Wednesday, December 5, 2012
…And I thought I knew Seminole Canyon
I was up by 0600 hoping someone would be at the drugstore…knowing full well they don’t open until 0830…but one can hope…so I did some chores, bonded with my bride…early morning “chats” are always the best….did my last minute checklist….called the pharmacy ..and by 0905 I had picked up my meds and was rolling towards points west…going through San Antonio on I-10 and US-90 at that time of the morning is not fun, especially pulling 3000 lbs and and every 18 wheeler seems like he is going to roll over you… but we made it…the sun was out, the temps where just right and I was smiling…..Five hours or so later, around 1400 hours I rolled into Seminole Canyon State Park…asked for my favorite site E029…got it, as I was driving to my site saw Barney’s camper..his truck gone and I left a note…no more then 10 minutes after parking Barney knocks on the door…..we decide to stay another day so we can do a guided hike tomorrow…and then the adventure with Barney begins..
He takes me on a short exploration…the fascination of this event was his knowledge of the area and what certain things meant…we saw some relics…he could instantly tell which was old and which was not …and his knowledge of the history of the area was amazing…my interest had always been the ancient Native American History that dates back some 10000 years…but there is also a whole other history… that of the railroad…thus the title of the post...and there was artifacts of that all over the grounds…and what I appreciated is Barney would explain each item, but then make sure it was placed back the way we found it…
We then went back to my camper and he took the time to talk me through “camping 101”…from A to Z…..what an experience…this year has been a real Human treasure find…first Rob and now Barney…Barney is a Renaissance Man…I look forward to Big Bend and having him share some of the secrets of that area…until tomorrow…I took no photo’s today, but I’ll post some old ones…Horst
Seminole Canyon…Like is Good