Monday, April 16, 2007

Great Escape

Friday night's rain was still lingering around on Saturday morning, so John and I decided to go to Sugar Land (Houston suburb) for a little shopping and lunch. I was enjoying our time together, but all the traffic and people were getting to me. Shopping is a chore that I just don't enjoy. I was getting grouchy and wishing I was some place else. So even though the weather was not cooperating, we decided to drop off our purchases at home and escape the city. It was just what I needed. The skies even began to clear and so did my mood.

We decided to check out Big Boggy National Wildlife Refuge. The only road in is unpaved and deserted.

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It was just us and a few cows.

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Have you noticed that most of our trips end up at the water? There was no fishing this time though.

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Next we drove to Matagorda to check out the sights. We discovered a very nice RV park on the Colorado river within walking distance of the big pier and the jetties on Matagorda Bay. We are coming back soon with the trailer.

We walked out on the jetty, but the wind was blowing so hard, we decided not to go out too far. A few times it almost blew me over.

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Matagorda is on the Great Texas Coastal Birding Trail. We saw herons, pelicans, seagulls and many other shore birds. I took pictures on my little camera, but none of them turned out that well. John used the digital SLR and got some good shots.

Next trip we'll explore the beach and maybe even do a little kayaking through the wetland trails. And there will surely be fishing for John.

P.S. Fishtail Scarf is pinned out and blocking. Pictures soon.

10 comments:

  1. It looks like a great spot. John really did get some good pictures! Nature over malls any day! LOL

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  2. Seriously! Fishtail is finished?!?! Wow, you work fast!!! :-)

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  3. I love how you guys just drop everything and go exploring. It sounds like a great day.

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  4. Sounds woderful, much better than shopping.

    I have a "jetty" story to tell you. My parents live in Northern California near the Humboldt Bay. The jetty there looks like fun to walk out on, but several years ago, some kids drove their VW Bug out on it, and then walked out toward the end. It's almost always windy there, but soon the waves kept getting bigger and bigger...and pretty soon, there went their car. Oops!

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  5. Wow, that is really beautiful! I don't blame you for chosing that over the city, you're my kind of gal ;o)

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  6. I am looking forward to seeing your scarf. I've got a plan in mind for knitting some of my handspun, but first I need to spin more for it.

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  7. I completely agree with you on the shopping. It always makes me crabby! Those pictures are beeeeutiful! I'm glad your day turned out well.

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  8. I love the water. LOL

    Great pics John got. Those bird ones are amazing!

    Glad your day turned into a good one! :)

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  9. It looks like a wonderful place to visit.

    I'd like to contact the person you got the nostepinde from, if you have more than one, it's the one made by Mr. Smith. If you could contact me at theyarntart at yahoo dot com I'd appreciate it.

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  10. Your pictures are great! What a wonderful day you've captured!

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~Tracy