Next year the Javelina Roundup will be held at South Llano River State Park in Junction from Wednesday, October 30th through Sunday, November 3rd. Next fall Davis Mountains State Park will be closed for renovation.
Early each morning (even when it was still cold), Gary made an excellent pot of coffee for everyone - thanks Gary! And thank you to each who provided pastries or breads to enjoy with our coffee. Wasn't it great when the sun came over the mountain and warmed us up!
Brad did an excellent job on the name tags and we appreciate having them to wear - 'cause unlike most - i am terrible with remembering names! And John printed the site listing! Thank you both Brad and John!
And our gathering would not have been such a success without those who hosted our 'spontaneous roundups'.
Opening night - thank you to Brad and Bev (and John and Barbara) - the ham was great and so were all the fixins.
Thanks to Ranger Duke and Beverlee for the poppers and to Gary and Marlene for the sloppy joe's!
And to all who made homemade soups or provided for soup night! I heard it was great!
I understand that Fred grilled a bunch of sausages one night - I bet they were great!
And to each of you who provided other food items and just 'rounded up' with us - thank you!
Many were able to go to the McDonald Observatory for tours and or the star party. Even with a full moon, I heard everyone had a good time there.
I had to leave early due to a family emergency - I had a safe trip home - and everything is fine now!
As I noted above - many of you wanted to know about where we could have next years roundup. South Llano River State Park is only 5 miles south of Junction. It is a very quiet, peaceful park with 58 water and electric sites. What sets this park apart from many is the very wide variety of wildlife - turkeys, foxes, and many birds (and sadly no javelinas (yeh?). The park is a great place to hike or bike on the 25 miles of trails, or to fly fish or kayak or tube on the South Llano River! So we are planning to have our Javelina Roundup (for next year only) at South Llano River - Then in 2014 - if possible - back to Fort Davis!
Mark your calendar for October 30 - November 3rd, 2013 - more to follow when registrations is open and when sites can be reserved through the Texas State Parks system.
For those who were unable to come, we missed you and hope to see you at another gathering!
Finally, if you have any comments - positive or ways to improve - let me know using the link below - without You - the Javelina Roundup would not be as much fun and enjoyable as the last 3 years' roundups have been!