This morning started with a wonderful event. Breakfast with old friend Charlie and his granddaughter. They make quite a pair to start the day with. The place for breakfast is called Skippers and is right across the street from the campground.
The campground manager knows the owner and history behind the place. Every thing down here in Kemah seems to have a special history of some sort.
After breakfast lovely nice granddaughter had to show me her handiwork. She and OF Charlie had put together a robotic rabbit. That sucker ran around on the sidewalk like it knew what to do. She showed me the multitude of adjustments that you could make to how the rabbit operates. It was a very cute project. Here is the two heroes of the morning showing off the mechanical rabbit.
The evening storms are arriving right on schedule. Maybe something will change soon to allow evening activities outdoors for a change. Rain does not stop me but the lightning does. Here are two pictures of the nasty clouds. Pointy bottom clouds always get me excited.
About eleven this morning, the printer was in the process of being repaired when a migraine hit with vigor. That shut me down for a few hours until my vision came back and just a screaming headache was left to endure.
When functioning was possible again, the new to me path along Red Bluff road was calling. It is about fifteen minutes from home without much traffic to fight. The parking lot is nicely paved with portacans for restroom facilities. There is even a drinking fountain. The facilities are part of a grant from the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. The sign shows what is available along the trail.
In the background you can see the crushed rock trail running among the trees. The trail runs for miles and miles through the trees. These pictures are just around the main parking area. This trail ties into the one I reported on recently from the Bay Area Park on Bay Area Blvd. The docks for fishing and boat launching are very nice. I believe a person could launch paddling boats there very nicely. You will have to portage them about fifty yards to the water. The launch dock is on the right and fishing dock on the left. This is looking down stream.
On the south side of the area is the picnic tables and a fishing dock with hand rails. This is a nice area for lunch in cooler weather. It was 96 degrees and 80+% humidity, otherwise known as miserable.
Of course on the Texas coast is always hazards to be cautioned about. This sign explains the proper way to handle alligators that live in the bayou. Mostly just stay away from them. Alligators and I have had toooooooooo many encounters and even a small three foot gator will win 110% of the time.
If you see an alligator on its feet like in the bottom picture, you are way too close. Get out of there,NOW.
Finally I headed along the trail for some physical and mental therapy. The trees were thinner along the highway so the little breeze could come through to help cool the body. However it was not near enough cooling for my fat body, so I cut the walk short to about two miles. The humidity prevents your sweat from evaporating to cool you.
As I write this portion of the blog the storms are passing to the west and the rocking of the trailer has diminished considerably. Hopefully tomorrow I will be able to get out and chase having tooooo much fun. The OFM