Adventure Location: Falcon State Park, Falcon Heights, Texas
Late yesterday a migraine hit with a vengeance and the Ofm had to leave BillyBobs tree patio and get horizontal. The headache is following the usual pattern and will be gone in another day. Which brings us to this morning. The OFM was headed for Del Rio first thing this morning. Notice the “was”. When he got to moving around, the head proved to not have healed enough to be running the roads. Then a check of the weather guesser’s internet site showed Del Rio had moved down to a light freeze. All that together was too much so the Teams moved four miles to Falcon State Park and signed up for a week.
Here is a picture of my Christmas present from my son and his family. It is a year of grandkid and miscellaneous other folks.
When the OFM opened that present he got so excited that his jumping and hollering moved the Castle sideways over four feet.
Our new campsite has this for the yard away from the road. It is very pleasant to the OFM Teams. We settled in quickly.
After a bit of rest from the setting up of the Castle, the OFM decided that the Meandering Team needed to get to work. WOW did it turn out to be fun. First was the short walk over to the boat ramp and then down the hill to the water. That is about a forty foot drop. Then we meandered the shoreline looking for treasure and there was treasure.
More importantly was this stretch of water calling for the OFM to don his hip waders and get busy catching fish.
Several different types of fish splashes were seen in this stretch of water. “Soon” was the promise given to the fish.
As the Team started back toward the hill, movement was noticed in the brush along the lake. Closer observation spotted a female coyote looking at us.
For the next twenty minutes the coyote and the OFM were playing hide and seek. One of the many excellent things the Army Infantry schools taught the OFM was how to sneak around and not be noticed. The coyote and the OFM both knew they were up against a master at the art of sneaking. This was great fun. The coyote would disappear into the brush and the OFM would change position to intercept the coyote.
This game kept on for several minutes. Finally the OFM positioned himself near an area of less brush and waited to catch the coyote coming out to cross the opening. Six pictures were taken and that darned coyote managed to get a piece of brush in the way for every shot taken. Here is the least messed up shot of them all.
The coyote seemed to know when the game was over and paused in the brush for one last look back at the OFM. Thank you for the fun Ms. Coyote.
OH and remember the loot. Two fishing lures, a quarter coin and a ball point pen was the haul for today.
By now it was time to get back to the Castle and fix some lunch. There is still fish to catch, golf to play, SightSeer to ride and lots of trails to explore. That gives lots of options for trying to have tooooo much fun. TheOFM.