Saturday, February 1, 2020

RVing at Possum Kingdom State Park

I never expected a place with the name Possum in it to be so incredibly beautiful.  I pictured dark and kind of ugly.  Perhaps, the word red neck came into mind??

Possum Kingdom State Park is in the Palo Pinto Mountains, about 150 miles west/ southwest of Dallas.  We arrived after dark this time.


Anxious to see what the landscape around us looked like in the morning, we paused to enjoy the sky that was exploding with billions of stars.  I had never seen anything quite like it. (There’s no picture for that view. We just paused and soaked it all in.)

"The skies at night, are big and bright....  deep in the heart of Texas."

Early the next morning right outside my camper door...


Well hello there!


These, my friends, are the Palo Pinto Mountains!

There was such beauty all around us.


The weather was a balmy 70 degrees so we went for a hike.  They complained that I chose the 'challenging course' (up the side of a mountain) but once they saw the view, it rendered them speechless.




Possum Kingdom Lake isn't such an ugly place, is it.  There are a few stories on just how the name came to be.  You can read about one here.

There were campfires, morning fishing, and biking at the base of the mountain.



And that classroom view!!


We were kind of sad to leave this place, but after three nights, it was time to head home.


I've said it before, the Texas state parks are so incredibly stunning.  With such a variety to choose from, there is something for everyone to experience.

God bless Texas!

Until the next camping trip...

Patty

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