Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Hords Creek Lake

After leaving San Angelo, we were eager to head toward Illinois.. But we have learned from experience not to count on finding available campsites during a holiday weekend without having reservations. So we made reservations to spend the Memorial Day weekend at Hords Creek Lake -- at the campground operated by the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers.

Upon arriving at our campsite we immediately noticed that the water level of the lake was very, very low.   But that was not surprising as every other lake we have seen this spring was also very, very low. 

All around San Angelo we had seen signs saying, "Pray for Rain"  and it was not long  before prayers were being answered.  Shortly after we got set up, it began to rain and it rained all weekend.   Wonderful rain.  We did not mind at all sitting indoors and reading during the rain because the Texas drought is so severe that every drop of rain is deeply appreciated.

There were some breaks in the rain and we got out and enjoyed some long walks.   Corps of Engineers campgrounds are among our favorite places to stay.