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February 26, 2011

Let's do it again

Only this time lets go someplace closer to our neck of the woods. No, my silly dear internets not literally “our” woods, but a few miles from us. Today’s trip-ah-long is to GW Jones State Park. I know we have lots of such places. Don’t look so surprised this is Texas, y’all. Yes I really talk like this. Yes I do almost sound like that little girl on the shake-n-bake commercial. Okay, I’ll say it, but only if you insist….It’s shake n bake n I helllped.


Nope, no cover fee, yelp the usual rules apply. Man, what y’all got sum sorta memory problem? Stay on the trail, stay quiet and stay together. Crap! Because this is Texas and we have big animals that eat little dear internets if they aren’t careful. Don’t make me Make y’all hold hands, it’s too hot for that today. Yes, this is a trip from last year, but y’all did so well with the last “pretend it’s now” trip I figured y’all could do it again. So yeah, use those imaginations of yours and let’s move out.


This is the pond at the front of the park. I suppose you could fish in it, but we did not bring any fishing gear. Did you? I didn’t think so on accounta you didn’t know about this tip-ah-long in advance, like I did and all.


Yeah the whole trail looks pretty much like this. Wide so a couple can old hands walking side by side and stopping to smooch ever now n again. Yes we do have a lot of pine trees. No, not near as many as the Pine Curtain, y’all remember that? Man, that was close. Just think I could be talking way funnier purdy layday.


Isn’t this some of the prettiest fungus you ever saw? Sorta like shells stuck to a log. H, E double hocky sticks I’m not gotta eat ‘em. No! You can’t either.


Ah, look the pond in back. I know, full of really cool cypress knees and big cypress trees. Now, if you’re not used to walking around knees, just be careful where you put your foot down. Some of ‘em are hard to see and you could twist an ankle or something. Maybe fall and slide in the water. No you don’t want to do that, it’s got gattors in it. Does so! No I don’t see any right now, but that doesn’t mean they aren’t there.

My goodness some of y’all sure are pushy. No, I didn’t. Did you bring sam-witches? Enough for everyone?

Yelp, that’s it. A small rural and woody park. A place, if you will, to just meander about and maybe sit a spell and write a poem or play fingers with your Beloved. Yes kids are allowed, just keep an eye on ‘em. You wouldn’t want them to be gattor bait, now would ya? Okay, got go. No I mean I need to leave…go find a toilet cause they sure don’t have any here.

See ya... Y'all come back now, ya hear. (statement not a question)

15 comments:

Brian Miller said...

looks like a pretty cool park...and i always keep my fishing pole in the back of the car...you never know when you just might need it...

Daisy said...

I'm afraid of gators!! I'm glad we didn't see any on this trip. Thanks for taking me along, Paige. :D

annell said...

Paige enjoyed your site. You live in my birth home. I recognize much of what you have on your site. I always say we are born with cotton in our mouth and cotton in our ears, and we can't hear or speak clearly. Thanks for your comments.

LauraX said...

love the funky fungus paige!

Jai Joshi said...

What a gorgeous place! That is some pretty fungus and yes, I promise I won't eat it.

Jai

Lydia K said...

You are right--that is some of the most beautiful fungus ever.

Thanks for making me your flashlight follower. :)

And I really enjoyed your picts!

Jannie Funster said...

I unlike Brian, do not tote fishing gear with me, but I might-could git some with my bare hands. Not likely! :)

I smell the pines. Beautiful.

play fingers, that sounds fun. Anything like thumb wrestling?

Really glad ya posted. I was all set to email if I'd seen ya hadn't when I popped over.

xoxo

Aunt Amelia's Attic said...

That was a nice little get-away! Even with gators near-by.

It's OK, 'cause I ain't gonin' anywhere's near the water!!!!!!!!! Just lookin', from over here, thank-you-very-much!

:-)

sheila said...

Wonderful! I love that shadow pic!

Snaggle Tooth said...

We can always use a virtual winter get away vaca nature walk... I didn't think TX had any Bears, wolves, or Panthers?
If I have a string n a safety pin, n find a twig, I have fishing gear- I was Girl Scout of America, remember? Or maybe I have a hairnet from work in a pocket I could use...
You know, I wanna eat the fungus! I never heard of "cypress knees" before. Such a knowledgable guide, U R! We could always go Gator fishing! We only need duct tape n a rope- got bait right here...
Awww do we hafta go? I duntwanna!

Thanks for the day trip!

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Paige .. great trail .. and with the changing seasons .. should be interesting. The fungus .. does look so pretty ..

Cheers and enjoy the time out occasionally .. Hilary

Jai Joshi said...

You have an award at my blog, Paige!

Jai

Dapoppins said...

somethin' 'bout ya'all is a makin' me type funny!

sheila said...

I just noticed that shadow pic looks like an ax above your head,, lol!

Deanna Schrayer said...

Paige, you are such a gracious hostess with the mostest. Thanks so much for taking us along on your day trip. I think you should do a vlog for the next one, so we can hear how you sound, (yes, I just watched Jai's). Keep that in mind!