend State Park for this trip, because it's close and our budget was small (for gas and food etc).
We thought it would be kind of empty given the cold weather and it not being a holiday weekend, but the camp was packed! In fact, the only reason we got a good campsite the first night is because there was a no-show.
That first night the campsite was wonderful. We had electricity and water. We knew it would be cold, so we brought an extension cord and a space heater. The next night we were not so fortunate--every site was reserved. Let me just vent here and scream that the internet said NO RESERVATIONS!! So how is it that people got to reserve the good sites?? I don't know, but we got put into the overflow camping the next night. It was ok though, because there was a fire ring and a picnic table, and most of the primitive tent sites didn't have either. We toughed it out in the cold the second night, it was definitely cold, but not unbearable. Let me mention here, that we brought the dogs, and it was Mosby's first camping experience and likely his last. He does not like tent sleeping or nature sounds at night apparently. I guess he's afraid of the dark. He was awake most of the first night, because he kept hearing wildlife and whatnot. The second night he was awake, because he was so cold. Ryan put him under the sleeping bag, because he was shivering--poor baby dog. Coco meanwhile is asleep at the foot of the sleeping bag the whole night. He likes camping. Mosby enjoyed our walks on trails, but not the overall experience.
It was a fun trip not far from home. It's the greatest to get away for a couple of days and only be an hour from home. My phone died that Friday and there was no signal, so we didn't have contact with anyone-it was wonderful!!