Terlingua Dreams

Saturday, April 19, 2014

A drive to Lake Amistad

It occurred to me that the last time I went to the lake and to the various campgrounds was back in November 2013 when I came back from Terlingua and almost ran off with Billy Bob...remember?  If you don't you can read about it here http://terlinguadreams.blogspot.com/2013/11/i-am-running-off-with-billy-bob.html

Yesterday I was curious to see how many people had come down for the Easter weekend so asked mother to come with me...she rolled her eyes and reluctantly came along.  Decided to check out Diablo East Marina first and the parking lot was pretty full with license plates from various states as well as Mexico.  Even a Border Patrol boat was in the water...pretty neat gig I would say.

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Border Patrol


State of Chihuahua in Mexico

New Mexico
Next stop was my favorite campground at Amistad...Governors Landing.  As I was waiting to cross Highway 90 West I could see a truck heading east going at a very high rate of speed.  I don't know how he managed to turn at that speed as he was also hauling a big trailer and a boat.  I thought that was against the law in Texas.  Was even more surprised that he turned to go to Governors Landing as there is no way he was going to be able to fit all three things in the small campsites.

These cute dogs did not even bark at me.
I was sure glad this following campground did not have a car parked in front of it...as the speeding truck almost ran into me head-on but I was able to pull in here.  A Park Ranger vehicle then came up behind me and stopped them.

Went down to the picnic area but not too many people were here.  Saw a couple carrying their fishing gear and walk to the shoreline where more people were fishing.

Mexican State of Nuevo Leon

The lake levels looked low but it must be deep enough as there were a lot of boats out there.

 Many of the cactus were already in bloom.

Why is it that my mother dozes off but when I turn into San Pedro Campground she wakes up?  She absolutely hates this place!

Billy Bob tree
Barney of Old Fat Man Adventure Fame http://ofmadventures.blogspot.com/  was here a couple of weeks back and wrote of how dry everything was...hardly no shrubbery...he wasn't lying.  Only thing you see green is the darn mesquite trees...even the Billy Bob tree was looking sad.

Mesquite tree

There were only two places taken, the first one at the entrance by two tent campers and the second by the guy that I almost ran into head-on back at Governors Landing.  He did not seem to be in a good mood and was yelling either at his wife or maybe it was his daughter. In the Billy Bob picture you can see his camp in the background.

For Barney and Ed that have stayed at Broken Mill RV Park in the past...the place was full.  Either the Winter Texans have not left yet or a lot of people came down for Easter...or possibly both.

If you are interested in coming to Lake Amistad you will find plenty of room at San Pedro Campground...just stay away from the speeding guy.

Good night.  May you all have Terlingua Dreams.


  1. Thanks for the tour. Did the speeding guy wake up your Mom?

    1. Actually mother likes Governors Landing so she was awake and that darn speeder startled us both. There was no reason for him to be going that fast on a winding road where campers including children walk around.

  2. When I stopped at Broke Mill this winter it was mostly pipeliners in there.

    1. Maybe it still is, it has been five months since I have been out that way.


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