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The Shooting Day That Wasn’t

May 9, 2021
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After an enormously successful day at La Lomita, our plans for the following day was to go up to Kickapoo Cavern State Park, about 20 miles north of Brackettville and then head towards the coast to do some beach time the following day.

It was a good plan. It would have been a better plan had I paid attention to TPWD’s website which was fairly specific in saying that the park is only open from Friday mornings until Monday afternoons. Which, of course, I did not pay full attention to until we arrived at the gate of park and found it locked. I was bummed because I wanted to check out the bird blind there, but life is what happens when we’re busy making other plans. Another day. Another trip. Better planning.

For what it is worth, we very much enjoyed the drive up there. Also for what it is worth, the photography likely would not have been all that great because we were dodging light rain and pretty overcast skies the entire way up to the park.

In this rain cloud there was a silver lining. We stopped for lunch at Ziggy’s Roadside BBQ as we wandered back through Brackettville. Without a doubt it was the best barbecue that we had during our entire trip. I had the smoked turkey. My shooting companion had the brisket. Both were incredible. It is certainly out of the way, but it is well worth the trip.

With our nutritional needs more than met, we wandered back down the road for the coast. Shooting day #5 would have to wait for another day.

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