Saint Patrick's Shamrock LbNA # 38406
|Placed Date||Mar 18 2008|
|Last Update||Jun 14 2008|
Our family spent St. Patrick's Day at Lake Texana State Park. We were inspired to place a letterbox in St. Patrick's honor! The letterbox's stamp is a shamrock because St. Patrick taught the pagans of Ireland about God with the shamrock as a visual aid. He taught them that God is three Persons (Father, Son, and Holy Spirit), but still one God; like the shamrock has three leaves, but is still one shamrock.
Lake Texana State Park is about 80 miles southwest of Houston via Hwy 59. In Edna, exit southeast on Hwy 111 for 6 miles to park entrance on the left. Pay fee then go left at T-junction and soon you will cross a bridge. Continue through first camping area and cross another bridge. Just over the second bridge, park on the left at the Texana Trail - Entry Point #3 trailhead.
From trail marker 7, take 45 steps. You should see a large tree on your left. Take 30 more steps and look to your right. About 15 steps into the woods should be a large multi-trunked tree. The letterbox is hidden in a hole at the base of the trunks and is covered with sticks. Please rehide with sticks when you replace the box.