This weekend we headed out to Bastrop State Park to do a little camping. The park had been devastated by a wild fire over Labor Day Weekend 2011 so I wasn't sure what we would find but I knew it would not be like I remembered it. Just like a tornado, the fire had been selective about where it went-totally destroying some areas, skipping some areas altogether and just licking at some areas. We had great weather and a good camp out. I had made a two night reservation so we had plenty of time to enjoy. I took Sawyer and Bentley along, check out the dog blog for their adventure.
|Eight months after the fire. Note the clusters of new growth around the oak trees, very encouraging!|
|This area was totally burned.|
|Jaydon did a lot of scooter riding. The family camped next to us had a 7-year old boy that Jaydon enjoyed playing with. This was the view from our campsite; the fallen logs are part of an area that was partially burned.|
|Every kid in the park had some type of headgear with lights! And, yes, by this time on Friday night Jaydon was hot, dirty, and tired!|
|Jaydon and the dogs, Sunday morning. We had a great camp site!|
I'm going to do a post on the park and more on the fire when I have a little more time!