The Longdogs

The Longdogs
Willy, Harley (back center), and Gretchen

2021-04-28 South Llano State Park TRR Rally

 Just attended a great rally put on by the Texas Ramblin' Roses, a chapter of RVW (RVing Women). Rallies are beginning to pick up again slowly and carefully with precautions. We met at South Llano River State Park near Junction TX. Texas State Parks are really hard to get reservations at even during the week these days. I made mine about 6 months ago, the day the window opened. We also had ladies staying at two RV parks in town and driving out to us.


This was my first visit to this park and I was thrilled to see this sign when I got to the camping area. It seems like a lot of the newer campers like their sites lit up with neon lights like a bar. None of that here. When you turn off your porch light when you go in, it is dark, really dark and you can see the stars.

I had a nice site, easy to back into, fairly level, with late afternoon shade.

There were enticing roads to follow. This park is well known for being a birder's paradise and they have three blinds. They also have a turkey nesting area which is not open during their nesting time.

This road led to a day use area above the river.

The water was pretty cold but we had a few of our members dip their feet in and a crowd of them hit with water with kayaks several times. We also had women who like to fish.


The camping area is not right by the river which was a little disappointing. You can see the Turkey Roost area. And there were lots of hiking trails from easy to strenuous.



Cookie and Eva had coffee ready at 8 AM every day although I'm sure Jimmie was probably on her second cup by then.



The RV/water & electric hookup area is around one long flat loop. They also have a walking camping area for tents.

The early coffee group. Olivia drove out from her RV park in town for coffee.

We didn't have a meeting room since we were at a state park but we made do with a circle that just kept getting enlarged right next to hostess Rita's site. It was a little cool this evening.


We had lots of hikers in the group. Emogene led a number of hikes.

One afternoon it was pretty chilly so a bunch of us got together in Brenda's huge 5th wheel. She's a full-timer with a beautiful rig. Some were in the dining area.

Others gathered in the big front living room.

The kayakers were out in force several times.

We also have some very dedicated fisherwomen. They were fishing at the park in town where Olivia stayed. I think she has already set up a rally at this park next April because it is right on the river.

We all trooped in to Lum's BBQ for lunch one day. 



One of our members took a course and has a sewing machine repair business so Jimmie brought her grandmother's machine fresh from the attic to get some tips and help on cleaning it and getting it running again. And, she was successful after several hours of deep mechanical cleaning.

All in all, we had a great rally, got a lot of visiting done, and had lots of fresh breezy air to enjoy. Looking forward to another rally later in May.


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