More Adventures with Daisy 2007-08 travel blog

Daisy and Sweet Pea in Knights Bluff Camping Area

Sunset over Wright Patman Lake

Park Ranger Discussing Wildlife and History of Area

Arrowhead Trail - Dena Kelley Examining Vine on Tree

Arrowhead Trail - Spider Web on Tree Trunk

Arrowhead Trail - Hollow Tree

Arrowhead Trail - Hollow Tree

Arrowhead Trail - 'Totem Pole' Burned Tree Stump

Arrowhead Trail - Woolly Worm at Base of Tree

Arrowhead Trail - Lichen on Tree Stump in Shape of T

Betty Scott Demonstrating Harp to Children


THURSDAY

This morning I slept very late. so I felt much better today. I took an antihistamine last night, which gave me some relief from my itchy fire ant stings. We had more rain last night and today it was a bit chilly for much of the day.

Today several more members of the Lazy Dazers arrived. One couple had to cancel because the lady had fallen down the stairs and broken her collar bone. She had to have surgery. We are very sorry for her.

Tonight we had a potluck dinner. Only one person brought dessert. This is the first time I've ever attended a potluck meal when this happened. Usually there are too many desserts!

FRIDAY

Today it was windy and chilly so I didn't do much except hang around with some of the others at the pavilion. We had large tarps on one side to protect us from the wind but it still was cold. I finally went back to my rig to put on another layer and my denim jacket.

Tonight we had potluck again but this time there were several desserts. After dinner we had our business meeting, which is always rather informal. We discussed plans for the fall 2008 and spring 2009 rallies. I hope to attend both of them. This chapter was founded in 1999, so next spring's rally at Land Between the Lakes in Kentucky will be very special. (www.lbl.org)

SATURDAY

Today was another chilly, windy day. We started at 10:00 with a talk by a park ranger. He discussed the wildlife and the history of the area. It was originally inhabited by the Caddo people, who arrived here about 6,000 years ago from, it is believed, what is now France.

After the ranger's talk, several of us played table games until we became too cold. Then we went to a more sheltered section and sat behind the Shaw's rig and played RackO for a little while. It was much calmer and warmer back there. Then Dena and I walked on the Arrowhead nature trail and saw some interesting plant life. We heard a great many species of birds but didn't see them. Since neither of us are birders, we couldn't identify them by their calls.

Tonight we all carpooled to Queen City to eat at a new restaurant, the Silver Spur Texas Grill. Joyce had placed all our orders this morning so they could be better prepared for our large group. When we arrived, they seated us according to our names. They were fairly efficient and were very pleasant. We had a room to ourselves, which is a definite plus.

This has been a good rally in spite of the chilly weather. I'm looking forward to the next one.

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