Tuesday, March 21, 2006

Off On Another Adventure

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.)


Lindsay said...

Trees like that(covered in moss) are quite common in south Louisiana! I love the way they look, with the moss hanging all over them. :D
It looks like a very pretty park, and actually looks a lot like south Louisiana to me!

Lora K. said...

Who was it that needed a sign like that when they went mountain biking in CO? Was it Anna who looked like the person in the picture?

Katie said...

We thought it looked like Louisiana, too, at least the little bit we've seen of it, and based on what you've told us. It was hard to tell where the land ended and the lake started, because it was so swampy.

Yeah, I guess they should have signs like that all over the Colorado mountains! Both John and Anna took dives off their bicycles, if I remember correctly. At least we didn't try to ride down steps!

Methuselah said...

Seeing the picture of the alligator reminded me of Steve Irwin, the crocodile hunter, wrestling with a crocodile in the middle of the amazon. It would be a trip to be that close to an alligator or crocodile.

Lindsay said...

It is rather thrilling. I grew up in south Louisiana, where everyone lives in a swamp and has an alligator in their backyard. Well, alright, it's not really like that. But from some of the questions I've gotten from people here in Texas, it seems like that's the impression people have! Until I was 14, the only alligators I ever saw were at the zoo. It is exciting to watch them out in the wild though.

Katie said...

It is definitely a lot more fun to see animals in the wild than in the zoo. You won't catch me wrestling anything, though, much less alligators or crocs!