Left arm of the pool
Right arm of the poolFt. Lancaster barracs
We're back with more wonderful adventures. Starting with the picture at the top is our trip to Rockhound State Park. We were looking for geodes, jasper, and anything else interesting. After some casting about we found the diggins--the place where people have been finding geodes. Duane found a little one, prolly the one the previous diggers missed. I found some little pieces of pink jasper. Mostly we found a lot of exercise, some great views, and a nice day out together. Next stop was Balmorhea State Park. The swimming pool was build by the CCC from the original spring and wetlands. The wetlands were rebuilt next to the campground. The pool consists of a large round pool 25' deep and two arms 25'x300'. It's the largest swimming pool in the USA. The water, which still comes from the spring, has fish and algae in it, but is very clear. At a constant 72-76 d. f. it was very nice even on an overcast day. I enjoyed it very much. We spent a very restful quiet night there, then went on to Kerrville. On the way we detoured down scenic rt. 290 and stopped to tour the reconstructed ruins of historic Ft. Lancaster. This is one of a series of forts built just before the Civil War (Ft. Bowie was one). As the war got into full swing, the forts were vacated with everything anyone could carry so it wouldn't fall into the hands of the Confederates. All in all an interesting little side trip. Now we are in Kerrville at the Guadalupe RV Resort. We will be here all week while Duane attends carving classes. I plan on completing my latest quilt and making good use of the adults only pool. No doubt there will be new carvings on our next posting!
Louise and Duane