Stop and Smell the Flowers
Trip Start Mar 15, 2012
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We were checking state parks today and wandered into Three Rivers. It is an old, tiny town with a big oil refinery and a big federal prison. That fact didn't make it very inviting for camping. Combined with the news that the water level in the lake was very low, we decided to travel on. But the number of frenzied tankers hauling oil on the road and the number of new oil field supply businesses going up were quite astonishing
We ended up at Lake Corpus Christi State Park. The lake was down about 15 feet here, but folks were catching crappie, bass and catfish. You don't need a fishing license in the state parks here. You just have to pay to use the park. Everywhere you go people are fishing in Texas. It doesn't matter whether it's a lazy river, a little or big lake, the Gulf or its estuaries. It's really pretty nice to see families out enjoying being together. This park had nice fish cleaning facilities that were in use.
It was so quiet and peaceful and we enjoyed our nightly walk and got a good night's rest. Tomorrow we reach the Gulf!
Happy birthday, Rick.