Explorers Camp Out In Goliad For Reenactment Of Battle
Travis County Constable Pct. 2 Law Enforcement Advisors took our Law Enforcement Explorer Post 711 for our annual camping trip to Goliad, TX. The weekend long trip is designed to teach Texas History, team building and camaraderie, and gives the Explorers a chance to cut loose. Explorers are accompanied by several Deputies and office employees. The group arrived late Friday night to an already set-up campsite on a beautiful parcel of land where they enjoy conversation and ghost stories around a peaceful campfire before an early lights out.
Saturday morning, the Explorers wake up to a full camp breakfast feast. The itinerary is highlighted by a trip to the Presidio where over a hundred people reenact the battle of Coleto Creek. The public was able to view the reenactment and the living history program at the Presidio La Bahia. The sounds and smells of the cannons and gunfire allowed our Explorers to see the sacrifices made in the birth of our Great State of Texas. Afterwards, they return back to camp for some relaxation, followed by burgers, hotdogs, and smores around the campfire. Football became the order of the afternoon. Later that evening, Explorers heard from Tweed Scott, author of Texas In Her Own Words and amazing stories and jokes from around Texas. Early Sunday morning comes cleanup time, taking down the tents, and packing up all the supplies for the trip back to Austin.
Our Constable's Office and the Explorers would like to thank J.J. Ballesteros for graciously hosting the campers.