2021-02-25 Amistad Reservoir Park We drove the short 3 hour drive in the record time of about 6 hours, and so we arrived at our lovely camping spot along Lake Amistad. We now have our dog Nikki who is an extra addition to our family, and she required extra stops something we are only to happy to accommodate.
It is a first come first served kinda camping spot so we didn’t want to arrive to late and find all of the spots already taken. It was a mellow drive and a mellow evening for our first night in a realitively new popup.
The next morning we woke up to some dense fog that made for some spectacular views especially of the Pecos River Bridge.
Tomorrow we should be in Big Bend Ranch State Park!
Since the Covid lock-down Kim and I have been trying to take walks whenever we can. One of our favorite walks is through the Cibolo Nature Center located just outside of Boerne Texas. Usually, especially early in the morning when we prefer to walk, we have the place all to ourselves.
As the Texas summer temperatures heat up we try to take our walk earlier when there might be just a hint of coolness in the air.
This is a re-post of an article I wrote in March of 2015 when my wife Kim went off to fight the Ebola crisis in Africa. Now there are so very many heroes who are fighting on the front lines to get this new virus under control. Kim is now not able to help, but I know that she would be right there if she could.
What does a real life hero look like. Here is a picture of one of my favorite TV hero’s. I have watched Sylvester Stallone in the Rambo movies probably too many times to count. He sure looks ready for anything.
But what does a REAL life hero really look like? I think that it is somebody who just sees a need in the world, gets up and says, “Hey! I think I might be able to help with that.” They are just ordinary people who are as afraid of the unknown as we all are, but somehow, someway they rise above their fears. Like us, they sometimes wake up in the middle of the night sweating with fear, but still they rise up in the morning, have a cup of coffee and get on with what needs to be done.
What does a REAL life hero look like? She looks like my 72 year old wife who after helping stop the spread of Ebola in Liberia, Africa ( she says she had a lot of help from MSF, Doctors Without Borders) is now off once again, this time to Sierra Leone to hopefully do the same. She says she is going to try to stop the spread of Ebola there, so we don’t have to worry about it here. This Is what the face of a REAL true American hero looks like, and I am once again proud to be able to support her in her quest, and I hope all of you can do the same?
I know she would appreciate a thought or comment, a word of encouragement, or just a simple thank-you note as she begins her work of making the world just a little safer. She will be gone for the next two months. As I write this she is in the air on her way to Africa, and I couldn’t be prouder to call her my friend.
But of course that’s just my opinion!
Now after reading this isn’t there someone who you would like to thank. Then do it!
So we could not reset the temptation to take yet another drive up north into the Texas Hill Country to ogle over the bluebonnets, which are just starting to go to seed. In a few weeks they will be all gone to be replaced by many other, even more colorful wildflowers. Here are a few of my favorite images from our trip.
I just have to show off one of my photos that won second place in the DeWitt County Shutterbug contest. It is still one of my favorite images that I took on my last trip to Utah. Its called “Framed Mountain”. You can see all of the winners by going to their Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/dewittcountyshutterbugs