Collected #158 at Refugio, TX
Monday, March 04, 2013
The last mission to be established in Texas was Nuestra Señora del Refugio on Feb. 4, 1793 for the Karankawa Indians. The original site was in Calhoun county but it was moved twice because of hostile indian attacks. It’s last location is now the site of the Church of Our Lady of Refuge shown below. Nothing remains of the original mission buildings.
It was a beautiful day, 63 when we started and 70 by the time we finished up. I tried to capture a picture of the butterfly enjoying the blooms of the Mountain Laurel.
Most of the walk was on city streets and there were numerous wonderful old house but I liked the mile long nature trail.