On the 4th of July I met up with Keely and her boyfriend over at Lake Livingston State Park. Chris was still out of town working so I decided to spend time with some friends instead of wading through chores at home—which I could have easily done mind you. Luckily I got there before the crowds got really thick and parking became impossible, but it was already filling up when I arrived at 11am. Keely was meeting a geocaching friend there for a cookout so for the first while we sat around a picnic area talking, eating and watching folks circle around and around looking for parking.
The drive out to the park was beautiful as I took the scenic route through a lot of farm roads and up through parts of the Sam Houston National Forest. I kicked myself for not stopping at two trucks with trailers loaded up with local watermelons in Coldspring; they looked tasty! I could have juiced them and then frozen the juice for some tasty slushies.
Anyway, Keely and I haven’t met back up since our the first time at the Gulf Coast Bird Observatory over a year ago so I thought it was high time to see her again. She’s been recovering from a broken leg and hasn’t been out and about hiking and geocaching like she had been.
There was a micro geocache hiding at the top of this sign, my first cache since the last time I saw Keely. The last cache before that had to of been the one we randomly found in Tennessee on the AT, but we didn’t sign that log I don’t think.
There isn’t an extensive trail system here but there are enough that you can stretch your legs well. There was a second section of hiking trail and a horse trail that we didn’t take but for the heat and time it was a nice jaunt in the woods.