Sunday, April 26, 2015

Stephen F. Austin State Park

April 6 & 7, 2015

We left Canyon Lake and drove to San Felipe, TX on Monday the 6th and spent two nights at the Stephen F. Austin State Park.

On the way we saw so many Bluebonnets along the side of the rode along with the pink Bluebonnets. I had went for a pedicure when we were in Canyon Lake and I had mentioned we had seen families along the highway in the Bluebonnets with Easter Baskets and stuffed Bunnies dressed in their Easter finery. She said it is the thing to do at this time of the year and you will see families and couples with professional photographers all the time doing this. There were times, when we were driving through Texas and we would see entire fields of white, pink, or blue wildflowers.

Our campsite at Stephen Austin F. State Park

Tom took some time to visit the San Felipe de Austin State Historic Site. It is a Texas Historical Commission property which honors the 1836 founding of Texas. Located on the Brazos River, the site is near the heart of the original township of San Felipe, the first capital of the provisional government of Texas. It was here Stephen F. Austin, the "Father of Texas," managed the affairs of his colony, which would initially bring 297 families to Texas under a contract with the Mexican government.
Today, the site includes a statue of Stephen F. Austin, a replica log cabin and the Josey Store.

He took a picture of the statue.

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