Adventure Location: Falcon State Park, Falcon Heights, Texas
The Castle systems passed the cold night test very well. The furnace was used three times. The usual lighting was used. By noon the batts were back to full charge. Looks like the systems including the OFM are all ready for some colder weather adventuring.
There were two worthwhile deeds done today. The absolutely most incredible was the OFM actually hand washing the Truck with a rag and bucket of water. He must have been very bored.
The other neat adventure was searching the lake shore for fishing locations. We were successful for a change. No fishing was done, only locating places and “roads” to get down to the lake.
Here is one of the “roads” that go along the bottom of the lake or what used to be the bottom. High clearance vehicles are a good idea when running around down here.
The Search Team took a roundabout way down to the shore line but we made it without damage to anything. In this next picture the Truck is parked on a point of land sticking into the lake. The red arrow points to the rocks where the OFM and BillyBob sat last spring and caught nice fish. As you can see there is a lot of water missing from the lake.
The OFM went walking along the shoreline. He followed it in and out of small coves. The occasional deep mud was also avoided. At one point he came out of the brush and took this next picture to show the typical South Texas Winter weather. It was 78°, bright sun, cool breeze and very few bugs. It is hoped that those readers farther north find this picture inviting.
All over the shore are what appear to be oyster shells. This did used to be the ocean floor so maybe they are left over from that era.
A bigger surprise showed up in front of the Meandering Team. Under a ledge at the water line was jelly fish bodies or at least that was our first thought.
This was a new event to the OFM for sure. When he poked the jelly fish with a stick, it proved to be solid rock!!!! This next picture was taken from over the top of the rock. Those suckers just do not look like rock to us.
Naturally we had to look around a bit. Sure enough, close by was where some more of the crystal had surfaced. Some of it was broken. The reflections were very brilliant.
Maybe we found a layer of diamonds. What do you think???
The Meander back to the Truck was nice and gentle. We did spot several locations where it looked like fish might be waiting to grab our lures. Some places were with shrubs sticking out of the water. Other places appeared to be ledges under water that might have bass hanging our around them. Tomorrow is supposed to be 81° for the high. At least it will be comfortable while the Teams are out trying to have tooooo much fun. TheOFM.