Weird Places

The husband is using up some vacation days before he loses them so we’ve been going out, doing some Christmas shopping and taking time to explore in the area.

We are about 3 and a half months living here now and I like to get out, explore, put my feet on the ground and get a feel for the place and “own” it.

Husband is a bicyclist and wanted to check out a greenway and some trails in a town near us, so we went out and found this really weird place.


It was near the banks of Spring Creek and in an area that was horribly flooded during Hurricane Harvey. We first came upon these tree, cedars, I think. very swampy and quiet except for the splashes of frogs or turtles taking shelter in the water.

Up a small hill and we saw Spring Creek.



You could still see evidence of rising water and flooding.


You can see a little from this shot that almost all the smaller trees were bent to my left. The creek is on my right here. I can’t imagine the water being that high, but it was weird how all the trees were bent in one direction and there were leaves and branches and trash high up in the trees and it couldn’t have gotten there except by rising water. Scary to think of that much water.

Kind of a spooky place.

Over and out,




Day Trippin’

One of my favorite things to do these days is to get in the car and explore places I’ve never been. The husband and I just like to drive and see things. So, Monday we went down to Matagorda Bay. A beeeeeautiful place!

Before we left we ate at a local, interesting place that we’ve driven by many times and finally figured out their hours. It’s called The Treehouse Cafe and while it’s not actually a treehouse, it is a little shack tucked away in the woods. You have to walk down a path to it and whoever built it and decorated it has quite the sense of humor. While we enjoyed the uniqueness of the place we also found that the food was really quite good.


Then we headed south toward the Gulf. We crossed the Colorado River and saw a dinosaur.



And not very long later we were at Matagorda Bay.


We will definitely be making a return trip.