Date: February 22, 2015
Tonight’s Location: Anahuac National Wildlife Refuge
Campground: Volunteer Campground
Mileage: End - 66259
Start - 65823
Total Miles for the day: 436
Weather: mostly cloudy
Temperature: start 37º
Year List: 112
Birds: Black & Turkey Vulture, American Crow, Red-tailed Hawk, Great Egret, Pileated Woodpecker, Double-crested Cormorant, Great Blue Heron, Northern Cardinal, American Kestrel, Mallard, Northern Mockingbird, American Robin, Meadowlark, Northern Harrier
We had quite a start when we turned on TV at 6 am and the Weather Channel was reporting ice in Dallas. We had LONG way to go to be south of a Dallas line. After listening for a few moments, however, we learned that the freezing rain and ice were to begin on Sunday night, and we would be way south by then.
When we got on the road, the sunshine from last night was gone, but we were truly blessed with almost no rain – again we threaded the needle, as John says, because we were south before the rains caught us – the showers just moved east slower than we moved south.
For lunch, we enjoyed for first What-a-burger for this year, and on the way down, we stopped at Winnie at the grocery to stock up a few items. This grocery is only 14 miles from our campground, which is a whole lot better than Big Bend, so we don’t have to be as stocked as we were there. After unpacking, we enjoyed left-over ribs from last night at Logan’s Roadhouse. The volunteers gathered for a campfire this evening and it was delightful listening to them all share their experiences. We excused ourselves early and have just collapsed.