January 27, 2006

Field Trip Foto Friday: Brazos Bend State Park

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Today's field trip spotlight is Brazos Bend State Park. Camping, Nature Center, Observatory, Fishing and more! We went on a camping trip with our friends at the end of the school-year and really had a blast. This photo is of Kaden on the gator hike with a little blue dragon fly on his snout. This is just one field trip of the many we took during our first year of homeschooling.

If you head out to Brazos Bend State Park, just beware of the roaming gators (who sometimes bask on the roads in the sunlight) and don't bend your face over the water (you never know who's glassy eyes are peeking out from below)! We got to see some wonderful alligators up close and personal - they were walking, basking, floating, and swimming! There was a huge one under the fishing pier that prevented us from catching anything. The nature center is educational. We even got to hold a baby alligator. The walking paths are enjoyable also. If you go out in the early morning, you can hear the alligators croaking to each other.

The shelters at the park are nice and screened in with electrical outlets (for your fan, light or crock pot). There are RV hook-ups and a little bait store down the road. Be sure to take your mosquito spray if you tend to attract them! I think we came home with a chigger or two, also.

The observatory is a nice plus to this fabulous park. Not a far drive South of Houston, Texas it is a wonderful place to camp and enjoy yourself.

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5 comments:

gnome said...

Now that's a funny photo. Thanks & cheers

Principled Discovery said...

Howdy, again. I was here last night, I think, although now I don't remember why. Anyway, I recently started my own little blogroll of fellow Christian homeschoolers posting lessons plans, tips, ideas, etc (dealing with lesoons) on Fridays. It looks like you are doing field trips on Fridays which is cool so I may add you as well : ) If you would like the code for the blogroll, let me know, and you can have links to the rest of us, too : )

Sprittibee said...

You are most welcome, gnome. Thanks for the comment.

Principled Discovery...
The blogroll sounds nice. Sure, send me the link. :)

Beth said...

Hi Sprittibee~
What a great pic!! Sounds like a great place to visit.

Sprittibee said...

Beth - Hey girl. I always like your photos also. Lately, I have not been reading much of other blogs. I need to stop over and see what is up with everyone else tomorrow after Church. :)

I enjoyed your holiday photos. I would love for someone to teach me more about the biblical feasts and celebrations so that we could incorporate them into our worship. I have a friend who has become a Messianic Jew in the past year or so. I envy her for all the wonderful enriching things they have added to their faith through the process.

 

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