Saturday, May 28, 2016

An Excursion?!

We go on too few excursions and it is often too far between them.

However, a couple of Saturdays ago, we had some things that needed to get done, and we ended up having somewhat of one.

It started off at Lake Fort Phantom, where the lake had overflowed across the road and over the spillway, something we have not encountered in YEARS.
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It was nice to be out of doors, but we had to make sure to be covered up & deeted what with the mosquitoes that come with such a lot of moisture.
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We spied several people fishing by the spillway and the hubs and little boy went over for a closer look.
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While the men were talking, I spied a truck trying to cross the now flooded road.
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I'm sure all people in the truck on the other side of the flood were watching just as curiously as I was to see if he would actually attempt it.  We are often reminded when it floods, to "Turn Around, Don't Drown" and all.
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He finally did turn around tho, when the water started being above the level of his door :)
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Our next stop was Garden World for old time's sake. It had been so long since we were there the last time with Grandad, and the little boy couldn't remember any of that at all.
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One of the things that always lifts one's spirits is greenery and beautiful, colorful flora, and there was plenty of that at Garden World. 
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It may not have been the little boy's cup of tea, but he still had fun running around and messing with stuff :)
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We found a garden ornament that would sum up the little boy quite aptly - The Reading Boy statue.
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There was even a photo op with the world's largest pot ( that WE have seen, anyway )
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Then we were on our way out to Abilene State Park, partly to see the full lake when just not that long ago the lakes were so low it was just very discouraging.
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A new addition that we hadn't seen before was the humongous chess set at one of the camp areas.
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We had a short rest room break, and saw a bridge we hadn't ever explored before across the way.
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It reminded me on all the hikes and treks I had gone on when I was on Borneo during my medical school days.
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It was so lush with all the precipitation that we have had ( and are still having ) that it was quite swampy, really.
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All in all it was a fun day :)

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