Brazos Bend State Park - May 12-16, 2013
The weather in the Houston area is usually still pretty nice in early to mid-May. By the end of the month, you can be sure that Summer has arrived with it's humidity and heat. We were fortunate to pick the exact days that had lows in the 50's & 60's and highs in the 70's. We didn't have to turn our air conditioner on the entire stay. It was just about perfect for camping at Brazos Bend State Park. This is our favorite local park. It has lots of good trails and a nice variety of birds and wildlife.
[Sunday] After attending Second Baptist Church - West Campus in the morning, and after lunch and a quick stop at Kroger to pick up supplies, we traveled south on TX-99 to FM-762, then to the park entrance. It took a little less than an hour to arrive. We picked site #114 for our stay. It is in the first camping loop. After setting up camp, we road our bicycles on the park roads. The weather was nice and cool.
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[Monday] We woke up to a very cool morning (57 degrees) as the effects of a late cool front in May made it's way through Houston. After breakfast, we walked the Creekfield Lake Trail and the Nature Trail around Creekfield Lake. We saw a great number of water birds, including Black-bellied Whistling Duck, Wood Duck, various Egrets & Ibis' and alligators. In the afternoon, Kay drove into Houston for some counseling appointments, and Lawson sat out under the awning, reading and enjoying nature.
[Tuesday] Our friends, Pat & Annette, came out to the park before lunch and we walked the Creekfield Lake trails again. We saw all the birds we saw the day before, but the alligators were in hiding. The weather was still cool and very nice for observing the scenery. We enjoyed a hearty lunch of hamburgers and all the trimmings at the trailer after our hike on the trails. Later that evening, after our guests left, we rode our bicycles over to Elm Lake on Elm Lake Loop Trail, and Spillway Trail to 40-Acre Lake and the Observation Tower. It was still nice and cool and we saw many birds, and other wildlife.
[Wednesday] In the morning it rained from before we got out of bed, up until around noon. Later that afternoon, we walked the Creekfield Lake trails again. We saw the same birds as before.
[Thursday] We had to depart for home shortly after breakfast. We arrived back home before lunch.
This draws to a close our short visit to Brazos Bend State Park. We hope you enjoyed the photos and brief descriptions of our activities. God willing, join us again soon for another RV adventure.
Goodbye for now,
Lawson & Kay
I continued watching in the night visions, and I saw One like a son of man coming with the clouds of heaven. He approached the Ancient of Days and was escorted before Him. He was given authority to rule, and glory, and a kingdom; so that those of every people, nation, and language should serve Him. His dominion is an everlasting dominion that will not pass away, and His kingdom is one that will not be destroyed. (Daniel 7:13-14 - HCSB)