Friday, November 25, 2011

Cramming a couple posts together

I've decided to create my New Orleans post at a later date cause I'll never get caught up otherwise.

As I mentioned, we made it to Texas. Lots of very tall bridges.

We parked the trailer at the Sea Rim State Park in Jefferson County, Texas. Took a drive on the beach to get a feel for the place.

Wore shoes on my 9 miler because there were many shells and jelly fish.

It's very sad to see these beautiful animals washed ashore.

The beach was so awesome....... I felt like the only person on earth.

If it weren't for the extreme humidity and zillions of mosquitoes (was posted that there were 60 varieties), I could have stayed there forever.

I've never experienced such extreme humidity. It actually collected on the screens.

When the water started dripping down the walls and spraying onto the furniture we had to close the windows........ very uncomfortable sleeping at night.

A hurricane destroyed the park years ago. It's very sad that nothing seems to have been done to restore it.

The day we left, we took one last drive on the beach....... And we were off to Village Creek State Park in Lumberton, Texas.

I was having a great time on my 6.5 miler...........

....... Then I met this guy (or gal).

As I ran over it I thought "Hmmmmmmm, Weird looking stick, dead snake?"

Then it lunged, mouth open, hissing, and took a snap at me EEEEEEK.

I turned around and took another path =D

During this trip we were parked next to another Airstreaming couple.........

John and Susan invited us to share in their Thanksgiving dinner (super awesome people). They even had it a day early to accommodate us.

Got to taste some Texas home cooking. Mashed sweet potatoes with marshmallows on top and corn bread dressing to name a couple dishes. Yummy stuff!!!!!

Gotta love Texas hospitality.

Location:Farm to Market Road 1374,New Waverly,United States


Big Daddy Diesel said...

I love your adventures..... minus the snake

northernbliss said...

You might want to check out the species of that snake - looks like something you don't want to mess careful out there - please.

Unknown said...

I tried identifying the species...... But couldn't find anything that looked like it. I'm guessing by the length of the snake that it's young. I understand that they can change colours as they age. I do suspect that it was poisonous.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful pictures and wow that is a lot of humidity! That jellyfish is so pretty, sad it washed up!

Glad that snake did not get you!

Christy @ My Dirt Road Anthem: A Runner's Blog said...

Ha, that anonymous was me, I clicked on the wrong thing :)

financecupcake said...

Wow, did you take that picture of the jelly fish? Is that just something you came across on your run? I can't stop staring at that picture!

Geez, reading about (and seeing) the snake freaked me out! Were you very scared? I worry that I wouldn't be able to outrun a darn snake.

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Unknown said...

Thanks for the comment Christi! There were at least 20 dead jelly fish...... So sad.

Hi Christina

I did take the jelly fish photo.  There were so many on the beach.......... Every beach that I've been that meets up with the Gulf of Mexico seems to have dead jelly fish.  Each beach has carried a different variety.  This one was exceptionally vibrant. 

The snake really startled me...... I thought every stick was a snake after that.  It didn't try to follow me so I took the picture........ I would have liked to have gotten closer to check him out but I was a big chicken ;-D

Fruit Fly said...

That hissing snake is rather freaky!

I have never seen a jellyfish like that. Here in Oregon the ones we see on the shore are always very small and clear. I had to look at the big version of that blue one and share it with my mom. Very pretty - but also sad that they wash ashore like that.

That is so lovely that the other people invited you to join them for Thanksgiving dinner!

Lindsay said...

that's pretty cool about the other airstreaming couple to have thanksgiving with you! never knew jellyfish were blue - always thought clear. no thanks on the snake! :)

financecupcake said...

Your jelly fish photo is now the background picture on my laptop.

I'm doing a 50-miler Q&A series on my blog, and I was wondering if you would have time to answer a few questions for me. If so, please email me: christi dot patterson at gmail dot com