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Old 04-13-2011, 01:14 PM   #1
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Texas in June

Greetings! We are planning our first 'big' trip in our new to us '08 dynamax. We are thinking about heading to Texas mid-June. I know things will be getting a bit warm. My biggest concern at the moment is how dry its been in the state...may not be the best year for scenery. If we go, we will need to spend some time in the Brady area to stop in on a friend. otherwise, we will have no other obligations.

How are conditions right now across the state? Know there are some fires, but Texas is a pretty big state Any suggestions about must see locations?
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You are correct, Texas is a big state so what happens in one area probably isn't happening in another area!! We live abot 35 miles southwest of Fort Worth and while it has been dry and a few fires last week we had a major storm roll through a few nights ago. While it did do some wind damage and a couple of small tornados the storm did dump some much needed rain. Even before the storm bluebonetts were plentiful! They are forecasting another storm cell for this Thursday which will also dump lots of rain. However, mid-June is still 2 months away so we conditions could/will change!!
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Old 04-13-2011, 01:33 PM   #3
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Greetings! We are planning our first 'big' trip in our new to us '08 dynamax. We are thinking about heading to Texas mid-June. I know things will be getting a bit warm. My biggest concern at the moment is how dry its been in the state...may not be the best year for scenery. If we go, we will need to spend some time in the Brady area to stop in on a friend. otherwise, we will have no other obligations.

How are conditions right now across the state? Know there are some fires, but Texas is a pretty big state Any suggestions about must see locations?
We live in San Antonio and have a ranch between Brady and Mason. We got 0.80 of an inch of rain this past weekend but the country is still very very dry. Burn bans are in effect in most places. It does not look very pretty this year, especially compared to last year at this time when we were enjoying the best wild flower season in memory due to a lot of rain in the Fall and Winter of 2009/2010.

Except for north Texas, the drought conditions are pretty wide spread.

Still, Texas is great any time of year. Come on down.

Lots to see and do in Texas. It depends on what you like. In Brady, you are about 1 1/2 hours from Fredericksburg which is a neat town but has become quite touristy. Lots of unique shops and good food. East of there about 20 minutes is the Lyndon B. Johnson ranch which you can now tour including the Western White House and his collection of cars. The Texas Hill Country, though dry right now, still provides scenic vistas.

Big Bend National Park is always a favorite. Very remote.

Gulf coast areas are also a great destination.

Austin and the nearby lakes entices many people. Good camp grounds around there.

San Antonio and the Alamo and Riverwalk. A must see.

Stay away from any thought about crossing the border into Mexico. Too many bad things going on there, and getting worse by the month.

Enjoy your trip.

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Agree with above, don't wait come now! The state is very diverse with lot's of great places to see including three National Parks and some of the best State parks.

Remember what they say: Don't ask a man if he is from Texas...if he is not, you will hurt his feelings. If he is, he would have told you!
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June is "supposed to be" the rainy season here on the Gulf Coast. I hope it rains sooner.

Watch the weather reports. You don't want to be heading to the Gulf Coast if a hurricane is approaching. Be vigilant about the weather where ever you may be, but in Texas, if you don't like the weather, just wait 5 minutes.

The Gulf Coast can be hot AND humid, with some days very humid. Like, take your shirt off and wring it out.
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San Antonio, Austin, Galveston and take the ferry over to Port Aransas, it's a neat little town. One more, Canton, East of Dallas for first Monday trade days.
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San Antonio, Austin, Galveston and take the ferry over to Port Aransas, it's a neat little town. One more, Canton, East of Dallas for first Monday trade days.
Ditto, don't forget the Johnson Space Center between Houston and Galv. San Antonio is a wonderful city to visit and from there you might want to consider Big Bend NP. It is one of our favorite NP's in the lower 48, elevations are up around 2,000' in the low areas and go up to the 4,000'+ range, so that might help with the temps, but it will still be hot. Lots of great hiking trails there.

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You are correct, Texas is a big state so what happens in one area probably isn't happening in another area!! We live abot 35 miles southwest of Fort Worth and while it has been dry and a few fires last week we had a major storm roll through a few nights ago. While it did do some wind damage and a couple of small tornados the storm did dump some much needed rain. Even before the storm bluebonetts were plentiful! They are forecasting another storm cell for this Thursday which will also dump lots of rain. However, mid-June is still 2 months away so we conditions could/will change!!

Hmm... WE live 35 miles SW of Ft. Worth.

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Forgot to mention Galveston and Space Center, but glad someone else did. There are a lot of CG's in this area that are very reasonable. Some in or close to Galveston, and some a little further out, like 15-20 miles. We sort of judge distance in Texas by time, not miles. One example would be Green Caye at about $270 a month including electricity. For those on the water add $100 or more per month. If you are coming this way give a holler.
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Hmm... WE live 35 miles SW of Ft. Worth.

Granbury?
We have 5 ac (3 lots) in The Peninsula, not sure we are still gonna build.
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sw of ft worth im in alvarado for galveston i stay 4 miles before on tiki island check out tiki tom's rv park i stay 2 or 3 weeks a year
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Right now Texas is a Severe Drought with no rain in the foreseeable future. Central Texas is hit especially hard and is a tender box.
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