Hiking in the Village Creek Campground

Trip Start Dec 31, 2012
Trip End May 04, 2013

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Tuesday, April 2, 2013

After Lynn had her weekly "conference call" with her friends in Helena and had swept the floor, we took off for a bit of discovery in the Park.  We were looking for the Village Creek Trail, but found only a bit of the creek.  We followed the Loblolly Trail a bit and two or three others and finally did the Village Slough Trail again. In total we did over three miles, which is good.  We met our neighboring campers on that trail.  They're native Miamians and had lots of information to share.  The fellow told us to keep our eyes peeled for a snapping turtle right near trail's edge that was laying eggs.  We spotted her and I got a couple of good shots. She's not the most attractive turtle that I've ever seen, I must admit.

After lunch, we took a wild ride into Beaumont to seek our an elixir that Lynn likes.  We found it at a store similar to the Real Foods Store in Helena.  Folks here are nowhere near as friendly as we've seen in our travels.  I miss that.

Then we hit the Dubya Store near us in Lumberton.  More excitement, especially when Lynn started looking at sandals.  I excused my self and did some serious thumb twiddling.

The weather remains warm, but it's cloudy and could give us more rain.  I realize that it's been "warm" in Helena, but this place more than rivals Helena for the GREEN.  Sorry, but it's worth dealing with the bugs just to be in a warm spot and surrounded by the green that we Montanans refer to as summer.

We'll be moving on tomorrow to a park just south of Houston, called Brazos Bend State Park. We'll keep a sharp out for the Bend and share it with you if we find it.

My eldest nephew, Robert Joseph aka Bob has his birthday today.  I was fourteen at his birth, so you can figure out his age.  He's the one who lost his leg and nearly his life in a motorcycle wreck a couple of years ago.  He's now very accomplished in the art of Yoga and is doing extremely well.  He's serene and happy too.  I'm proud of him and his accomplishments, but mostly his loving spirit.

Photos will be at www.flickr.com/photos/ralphieboyo.  I'm not sure if it's a live link, but you can copy and paste it in your browser and it should work.


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Mary C. on

Lynn....I love our Tuesday morning teleconferences! Thank you for being willing to sit in your "conference room" aka the biffy and share your life with Sandi and I. We can't wait til you get home and we don't have to talk to a straight-backed chair with a phone sitting on it! 'Just kidding...we are happy that you seem to be having so much fun this year on your extended holiday. Ralphie, thanks for continuing the blog and the photos...Keep up the good work!

Sus on

You better watch your toes! Yikes :)

cherie on

When are you headed back to Montana? It's gorgeous today-the kind of day that makes you start thinking about garden plans

mike noble on

I agree with you that it is great to get away from Montana's cold and go warm. Glad that is going well for you though now that it is in the 50s here, not so bad. Green is still probably a month away here as is the departure of our illustrious legislature. We started our "graduate" level wine course yesterday---6 weeks of tasting wines and eating good finger food offered through the University===though of course the actual tasting is off campus at Island Liquor. We took course one last year and passed with flying colors though the colors were mostly red and white.

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