Thursday, January 24, 2013

1/24/13 - Walking The Dam Over You

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To shrug off the blues from jonesin for an RV, I packed up the furbabies and we went for a hike to somewhere new….. sort of.

We’ve been to Joe Pool Lake a million times – mostly at Cedar Hill State Park, but I had recently heard about a possible swim hole for Bentley at the base of the dam.  That boy LOVES to swim!  Plus, I needed a good, soothing view of water.  Being near water is always nirvana for me.  Since there’s no ocean nearby, we headed to the dam.

In my haste, I took off without camera or phone, so you don't get to see how happy he was frolicking in the water in the middle of winter.  Nonni wouldn't have any part of it.  My poor Ben – He can’t decide whether he’s a goat, a bird or a fish, but he’s quite certain he’s not a dog.  Bwah!

My goal is to work up the stamina to jog across the dam before it starts getting too hot in late spring or early summer.  The trouble will be getting back across.

Bwah10!






9 comments:

  1. glad he got a swim in even in the cold... i don't know what it is about water views, but it is the most calming thing for me. when i got divorced and life was a MESS i would take my folding chair to the beach, park it in the edge of the water, so my feet were in it, and sit and stare and stare and listen... free therapy

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    1. @ Sandra - you and I are so much alike! :)

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  2. I shiver just thinking of swimming right now..lol. Sounds like you had a nice time.

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    1. @ Ann - Monday it was 88 here and yesterday and today a good 30 degrees cooler - at most. At this rate Bentley will have to wait until June for me to join him. :)

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    1. @ Susan - Bentley would have gone swimming when we were at the lake with you if I had let him! He's a nut-nut. :)

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  4. Have you ever hiked the Cedar Ridge Nature Preserve, just across FM1382 from Cedar Hill State Park? It is really such a beautiful area for hiking. No water over there, but with the old growth cedars and limestone escarpment, you would swear you were in the Hill Country...nice trails over there.

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    1. @ Suzanne - Hello! I see from your blog that you are an outdoors"man" like me. :) You bet! CRNP is fantastic! I especially like the back trails - the ones less trod. You can see a pic of Nonni and Bentley on one of our favorites on my 2/25/12 blog post. Maybe we'll see you there one day!

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