Thursday, August 13, 2009
Brazos Bend State Park, TX
The torential rains started coming down right as we arrived at the park. This place is so green and lush it looks like a tropical rain forest!
Our last surprise of the night was just after sunset. We heard a ruckus coming from under the bus. This park is well known for its alligator population...could we actually have a gator under the RV? And WHO is going to stick their nose out and check??? We taped the webcam to the end of the broom and stuck it out the door...too dark to see anything...what could it be?! Finally the curiosity was killing me so I bravely hefted my flashlight and lept off the stairs, ready to dash back inside if it runs at me... Haha! It was just a couple of racoons digging in the trash after they had craftily opened the rubbermaid I had sealed that trash up in!
I'm posting the pics I have now, maybe Chris can post the webcam recording from last night. We never did get a really good picture of the coons but you can hear me saying, "Well, what will scare coons away?" And Chris says, "Nothin'." :)
This morning we awoke to find a new neighbor, a big banana spider right outside the front door! Now we're going to go look for some alligators and then Chris has some work to do.
I'm sure I'll get lots more pictures of the amazing wildlife here!