Friday, April 06, 2007

Brazos Bend Walk

I took Friday off to catch up on some things and to spend some time with Tracy. I had a couple of appointments with my favorite health care providers but it was a pretty day and there was time enough for a walk before the Braves game and my evening lesiure activity (you know what).

We headed out to Brazos Bend park and were expecting to see lots of people since it was a holiday weekend. That assumption was correct but we were able to find a trail that was pretty quiet save a few bicyclers. Here are some pictures of the trek.

Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket

We hiked the White Oak Trail to the Bluestem Trail.

I think they should have called it the Fire Ant Trail.

Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket

We stopped at the big oak for some pictures.

Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket

About this time I was thinking about a snack.

Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket

Wait a minute - I have taken survival training.
There must be food here somewhere.

Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket

What's this - a low-fat snack!

Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket

Yum. Now I'm ready to forge on through the rest of the trip.

From now on just call us Lewis & Clark....


We did have to take a breather later to wach the pollywog races.

Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket

And finally Tracy spotted this cottonmouth in the place where I had commented: "There should be some snakes here".

Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket

At various times along the trail we would hear a distinctly familiar sound. Kind of a busy, humming, sound. We finally located the source high up in a tree.

Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket

This is where bees belong - not in my rafters!

Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket

We had a great walk and made it back just in time for the Braves game.
Too bad they lost!

2 comments:

Bawana said...

Thats the snake in the grass you hear about all the time!

eatmorefish said...

You should bring the queen bee with you next time and show them the quieter side of B-Bend