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Saturday, April 14, 2012

Off to the Texas Hill Country

Leaving Lake Conroe, we headed due west to Medina Lake

just out of San Antonio. ..which is still showing

the devastating effects of the Texas drought. . .

2011-03-31 Medina Lake - view of the lake just out of Bandera TX

We took this pic exactly one year ago. ..at the beginning of April 2011

2012-04-01 Medina Lake in drought

and exactly one year later, April 2012. . .

2012-03-29 Cows grazing on the lake bed - Medina Lake TX

the previous pics were taken on the south end of the lake near the dam.

Six miles north, where the Thousand Trails RV Park is in Lakehills, TX

the lake bed is so dry. . .the cows are grazing on it. 

That’s the Medina River you see in the center of the pic. . .

last year,  Dave caught about a 3 lb catfish,

from the bluff where he is now standing to take this pic. . .

It’s gonna take a lot of rain north of here to fill all this back up. . .

2012-04-05 Medina Lake Thousand Trails TX

The fabulous thing about this park is the wildlife. . .

2012-04-04 Medina Lake Thousand Trails TX Texas Jack Rabbit in Motion

Texas jack rabbit in motion. . .

2012-03-31 Female Black Chinned Hummingbird sitting on nest - Peterson Field Guide - page 245 -Medina Lake - Lakehills TX

a mama hummingbird on her nest. . .the nest was about the size of a ping pong ball. . .

this pic is taken with an 800 zoom lens. . .could never have gotten it without that lens.

2012-04-08 Scissor Tailed Flycatcher - Medina Lake Thousand Trails - TX

the aerial acrobatics of the scissor tailed flycatchers were amazing. . .

2012-04-09 Scissor Tailed Flycatcher

and so was Mama flycatchers nest building abilities. . .

2012-04-08 Hope Center - A Portrait of Love - Easter Sermon by Nathan Scoggins - with artist depiction

Both weekends that we were at San Antonio,

we attended services at Hope Center,

where Nathan Scoggins is doing an incredible job as the pastor. . .

2012-04-08 Hope Center - A Portrait of Love - Easter Sermon by Nathan Scoggins - with artist depiction

on Easter Sunday, the artist rendered this painting

as Rev. Scoggins brought the message

“A Portrait of Love”

2012-04-12 Glen Rose TX - finally got the rig waxed

While we were at Lake Medina, we also managed

to get our RV washed and waxed. . .

which makes me a very happy camper!

Next we are off to visit Dave’s Aunt and Uncle in Granbury TX. . .

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