Sunday, April 14, 2013

Daingerfield State Park–Texas of course

We nearly swam into Daingerfield State Park on Wednesday evening. It was POURING rain.  We decided not to unhitch but to just level the best we could, hook up, and try to dry out and get warm.  It was a cold 40 degrees.

This is a little lake with one loop of pull throughs and two loops of back in, short camping spots. All have all hookups.  The water does not taste so good, however. We are glad we put some home water in the tank when we left home, but wishing we had filled it up.  Oh, well, live and learn.  For now we hook up the water for everything then turn it off and draw water for tea, coffee and ice. When we run out, guess we will just have to take it or buy bottled water.

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Anyway, the park is really a very pretty area.  Here is a view of our back window.  There was steam coming off the lake.  Very cool looking04-10-13 Daingerfield St Park 03

 

 

Cute little island in the lake.  I thought there were fish out of the water at first but discovered it was just lots of water lilies blowing in the breeze.

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My “fish” lilies.  The lake has lots of them.04-11-13 Daingerfield St Park 0304-11-13 Daingerfield St Park 04

 

 

 

I think the trees with white blossoms are some sort of dogwood. Anyone have a clue?04-11-13 Daingerfield St Park 05

 

 

There is a swimming platform in the lake but it does say no diving, shallow water.

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This is a little store and an interpretive center, not open when we were there in the morning. And you can barely see this little red cardinal.04-11-13 Daingerfield St Park 1304-11-13 Daingerfield St Park 15

 

 

Our camping area.

 

 

Ross starting up one of the hiking trails around the lake.  Buddy leading the way of course.

 

 

  More dogwood?

 

 

 

 

 

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Ross just loved the bark on these trees.  Looked like alligator to him but it looked like an owl’s feathers to me. 

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The flowers of those trees up close.04-11-13 Daingerfield St Park 41

 

 

Not sure what this is growing along the floor of the forest but it was pretty.

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Not a very good picture of a butterfly but he was just so pretty – and fast.

 

 

 

 

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Daingerfield State Park–Texas of course

We nearly swam into Daingerfield State Park on Wednesday evening. It was POURING rain.  We decided not to unhitch but to just level the best we could, hook up, and try to dry out and get warm.  It was a cold 40 degrees.

This is a little lake with one loop of pull throughs and two loops of back in, short camping spots. All have all hookups.  The water does not taste so good, however. We are glad we put some home water in the tank when we left home, but wishing we had filled it up.  Oh, well, live and learn.  For now we hook up the water for everything then turn it off and draw water for tea, coffee and ice. When we run out, guess we will just have to take it or buy bottled water.

04-10-13 Daingerfield St Park 02

 

Anyway, the park is really a very pretty area.  Here is a view of our back window.  There was steam coming off the lake.  Very cool looking04-10-13 Daingerfield St Park 03

 

 

Cute little island in the lake.  I thought there were fish out of the water at first but discovered it was just lots of water lilies blowing in the breeze.

04-10-13 Daingerfield St Park 0604-10-13 Daingerfield St Park 0904-11-13 Daingerfield St Park 02

 

 

 

My “fish” lilies.  The lake has lots of them.04-11-13 Daingerfield St Park 0304-11-13 Daingerfield St Park 04

 

 

 

I think the trees with white blossoms are some sort of dogwood. Anyone have a clue?04-11-13 Daingerfield St Park 05

 

 

There is a swimming platform in the lake but it does say no diving, shallow water.

04-11-13 Daingerfield St Park 0604-11-13 Daingerfield St Park 0804-11-13 Daingerfield St Park 11

 

This is a little store and an interpretive center, not open when we were there in the morning. And you can barely see this little red cardinal.04-11-13 Daingerfield St Park 1304-11-13 Daingerfield St Park 15

 

 

Our camping area.

 

 

Ross starting up one of the hiking trails around the lake.  Buddy leading the way of course.

 

 

  More dogwood?

 

 

 

 

 

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Ross just loved the bark on these trees.  Looked like alligator to him but it looked like an owl’s feathers to me. 

04-11-13 Daingerfield St Park 3004-11-13 Daingerfield St Park 3304-11-13 Daingerfield St Park 39

 

 

The flowers of those trees up close.04-11-13 Daingerfield St Park 41

 

 

Not sure what this is growing along the floor of the forest but it was pretty.

04-11-13 Daingerfield St Park 44

 

 

Not a very good picture of a butterfly but he was just so pretty – and fast.

 

 

 

 

More from the next stop – where ever that is.  Thanks for stopping by.

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