We bought the Suburban on a Friday morning. That afternoon, I loaded the kids up and headed out to go camping. We had reservations at Dinosaur Valley for Saturday, but there was a strong forecast for severe weather so we moved our trip up a day. Since it was the week of spring break, all the parks were booked solid. The only place I could find was Meridian State Park which had 1 site left and was about 25 miles past Glen Rose.
When we got there, we set up camp first. The site itself was nice, but it was within a few hundred feet of the FM road that ran parallel to the park boundary. Even though the road was not very heavily traveled, we heard more than our fair share of road noise.
We did some exploring. First we took a hike in a dry creek up to the lake. Then we went on a little bike ride on a paved trail which worked out perfectly.
We ate some hotdogs cooked over charcoal (thank you burn ban)
The kids played tag with some big kids at the next site over. Pretty soon we were in the tent.
This was Nathan’s first time to actually sleep the entire night in the tent which was a big step for us!
The next morning, we had breakfast, broke camp, and then headed back towards Glen Rose. We have been to Glen Rose several times to visit Dino Valley, but have never driven all the way through town. On the way to Meridian, we noticed “Big Rocks Park” and decided to stop on the way back. It was a pretty neat city park along the river with big rocks for climbing. We had fun scrambling around and since it was early Saturday morning, we had the entire park to ourselves.
After this we picked up some donuts and went to Dino Valley. By this point the rain had started, so we just ate our donuts under the pavilion and looked over the river. We said hi to the dino statues then headed back home.
We had a good trip and are looking forward to taking Henry when he is big enough.