Are you looking for something to do for the New Year? Want to do something with the family? Get the New Year started out right by participating in the “3rd Annual Friends of Galveston Island State Park New Year Fun Run”.
The “3rd Annual Friends of Galveston Island State Park New Year Fun Run” will take place on January 5th, 2013. The event will offer a 5K & 10K course; fun run will begin at 9:00am with the runners….the walkers will begin shortly after them. There will be refreshments offered and prizes handed out. You’ll also receive a t-shirt and a “goodie-bag”. It’s a family friendly event, kids are more than welcome! Once the prizes have been given out, just enjoy the scenery and fresh air. Take in what Galveston Island State Park has to offer. Their mission is to Improve the park’s facilities, protect it’s wildlife, to preserve and restore its fragile environment.
If you register before December 28th, a $20 dollar fee will be required for each participant. The day after December 28th the fee will go up to $25. Registration can be made here:https://tickets.destinationnext.com/fogisp/funrun.aspx
The spring season arrived early in Texas this year. We have had amazing and unusual weather. Clear blue skies, cool breezes, and sun that will make you want to find some shade. I decided to take advantage of this weather to plan a weekend trip to Lake Somerville State Park – Nails Creek Park.
Lake Somerville is just a short drive away from the small city of Brenham, nestle in the Hill Country of Texas. It is about a 2 hour drive from Austin or Houston. The roads take you through some beautiful ranches along the way. The fields were covered in wildflowers and Bluebonnets, the Texas state flower.
With the abundance of rain that we have received in Texas this year, Lake Somerville is a perfect weekend getaway for fishing and boat riding. Camping is the main activity that people do at this park. The state park fees are reasonable. The fee for camping for 2 nights is about $20. Some of the other activities to do at this park include hiking the trails, bird watching, horseback riding, and you can do a little off-the-trail/primitive camping.