Adventure Location: County Park, Zapata, Texas
MERRY CHRISTMAS TO EVERYONE
The OFM made a mistake and awoke as the sun came up. So the camera was grabbed an a few pictures of the sunrise were attempted. It seemed like TheOFM had trouble functioning that early in the morning. However the sun shone for a few minutes then clouds moved in to stop the solar panels from generating electricity. It was pretty while it lasted.
With all the over cast the Teams voted to go to Zapata, Texas and explore the town. It turned out to be worthwhile.
Over at the county boat ramp was a surprise waiting for the Meandering Team. Hidden in the brush is a very nice picnic area complete with neat kid areas. In this area are the slide and some other toys. Shaded picnic tables are very nearby.
In another section of the picnic were these toys for kids. The climbing wall was neat. Yep the OFM actually climbed the wall. It is not very high and the surface below is well padded. The OFM had never had this experience before and it was fun. He has climbed naturally occurring walls in several states but never before a manufactured wall. The manufactured wall was definitely a lot safer.
Up on top of the small hill nearby is the pavilion where the fishing tournaments do their fish weighing and measuring. Then the awards ceremonies take place here also. It is a nice and large facility with some welded metal table to accommodate the equipment required for a tournament weigh-in.
Of course the Meandering Team had not walked enough yet so it was off down the hill toward the lake. The “road” is just a rough as the ones back at Falcon State Park in last night’s blog. At the bottom was a long cliff. The water was lapping gently at the rocks of the cliff. The water appeared to be fairly deep. Some fish were also on the prowl doing fishy things.
It might be a good place for some bank fishing while you are out trying to have tooooo much fun. TheOFM.