Texas is by far my favorite state that we have driven through- the first part of it at least. I love that everyone names their home “______ Ranch” and has an awesome sign for it at the end of their drive way. I saw one that said “Hidden Valley Ranch.” Great choice.
We had decided before this road trip that we definitely wanted to camp at Enchanted Rock State Park while in Texas. It’s one of the more popular places in the state to camp and explore. In case of any mishaps, we didn’t make any reservations for any state park that we decided to stay in. Most of them allowed for walk up camping and had some open spots. We pulled into Enchanted Rock and the sign said “no-vacancy.” Oops. We went in anyways and parked. There were random tent spots open that didn’t look reserved so we set up camp. At 9pm a ranger told us we can’t camp without a reservation because everything is booked and people show up during the night. Essentially we would have to pack up everything and leave. My heart sank. He then said he was going to check one more time if anyone had cancelled. I prayed and prayed. 20 minutes later he came back with good news that they had ONE cancellation and we could take their spot. That was totally a God thing and it ended up being our favorite spot so far.
We were sad to leave Enchanted Rock, but excited for the next adventure in New Mexico. The original place we wanted to camp is supposedly closed so I think we are going to pitch a tent somewhere in Roswell. Thank you for your prayers- God is listening and surely watching over us.