Trip Start Dec 31, 2012
94Trip End May 04, 2013
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Balmorhea State Park
Anyway, we got out and did about two miles walk around the park. We saw a few birds in addition the nice little English Sparrows that frequent our ramada.
It was getting warm when we set out, but we had a good time and a marginal work-out. The water in the canals and stream is pristine in appearance, having just emerged from the underground springs. We did see one turtle who seemed to be waiting for a snack near a viewing platform
We saw several scuba divers, including a small class. There weren't any swimmers out yet, but it's eighty now, so I expect they are there by now. The pool is huge and is apparently one of the largest freshwater pools in the world. So it is said anyway. They'll be closing it for cleaning in Mid-May. It has quite a bit of slippery stuff on the steps et cetera, but the water is clear enough that you can see the bottom near the edge. It's twenty five feet deep in the center. The diving experience would be a good one, if I were so brave. I went off of a raft in whitewater once on the Lochsa River and returned to the surface, so I imagine the same principle would work here. I'll let you know.
It's nice and hot now, in the eighties, but cool in the shade due to the ever-present Texas winds. We both sat outsice and read for a couple of hours and Lynn even brought out here tablet for awhile. The Hot-Spot feature works even better than I had ever dreamed. There are a lot of tricks to keeping it working, but so far so good.
We'll be here for two more nights, so I'll try to find something interesting to pass on. I try to add what I've learned and pass it on to you. If you're interested in anything or have anything to add, just drop me a line to my email address. I'll be waiting...