As this sign points out, there are seven ecological regions in Texas. We live in the blue band called the Gulf Coast, but our forests are considered "Piney Woods."
I think the name "Piney" is funny. If the woods were made up of oak trees would they have named it the Oaky Woods? The Elmy Woods?
We actually get a lot more rain than the Pacific Northwest most years. People carry on about rain in Seattle, their average of 36 inches is nothing. We have had 36 inches in a day here.
Any hoo, Bernie, Laura and I took a nice slow amble through the nature trail. It wasn't very exciting really. We saw a few big bull frogs in the frog pond, and two other people.
The Cedar Waxwings usually have come by now and stripped the live oak of their beautiful berries.
Wonder what gives with the Waxwings this year?
There are a lot of lakes in Texas, yet only one lake, Caddo Lake, is natural. All the rest are man made. It is pretty incredible to think about that fact.
You can rent a camping cabin for thirty bucks a day right on the edge of the lake, or a space for ten bucks. B. and I have been here once before and thought it would be very relaxing to come here and camp sometime in the five or six days a year when it isn't too hot or cold to be enjoyable.
We always compare places like this to our home town of San Diego.
If this dock was in So. Calif. it would be crawling with people. Mexican music would be blaring, picnics and kids would be everywhere.
We saw one boat head out, and two people fishing from the dock. The lake has bass and catfish, crappie, and sunfish.
I guess some people don't like spiders....
And we stopped for dinner at a local restaurant. Drinking beer and/or alcohol "Even in Brown Paper Bags" is illegal. I think that is funny.
I wonder which towns you can drink your booze on the street if it is in a brown paper bag?
Any takers for beer drunk out of a pretty gift bag?
Bernie ordered Chicken Fried Chicken.
I ordered a half portion of Chicken Fried Steak.
A full portion fills up a serving tray and hangs over a bit.
Does everyone understand the difference between Chicken Fried Chicken and Chicken Fried Steak?
Anyway, it was a nice day.
Made me want to find a good book and go back and sit by the lake under a tree and read.