Last year, I slept in the loft of a shelter. This year, I opted to pitch my tent next to the water. Mine is the tiny green one. This may become a yearly tradition. It's nice to not have to drive the roads with the drunks. My share of the campsite fees was $12. I also contributed champagne, a bundle of firewood, and guacamole but still only spent around $50 total.
I'm excited to finally be allowed a campfire again. The drought is not over, but at least we have gotten some rain and we have a break from the severe fire threat. I was beginning to think I would be telling my future grandchildren stories about when it used to rain in Texas...or when the entire state went up in flames.
Hope everyone had a safe and happy New Year.