Our grandparents were in town last weekend, and we all went down to Brazos Bend State Park for the day on Saturday. We found a huge tree with ghostly-looking moss all over it that made a good backdrop for a portrait.
This guy thought the moss would make a good beard, too.
The park is known for alligators, and we were not disappointed. The weather was cloudy and cool, which was perfect for animals being out, and we saw nutria, a bunch of different kinds of birds (even spoonbills and a great blue heron!), a few turtles, and about twenty alligators.
This was probably the closest one. If you click the picture, it will get bigger, and you might be able to actually see the alligator.
We found this huge fallen log along the trail, and paused to sit, climb, walk, straddle, or jump off while yelling like a maniac.
We also found a hilarious sign. (We are very easily amused.)