Sunday, August 19, 2007

It is all about the Alligators!

This post is a little late, but last Friday we went to Brazos Bend State Park, in 102 degree heat, just so we could go see if we could catch an alligator trying to cross the road in front of us. The kids had sooooo much fun, until about 3 hours in and then they decided they were hot and sticky! We got lots of great pictures and we even got super close to a deer and I fed a raccoon out of my hand! Yes, you did read that right- a raccoon ate a cracker (bad, Bertie, I know!) right out of my hand, in the middle of the day. So, my guess is- this raccoon has been fed quite a bit.... or else A: It would not have been awake during the day and B) It wouldn't have come up so easily to take it out of my hand. So, I don't really feel all that bad for feeding it, just a little:)

We hiked around 40 Acre Lake, and I did not know it was as big as it was.... or else I would have chosen a smaller lake to walk around with the kids. Yes, folks, on maps... the trails are REALLY larger then they look on the map. We saw 2 alligators, and they were completely submerged in the water with just their eyes popping out, and covered in this really mushy green stuff (which I can't think of the name right now) So, see if you can find the alligator in one of my pictures.

All in all it was a great Friday afternoon, the kids loved it and we will hopefully go back for more when it is not QUITE so scorching!:)