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Well, as you can see, there were no cancellations at Brazos Bend State Park even though thunderstorms were predicted for at least today. I thought about the overflow area, but decided to head out. Since I had a bit of time to kill before hitting the next campground, I drove to one of the lakes in the park & took a few photos of a posing egret. I watched him catch & eat a couple of small fish, but he (or she) was too fast for me; all the "catching" photos were too blurred to be useful. The first photo shows what happens when you haul out a camera from an insulated bag that sat in the truck overnight into warm, very humid surroundings.
|Lens Condensation||An Egret||Another Image|
A short uneventful drive south on TX 35, although I did run into one of my pet peeves - Someone before me topped off their tank & spilled gas in front of the pump. I didn't notice it until I got back in the truck, then the smell hit me (at least it wasn't diesel). It also made my shoes slippery when I walked into Walmart. Yes, I know I was at one yesterday, but then I didn't know I was out of books. I started my last one last night (Ann Patchett's Run). I did find two books that I haven't read, and, of course, after paying full price for them I discovered a large trading library at the campground. At least I will be able to get rid of a couple pounds of already read books from the back of the truck.
After that it was another 10 miles to the campground, right on TX 35. I'm in site 17, a full hook up site for #35.00 per night for two nights. The campground labels itself as a "Resort", so no picnic table and a long run to the sewer connection, but a concrete pad that is level front to back, and only off a little left to right. There is a pool & hot tub...
There is a strong, 4G LTE Verizon signal, a weak 1 bar AT&T signal, and a fast, free campground WiFi that became too slow to be usable after I (and the rest of the park) got back from dinner.
Right now it is pouring. It has rained off & on all day, although only heavy for a short part of the drive & now.
I'm not sure what dinner will be, but it won't be something cooked outside. No table and pouring rain. Bay City is ten miles down the road, and I haven't eaten in a restaurant in awhile, so that may be the choice. If not, there is always the microwave or toaster oven.
Well, it is now 6:00 and I'm fed. Dinner was a flounder & shrimp dinner at he Baytown Seafood Restaurant. Much better than a chain and you couldn't beat the price.
Until tomorrow -
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