I caught up with the tour on their rest day at Indian Lodge, Davis Mountain State Park, TX. This was originally a cavalry post manned by Buffalo Soldiers - which brought back my memories of Ft. Huachuca, AZ. Ft. Huachuca is still an active post but it's history is present and palpable.
The Lodge was built by CCC workers and is situated in a lovely site with great views. There are lots of places to sit in the sun (or the shade), you can keep the door of your room open to catch the breezes. There are nature walks and bird walks - the park rangers are very knowledgeable about all the flora and fauna of the area. We haven't seen any bears or javelinas yet, but we know they are out there.