Saturday, February 2, 2013

Road Warriors: Stephen F. Austin State Park

"In 1814, we took a little trip...along with Colonel Jackson 'long the mighty Mississipp...we took a little bacon and we took a little beans..."

Well, not so much. It's 2013 and the fam hit the road this afternoon and headed west on I10 toward a little town called San Felipe. Twenty minutes or so on the highway and we were in San Felipe...the "Cradle of Texas Liberty" and the original site Stephen F. Austin lead his group of 300 families to settle Texas in 1821. 

The park's website has more info, but here's the gist: 

"The park is located on the Brazos River, near the old ferry site and a part of the Commercio Plaza de San Felipe, just a few miles from the site of the township of San Felipe, the seat of government of the Anglo-American colonies in Texas. It was here Stephen F. Austin, the "Father of Texas," brought the first 297 families to colonize Texas under a contract with the Mexican government." 

We packed some food, grabbed a couple coffees and hiked through the woods. And we didn't see a single snake, ya'll. BONUS.
Me and the Kenna girl.
Dem boys. Love them.
Does a wood pecker live here?

Dom channeling Gandalf..."you shall not pass!" Kenna looking for the Billy Goats Gruff.

The mighty Brazos
More mighty Brazos

We packed a yummy picnic...we ate a yummy picnic.
Historic church in San Felipe

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