Teams Location: Seminole Canyon State Park, Texas
At bedtime it was the plan to go to Lake Somerville for a day or two. The morning started well but hot at sunrise. The Castle was readied and coupled up to the Truck. The OFM hopped in and suddenly there was a loud chorus of “Grab him!” My tattoo grabbed my ankles; the Truck steering wheel apprehended my hands and the Castle hollered “Let’s Go”. It seems that the mob had decided that they were not going to Lake Somerville. All the OFM was allowed to do was pay for diesel fuel twice during the trip and shut up.
350 miles later we took a campsite with electricity since the day is hot. Tonight is supposed to be down to 65 but it is hot for now. For any one going west past Del Rio, the loop 97 around Del Rio is open now and saves a lot of time and hassle. The ranger lady was nice enough to let the OFM Teams have the prime site in the park E1. It is long enough that we did not have to uncouple and also is reasonably level. This will make for a quick start in the morning.
From my campsite could be heard the sounds of a wind chime of sorts. The OFM Meandering Team went looking for it since there is no one camped in the direction the sound is coming from. Along the way the Team found several interesting items. We will show you two of them.The first is this yellow flower that seemed to be actually glowing in the sunlight. It was beautiful.
Many of the bushes are setting seeds. This particular bush has long skinny beans that are quite colorful. Yep my hand did get a couple of scratches handling the beans for the picture.
The chime sound kept on calling us and we kept on tracking it. Winding around through the stickers and thorns and being ever watchful for rattlesnakes, we finally found the origin of the music. Someone had hung a wooden ball from the lantern support. It was bouncing from the support at the whim of the winds. It was left in place since the sound was rather melodious to me.
From there the Team took a different route back toward the Castle. However we were intercepted by a rather nice old gentleman wanting to talk as we walked. It was a great visit with a fellow of many neat experiences around the world.
A mystery solved and a great conversation certainly helps when you are trying to have tooooo much fun. TheOFM.