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November Trips 2006
LOCATION: Corps of Engineers Granger, Texas SITE: WilsonH.FoxPark DATE: 11/10/06 – 11/12/06 SPACE:
34 TRIPS: 11 DISTANCE: 55 miles
Wilson H. Fox is located at GrangerLake.
is known for fishing and hunting. You can fish and hunt year round. There are
three campgrounds; Wilson H. Fox, Taylor Park and WillisCreek. We stayed at Wilson H. Fox because
Taylor Park was closed for roadwork. Taylor Park had hiking trails and Wilson
H. Fox didn’t but that was ok because we still had a great time. Wilson H. Fox
has many things to offer.
Open Year Round
58 Campsites (37 sites are reservable and 21 sites are on a
first-come first-serve basis)
Picnic tables at each site
Restrooms (Sinks are located behind the restrooms for tent
campers to wash dishes)
Fish cleaning station is located behind restroom at the east
2 Boat ramps
Electrical Power (W/30, 20 and 50)
Friday November 10, 2006
We arrived at Wilson H. Fox at The campground didn’t have many trees but they were very nice.
There are 58 campsites; each one has a covered patio over the picnic table, a
barbecue grill and fire ring for campfires. Dad checked in and then we setup
camp, afterwards we went for a walk to east boat ramp. I was very
excited because it was a new park. When we returned to the campsite we had
dinner and than we just relaxed. We saw some ducks, geese and gulls flying.
Saturday November 11, 2006
I woke my dad and mom up early in the morning before the sun
came up. We had breakfast while we waited for the sun and for it to warm up a
little. It was very cold and windy but we still hiked about 3 ½ miles. We hiked
to the beach, beach shelters, beach picnic area and the second boat ramp. The
beach was very nice even if the lake was very rough. On the way back to the
campsite we stopped at the fishing dock where some fishermen were fishing. LakeGranger is known for the fishing
but because it was so windy no one wanted to launch their boat. After lunch we
walked down by the lake and ended up at the east ramp and I met some people and
a dog. I wanted to play but the other dog didn’t want to, I was a little
disappointed but I guess some dogs just are not that friendly. We went back to the
site and tried to keep warm. Other campers were packing up to leave because it
was too windy. I met a couple more dogs they were friendly and they wanted to
play, I really liked that. I also met a lady who has two labs which she left at
home. While mom and the lady talked I played with her young niece, that was fun.
At the end of the day I was really tired.
Sunday November 12, 2006
I let my mom and dad sleep in a little longer today because
I slept better. Now I’m ready to go again. We walked another 3 ½ miles, this
time we found a trail that led to Taylor Park. We walked along the fence that
separated the park from a farm. I liked this walk because I could explore. As
we were walking we saw deer feeders, blinds and trees with some kind of fruit
on it. Dad thought the fruit was hedge apples. We walked all the way to the
main gate of Taylor Park and than turned around and went back to the campsite.
On the way back we stopped at the east ramp and mom took some pictures of the
lake because it was very calm. We went back to the campsite and broke camp so
we could go back home. I had a great time at LakeGranger and now I’m tired so I will
rest up to get ready for my next camping trip.
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LOCATION: Smithville, Texas SITE: BuescherState Park DATE: 11/17/06 – 11/19/06 SPACE:
07 TRIPS: 12 DISTANCE: 68 miles
is a State Park located close to Smithville Texas.
There are three campgrounds Cozy Circle,
Lakeview and Oak Haven. We stayed at Cozy Circle
that had 10 sites. It a small park with many things to offer.
Open Year Round
Water and Electricity at R.V. sites
Restrooms with Showers
Hiking Trails about 8 miles Loop
with Ramp for Canoes
State Park Store
Friday November 17, 2006
We arrived at BuescherPark about While mom and dad setup camp I decided to explore
a little and met my neighbors. My new neighbors were a man, a lady and their dog; I
didn’t play with the dog because she didn’t like other dogs. Afterwards
we went for a walk around the campgrounds, I like doing this because then I can
get to know where I’m at. We walked to where the tent campers were camped and
the hiking trail we’re going to take tomorrow. It was very exciting, a new place
and new smells.
Saturday November 18, 2006
I woke my mom and dad up early because I was excited about
going on a new hiking trail. Mom told me to go back to sleep because it was too
early and it was cold. So I went back to sleep until about . We had breakfast and then went for a hike. On the
way to the hiking trail I met a baby, his dad and their dog. The baby was just
starting to walk so I had to be careful not to knock him down, that was fun. We
hiked about 8 miles, I was very tired. We saw a lot of trees and the trail was
very nice because it had a lot of pine needles on it and it made my feet feel
good. The needles were soft and my parents liked that too. On the way back I
met a lot of people, there were four groups I was very excited to meet them
all. By the time I met the last group I was very tired. When we got back to the
campsite I took a nap while mom and dad relaxed. I think they were tired
too. Later on I found out that some of the people I met on the trail were our
next door neighbors. I thought that was neat because there were children right
In the afternoon we walked another 2 miles. We walked down
to the headquarters and around the park and lake. Dad took a picture of a man that
caught a big fish. The man was very excited after he looked at it awhile he put
the fish back into the lake. I thought that was neat because I saw the fish go
back into the water. There were people in a canoe and dad took some pictures.
We also walked around the rest of the campground where the cabins, playground
and covered shelters were. It was very fun, I met a dog and his masters at one of
the shelters. We relaxed the rest of the day because we all were tired.
Sunday November 19, 2006
I slept very well last night so I let my parents sleep until
. I was ready to go for another
hike it was our last morning at BuescherPark. We hiked about 4 miles of the
trail, it was a lot of fun because I saw some deer. While I was exploring I
missed seeing a few deer, that was disappointing. It was exciting to see the
deer because the day before we didn’t see any deer at all. When we got back to
the campsite we broke camp and some other people were doing the same. Dad
wanted to look at another lake down the road so we left a little early. The
lake we looked at was Fayette County Reservoir. Fayette County Reservoir was made
for a power plant and is a fishing lake. It has 2 boat ramps, camping facilities,
picnic area, bank and pier fishing and 2 parks. It is very nice lake, we may
come back and spend some time here but for now I’m going home to rest for my
next camping trip.