San Angelo Riverwalk

30 04 2017

San Angelo Visitors Center

Who knew there was a Riverwalk outside of San Antonio?  At the confluence of the North Concho, the Middle Concho and the South Concho Rivers, San Angelo has constructed a beautiful 4 mile river walk.  Along the walk are gardens, parks, exercise areas, golf courses and a river stage.  Beginning at the impressive Visitors Center you can stroll all the way along the river to the original “Block One”, the first location of buildings in San Angelo complete with Miss Hattie’s Bordello Museum.  Originally a town built to support the Ft. Concho Fort, San Angelo has grown into a city of over 100,000 residents including about 10,000 students at the Angelo State University.

San Angelo Riverwalk

Commemorating San Angelo’s historical importance as a wool marketing center

In addition to the RV sites at the State Park, there is an very nice RV park located on the shores of Lake Nasworthy at the Spring Creek Marina and RV Park.  With rates up to $55/night, it’s a bit more pricey than the $28/night that we paid.  The Lucas Oil Drag Boat race is held on Lake Nasworthy in late June.

With winter weather beginning to clear to the north, we opt to make a move to Bottomless Lakes State Park just east of Roswell.  We spent 6 nights at Bottomless Lakes last year – complete reviews are here.  After just a quick overnight this year, we’re back on the road to Las Vegas, NM.  More from Las Vegas…

Bottomless Lakes State Park

Bottomless Lakes State Park

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San Angelo State Park

26 04 2017

San Angelo State Park

Good Morning from San Angelo.  Located nearly in the center of the triangle formed by I-10, I-20 and I-35, we’re almost equal distant from DFW, Austin and the split of I-10/I-20 in west Texas.  The State Park is west of town on O.C. Fisher Lake.  We’re parked in Site #19 of the Red Arroyo camping area.

Initially backing into site #15, we managed to find a spike embedded in the low wooden wall around the front of the campsite causing a 2” gash and instant flat tire in one of the trailer tires.  With one flat, and another tire somewhat damaged, we opted to make an appointment at the local Discount Tire Shop.  Thanks to the guys at Discount Tire, with nearly pit-stop like finesse, they had us out with 4 new tires in 36 minutes!  And, about $600 later, we’re now sporting 4 brand new Goodyear Endurance, the newest US made trailer tires available.

Cold fronts through the plains of west Texas are noticeable events.  When the strong breeze (we’d call it wind in Colorado) changed from southerly to northerly at about 2AM, it’s a trailer rocking, dust blowing, tree swaying event.  With continued high winds after our tire “detour”, we opt to spend a 2nd night at the state park.

As the front approaching Northern New Mexico and Colorado turns into winter storm warnings for regions north, and the wind continuing to howl at San Angelo State Park, we once again have extended our stay.  We’re hopeful we can continue our journey north on Sunday or Monday…