1. Car camping Friday and/or Saturday nights at Texana Park & Campground, formerly Lake Texana State Park.
2. Friday afternoon paddle (Chris Arceneaux is trip leader)
3. Saturday day paddle on Garcitas Creek.
4. Sunday day paddle on Mustang Creek or Lake Texana (weather dependent).
You can come down and paddle Saturday without camping or add camping and possible trip Sunday morning.
Registering for this event is registering for paddling Saturday or Saturday/Sunday
Contact me if you are camping. Let me know by email which night(s) you are camping. I have reserved 6 campsites (5 are lakefront) in my name, numbered 77 (Bill Ohsie is one occupant), 78, 80, 82, 84 and 85. The campsites are $30 per night per site. These sites will have electricity and water but not sewer hookups. They can each accommodate three tents or an RV plus 1 tent. If you want full hookups or a site by yourself, register on your own by calling 361-782-5718. Check-in time is 2:00 PM and check-out time is 1:00 PM. Camping fee is $30 per site per night. Multiple people at each site will share the fee. I will collect payments at the park.
Food News Flash!
Dutch Oven Magic
A few of our HASK brothers and sisters view camp cooking as a ‘Sacred’ culinary art. Yet, most of us are willing to wolf down mass quantities of gruel (e.g., instant grits or pastas, etc.) washed down with the swill of their choice (e.g., bad cowboy coffee or high fructose concoctions)…even during our far-less-limiting, car-camping adventures. Usually, this is done in the interest of time and, mostly, for convenience’s sake.
But, Bay City member, Willie Younger, has arranged for a duo of masterful Iron Chefs to provide a hands-on field course on preparing campfire-fueled, Dutch oven cuisine on the afternoon of Friday, May 3, at our Lake Texana campground. This fun-filled instruction will climax with an evening meal that includes main dishes, breads and dessert to be enjoyed by all campers (signaling…”Count me in!”) and our guest instructors (and, hopefully, their charming spouses as well).
FYIs – for those choosing to participate in this class (i.e., yes, you can opt out), food/supply expenses (i.e., for supper and, maybe, breakfast too) will be pro-rated and billed separately from the camp site fee incurred. Those participating are encouraged to bring any and all cast-iron Dutch ovens, skillets, griddles, cornbread molds, etc. and accessories they possess. In doing so, the varieties of cook wear can be displayed and freely discussed regarding their distinct advantages and disadvantages. It could also provide an open window for some willing soul(s) to prepare a group breakfast on Saturday using their new-found (or pre-existing) knowledge. Any generous volunteers out there?