A day or two before we left Falcon Lake, Den began having trouble with his ice maker…again. This is cause for me to drag my 2 ice cube trays from under the bed and get them into action IMMEDIATELY! After leaving the filled trays in the freezer for 12 hours, I only had half frozen ice cubes….Me thinks my freezer needed defrosting…Dr. Defroster to the rescue..(Hey,if his darn ice maker is shot, we just gotta have ice for my cocktails!)
THIS is the only reason I bring a blow dryer…my hair never sees it, but the freezer sure does…Dr. Defroster is great, he finished with the freezer and even got my metal blades over the drip pan “blow dryed”..I am well trained in blow drying, as an
old ancient hairdresser, but I don’t do freezers. (Sure hope he doesn’t charge extra for drying these blades!)
We arrived here at Lake Corpus Christi State Park about 1PM on Wednesday. Our drive was uneventful, unless you count the fact that the Border Patrol asked if they could go in the fiver and take a look. THAT has never happened before!..and hey, I didn’t say anything but “yes, sir”..I PROMISE! Den unlocked the door and he stepped in, looked around (you can’t see much with all slides in), climbed out and sent us down the road…Why, oh why then, did my upper lip bead up with sweat and I got palpitations..??
We have a lovely spot here, but they aren’t real big. They are all pull through, but a lot have trees on each side so it could be prohibitive for opening slides…Our weather has been lovely, and I had my coffee outside this morning,
I had some company sharing my view….A friendly little group, or so I thought…
…One “friendly” little critter got greedy..He managed to bite the cord holding the feeder in two and dropped the feeder to the ground…Squirrels ARE my nemesis!
You will notice only 1 chair..MacGyver was inside doing some financial stuff on the computer…So, I took my own photo….one of my foot to prove I was actually there. It’s very hard doing “selfies” when you do not have long arms… I took my coffee and walked across the road where I discovered a very nice fishing pier with nobody on it…
What a gorgeous day it was, and you know I just had to walk out on that pier and have my coffee…
More pictures of my feet..no, REALLY???? and that is as far as my arm will stretch…I also HATE to face any camera at this close proximity…and yes, I was LITERALLY “sittin’ on the dock o’ the bay”..on my butt. I didn’t bring my chair.
This park does have a beautiful old pavilion here, and Den and I rode our bikes to it this afternoon…Here are some photos..
A little history lesson..”It is here that architect Olin Boese, a National Park Service–funded architect working for the State Parks Board, designed one of the architectural gems of the state park system. Sited above a rocky peninsula and made of cast caliche block laid in random ashlar pattern, the open-air building includes a large terrace, pavilion, and stage. The building’s graceful arches and lookout tower provide a grand view of the lake and a cast-stone staircase leads from the refectory’s grounds down to trails along the lake.” This was built in 1933-34..and no, I have never heard of the word “refectory” either…but…I looked it up…Per Wikipedia..”A refectory (also frater, frater house, fratery) is a dining room, especially in monasteries, boarding schools, and academic institutions. One of the places the term is most often used today is in graduate seminaries. It is derived from the Latin reficere "to remake or restore", via Late Latin refectorium, which means "a place one goes to be restored". All I know is, the way my body is giving out, I need to find my own refectory !!
What a great view you have from the top…(yep, that’s me in the middle pic..I made MacGyver take it, I’m tired of taking my own pictures)..Hmmmm..should I do something mean to him?
No, he isn’t in jail…those are the open windows behind the stage in the first of the 3 photos above him..However…he does look good in there…
OK, enough already…This blog is much longer than anticipated…Suffice to say, we are in camping Heaven right now…and life is just great!!! More adventures to come, I’m sure..BRING ‘EM ON!