Bastrop State Park

This weekend, the weather was so gorgeous it was almost surreal.  I felt guilty staying indoors.  We got our chores done Sunday morning, and headed to Bastrop State Park in the afternoon.  The trail map is awesome, and the trails are well-marked.  We found a route that was about the right length (almost 3 miles), and took off with Sweetpea to check it out.

bastrop treetops

It was gorgeous. I used to do field work in this area, so I feel very at home among the pine trees. I miss them.
There were lots of different kinds of mushrooms popping up everywhere, too. These pumpkin-colored ones were my favorite.


I’ve been scoping out other parks on the map for some more day trips. Actually, next week I’m going to Matagorda County for work so I’ll have to check that area for more.

And the good news… I hear more rain is on the way! Love it.


  1. dixie

    October 20, 2009 at 6:37 am

    You can check out the Matagorda Bay Nature Park while you’re down there. It’s a good spot for kayaking.

    I love the rain except for muddy dog feet. We have a mud pit by the back door for which are trying to figure out a quick and easy solution. Sigh.

  2. Jenny

    October 20, 2009 at 6:54 am

    I always think it is wonderful to drive through that area on the way to Houston. Such a different world from anything in Austin and so close.

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