For the last two weeks we have been social distancing in San Angelo State Park. We’re at a campground with ginormous spots; biggest I’ve ever seen at a campground! We aren’t campground people, but in Texas there isn’t a whole lot of public land for primitive camping. The park has over 50 miles of trails, and a lake to keep us busy. So, we’ve been riding for at least a couple hours every day, and sitting outside soaking up the warmth. Most days we don’t see anyone on the trails. Although, yesterday I did see a rattlesnake.
O.C. Fisher Reservoir was originally established to provide flood control and a secondary drinking water source for the area. Apparently back in 2011 and 2012 the drought hit this area hard and the lake was completely dry! Heavy rains in 2015 brought the level up quite a bit but it still isn’t full.
The riding here is not hard, but hey, it’s fresh air, and something to do. We have been riding mostly the same loop either clockwise or counterclockwise each day, with a couple variations mixed in. It’s anywhere from 20 to 27 miles depending, and usually 800-1000′ of climbing. I’m just happy to be able to do what I love without being around other people.
We’ve been hand washing our clothes now so that we don’t have to go to laundromats. Luckily it’s so warm and sunny here that things dry in an hour or two. Meanwhile, our life is as it has been since we have been traveling full time for the last 16 months. We read, discuss life, cook, read more, sometimes do puzzles, and lately we’ve been watching Mr. Robot.
Well, it’s time to read some more. Stay safe!