Tuesday, June 2, 2020

Granger Lake near Taylor Texas…

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On the road again… yes the song was playin” the back of my head as we drove out of Canyon Lake in our RV and was still playing when we set up camp at Granger Lake near Taylor Texas. The sites here are spacious with 50 amp and water but no sewer. All pads are concrete including a nice covered patio. Each site also has a smoker bbq pit and a fire ring.  You get all this with the senior pass discount for a whopping $13 per night,

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The only downside is that only a few of the sites actually have any lake views. There is a bit of a cliff down to the lake and the shoreline is heavily wooded thus making views of the lake few and far between. However it is another perfect stop for us to hang out during the pandemic.

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Our first few days found us taking daily walks around the park and enjoying the last vestiges of spring. There are still a lot of wildflowers blooming with even a few bluebonnets and paintbrushes still in bloom! Not much else happened for us the first four days as we were in a weather pattern of rains and occasional spats of severe weather. Most of the bad stuff bypassed Granger Lake but high winds and large hail were in the areas all all around us.

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One afternoon we drove into Taylor to check out the quint little town. There are a couple of highly regarded BBQ joints there and even a little brewery. We stopped at the local HEB grocery for some curbside delivery of groceries as we still aren’t going into the stores yet but probably will soon.

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After picking up groceries I went online to order two growler fills and two 6-packs of beer form the Texas Beer Company to help support the breweries struggling to stay afloat in these trying economic times. Well, that, and we wanted some fresh draft craft beers! Pretty tasty too I might add!

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Weekends are filled with campers but on the weekdays there are only  a few of us. Even though we can’t see the lake from our site this is still a nice park to chill for a week or so while Covid-19 continues to troll around the USA.

NOTE: We are currently at High View COE Park near Ennis Texas until June 10th…

8 comments:

  1. I really enjoyed my short stay at the Granger lake park near Taylor a couple of years ago. It was not an exciting location but it was extremely pleasant.

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    1. Exactly how we felt, not a lot to do in the area but very pleasant place to stay a bit...

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  2. So very nice of you to support the local businesses, with a supply of King Grackle Stout! You may not have a lake view, but you remain safe in what looks to be a nice spot ... at lest during the week.

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    1. Yes we go for long drives on the weekends!

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  3. It is always good to try a new beer.

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  4. Appreciate seeing the different COE you visit in TX, we've considered a few but it never seems to work out to visit them. The weekend here is booked, all the first come shade sites are taken, it's nice to hear the kids in the park but wondering what the weekend will bring. We've made a beer run to a local brewery, trying to keep the small businesses in business.

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    1. We love COE parks and especially in this pandemic environment. Large spacious sites are way better for us in today's world!

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