Things have been pretty quiet around here. Our friends, Dave and Sue from Minnesota, have now settled in next door and are ready to do some volunteer work for the Corps.
We cooked dinner for them last Wednesday after they arrived and, when we walked out with them about 8:00 p.m., we were admiring the star-filled sky when all of a sudden a meteor of pretty good size streaked across for a good 10 seconds, leaving a streak of sparks and a long tail before dying out. Now, I understand that the meteor hunters are searching a 3-county area for meteorite fragments.
Judy and I have taken some time to explore the various campgrounds around the lake. One new area I have discovered is called "The Wetlands". I'll save further discriptions and discussions for a post in the near future.
Next week, the Corps has scheduled a burn to start a multi-year attack on the Johnson Grass that has invaded Texas pastures. The 120+ acres around us have a solid infestation that stands about 4 feet tall and will explode in an instant if someone throws a careless flame into it. The burn-off should make for some really interesting pictures, but we will definitely move our "house" to a "safe" location prior to it.
This is the view of our "back yard" and through our "back window" of the pastures to be burned. Hopefully, everything will go as planned!
Until next time...please keep checking with us!