Day 2 – The Hounds of the Baskervilles

Posted: November 30, 2010 in Thanksgiving 2010 trip
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November 21, 2010

Woke up fairly early this morning to find the campsite in a blanket of fog.  It reminded me of the Scottish moors.  I took some pictures of the campsite and camper to capture the moment. Andrew and Shyla are slow to awaken this morning.  I know Andrew is probably fairly tired after driving all day yesterday.  He really spoils me when we travel.  For the most part Andrew always does all the driving.  I assume the role of navigator.  We have decided to relax today. After a breakfast of french toast, eggs, and bacon (hmmm…yummmm…..yeah we know maybe not the most healthiest but we are allowed some treats on vacation) we decide to take a walk around the park…gotta walk off that breakfast of course!  Shyla is much better these days and with the park as quiet as it is she is able to run to hearts content off the leash to this tree and that taking in all the smells that the present occupants have left for her. The weather is unseasonably warm.  Last year at this time it was sunny but the wind gusts blowing cut right through the clothing leaving you chilled to the bone.  This morning I was able to walk around most of the morning clad only in a pair of sleep shorts and a t-shirt.  So as we walk we find ourselves warming up quickly.  Shyla however has no problems cooling down as we head towards the waters edge as she dives in for a quick cool off. Oh the benefits of the dogs life!  The water in this lake is crystal clear and even the waters bottom consists of fine sediment and so does not get murky like most the lakes in Texas do.  Many lakes in Texas are very fishy smelling but we have not found that the case in Arkansas.  I wonder if it is the soil that makes the difference. As we stroll we have noticed the lake levels seem very low this year.  Based on the shoreline it would seem that the water has dropped several feet this year.  It was a very dry year in our part too. Later that afternoon close to sunset the clouds and mist finally cleared away.  Not too cold but just enough we decided to light up a fire in the pit.  Watching the sun set Andrew popped off a few great shots of the sun setting on the horizon across the lake.  I say popped off lightly but I am awed at his artistic abilities to capture that perfect pose.  I tried a few of the fire but his were way more dynamic and so I have included his instead.

view at the end of peninsula at sunset

view at the end of peninsula at sunset

We had good intentions of watching a movie on the portable player but all that fresh air really must be good for you.  By 8 pm I felt as if it was midnight and was having trouble keeping the eyes open.  By 9 pm I was out!

  1. Bev/Mum says:

    Any fish in that there lake?

    Great photos – feel as though I am there with you – can even smell the fresh air and feel warmed by your glowing fire. It is unseasonably cool and still quite a bit of rain here even though Summer commences tomorrow.

    Shilah looks so good and great shirt Andrew. How about a photo of you Sharon?

    lots of love Mum x

  2. Beth says:

    I loooooooooooooooooooooooove these pictures. Absolutely beautiful!!!!! Love the one of Shyla!

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