Jump to content

Camping Wine


Mike and Carol
 Share

Recommended Posts

  • Moderators
Mike & Carol – is that wine any good? Sure looks like a great afternoon of sipping and eating cheese. Bill

Bill, it’s not bad, very clean taste, not oaky.  It was a gift so we saved it for this trip. I googled the winery and they do a Chardonnay, a Merlot and a Cab. All are under $10 a bottle.  I’m going to pick up a couple of reds when we get home to see how they are. Mike

Texas Hill Country | Elite II #135 | Ram 2500 6.7L

ALAZARCACOFLGAIDILKSKYLAMDMSMOMTNENVNMNYNCNDOHOKSCSDTNTXUTVAWVWYsm.jpgALAZARCACOCTDEFLGAIDILINIAKSKYLAMEMDMAMS

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Better put that in a solo cup and hide the bottle.  :)  There was a ranger at South Llano State Park that gave us heck for displaying some beer.  Thank goodness he retired.  Most Texas State Park employees want all their guest to have a good time and as long as you're not creating problems,  they're happy.  Just don't be too obvious.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • Moderators
Better put that in a solo cup and hide the bottle. ???? There was a ranger at South Llano State Park that gave us heck for displaying some beer. Thank goodness he retired. Most Texas State Park employees want all their guest to have a good time and as long as you’re not creating problems, they’re happy. Just don’t be too obvious.

Had to use real glasses for the photo!  We’re at Village Creek State Park and there is only one other Camper here besides us. I did put the bottle away after the photo. The Ranger drove by twice while we were sitting out but our trailer is between us and the road so it’s pretty private. Mike

Texas Hill Country | Elite II #135 | Ram 2500 6.7L

ALAZARCACOFLGAIDILKSKYLAMDMSMOMTNENVNMNYNCNDOHOKSCSDTNTXUTVAWVWYsm.jpgALAZARCACOCTDEFLGAIDILINIAKSKYLAMEMDMAMS

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Nice pic. I sometime have a glass of hard cider and never even considered that it might be illegal to do so outside. Here in WA at the State Parks it is 100% legal in campgrounds and picnic areas. Intoxication and rude behavior is not. I guess TX is different.

 

Is there a list of “public use of alcohol in parks” laws, by state? I would appreciate a link.

 

I would not want to get cited or hauled off to the pokey for having a bottle on my picnic table.... that seems pretty silly to me.

 

John Davies

 

Spokane WA

"Mouse":  2017 Legacy Elite II NARV (Not An RV) Two Beds, Hull Number 218, See my HOW TO threads: https://olivertraveltrailers.com/topic/john-e-davies-how-to-threads-and-tech-articles-links/

Tow Vehicle: 2013 Land Cruiser 200, 33" LT tires, airbags.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Growing up in SE Louisiana where we have go-cups at just about any bar, it amuses me to think that anywhere in the USA one cannot enjoy alcoholic beverages while outside at one's RV site.  Louisiana may take drinking to the extreme, but if parked in an RV spot and enjoying the outdoors and relaxing...well, it should be a personal choice.  I would never advocate drinking and driving or drinking while hunting; but to not be able to enjoy a drink of choice while sitting outside one's RV parked in a state or national park?  I would be interested to know more about these regulations if someone has links to sites.  Thanks so much.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • Moderators

In my experience these types of regulations have been treated with a bit of a wink and a nod.  I assume that basically these regs were put into place to help reduce the "partying" that was going on.  I've never been approached as long as I was not terribly obvious - i.e.  a can of beer in a koozie is difficult to discern from a can of soda in a koozie.  Even a glass of wine (in a regular wine glass) has never been questioned.  However, I don't recall having a bottle of ----------  just sitting out either.

 

Bill

2017 Ford F150 Lariat 3.5EB FX4 Max Towing 2016 Oliver Elite II - Hull #117 "Twist"

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • Moderators

We’ve been to many Texas state parks and have enjoyed an adult beverage at every one. As Bill notes, most rangers are not going to bother you by inspecting what you’re drinking. Just don’t put a keg on the picnic table. We’re at Fontainbleau State Park in southern LA tonight. The ranger drove by when I was grilling with the rest of yesterday’s wine in my hand. He waved. Mike

 

s0h4wiqhqdwlcibe0ucwynrnirmk5clo.thumb.jpg.5be538558ef0dc5315bffe7fa69c8d43.jpg

 

 

Texas Hill Country | Elite II #135 | Ram 2500 6.7L

ALAZARCACOFLGAIDILKSKYLAMDMSMOMTNENVNMNYNCNDOHOKSCSDTNTXUTVAWVWYsm.jpgALAZARCACOCTDEFLGAIDILINIAKSKYLAMEMDMAMS

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • Moderators
...very clean taste, not oaky. It was a gift so we saved it for this trip. I googled the winery and they do a Chardonnay, a Merlot and a Cab. All are under $10 a bottle. I’m going to pick up a couple of reds when we get home to see how they are. Mike

 

I wish we were sommeliers like you guys. We have trouble telling the difference between Diet Coke and Diet Dr. Pepper.  Mike and Carol have quite an impressive wine collection.

  • Thanks 1

Steve, Tali and the dogs: Reacher, Lucy and Rocky plus our beloved Storm and Maggie (both waiting at the Rainbow Bridge)

2008 Legacy Elite I - Outlaw Oliver, Hull #026 | 2014 Legacy Elite II - Outlaw Oliver, Hull #050 | 2022 Silverado High Country 3500HD Diesel 4x4 

 

             801469912_StatesVisitedTaliandSteve08-23-2021-I.jpg.26814499292ab76ee55b889b69ad3ef0.jpg1226003278_StatesVisitedTaliandSteve08-23-2021-H.jpg.dc46129cb4967a7fd2531b16699e9e45.jpg

 

 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
 Share

×
×
  • Create New...