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...day tripin'

The two of us drove up to Lake Corpus Christi State Park and spent a few hours there, walking around the reservoir [except for Lake City side]. This vast lake retains water for the city of Corpus Christi and the surrounding areas. We enjoyed the quiet time of day. During the week, it's the best time to go to the reservoir...hardly anyone there except for the Winter Texans [out-of-staters]. The day was warm, sunny, a faint drifting breeze filtering the air...a perfect time to relax and walk and photograph the area for a blog post!! We saw very little birds while there -what we did see was one hawk, a couple of killdeer, ducks, egrets, cardinals, and a caracara.  While we were walking the banks of the lake in one area, a long-billed curlew flew in...that one I took several photos of 'cause it was so close to us!  But this time it wasn't about birding, it was more or less a road trip to get outdoors in the sunshine away from the hustle and bustle of the city traffic and noises of population...y'know? Here, I share a bit of our world just a 40 minute drive from home. Mainly of an 80 year old Pavilion [stones made by hand of a caliche and cement mixture] that still stands atop a cliff overlooking the lake and surroundings...













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  1. Great shots - have a lovely weekend!

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  2. seems like a lovely place to visit

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    1. ...it is...when it's quiet there, and not filled with campers and water skiers. Y'know?

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  3. Looks like a lovely day, and will have to see this place one day when i am down this way!

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    1. ...this time of year, it's perfect to enjoy the warm sun and cool air all at one time if that makes sense at all.

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  4. lovely photos, the paviliol looks very interesting

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    1. ...it's quite an historical accomplishment back in those days.

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  5. pavilion I meant there, sorry

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  6. I would so love to visit that old building... it is amazing and your photos are gorgeous... it is a little like Fort Pulaski in Savannah... parts of it remind me of the fort. it looks like maybe it was a jail?

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    1. ...nope, never a jail. Just the architectural design of it.

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  7. Beautiful images! I love the deep blue of the water against the grey stone, very pretty. You know, these images, with the stone walls and chunky architecture look quite medieval to me!

    Nice to meet you, Anni, have a super week ahead!

    Poppy

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    1. ...thanks Poppy. Nice to meet you today also!

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  8. The shadows on that long flight of stairs lead me on and on and on!

    First Evening Shadows

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    1. ....and on and on!! I did count the steps in each alcove, but forgot just how many there were...I recall 6 different areas to climb up and down.

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  9. it is a very pretty place right on the water as it is.

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    1. ...and here on the 'flat lands of Texas'...there were spots that there was quite a drop off to the water's surface.

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  10. A nice old place to poke around on a sunny day.

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    1. ...yes, it is a great place...especially when the fishermen and skiers aren't heavily populating the area.

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  11. Lovely photos ! Even with sunshine here it doesn't Compare to it there looks soo nice and warm there . Thanks for sharing . Have a good day !

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    1. ...the temperature that day was nearing 70 or more.

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  12. Sounds like it was a great trip! I've seen that pavilion and didn't know how old it was. Someone just told me yesterday they are seeing lots of snakes at the lake-

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    1. ...luckily we didn't see any snakes...but I'm sure they saw US.

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  13. Enjoyed the walk with you by pictures and print, thanks.

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    1. ,,,glad you enjoyed the trek around the reservoir Paula

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  14. Just glorious. I understand about getting away from the hustle and bustle! Lovely to see open water, too!

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    1. ...the ice and snow in Canada will soon be gone.

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  15. Beautiful place... it's really worth seeing...

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    1. ...it IS a pretty area! Thanks Viera

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  16. Years ago when I lived in Victoria, Texas I used to love to go to places on nice winter afternoons. Your photos brought back memories.

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    1. ...I love the area around Victoria...the river walk is awesome.

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  17. I would have loved to be with you, strolling along the pavilion. Those shots are the type I love of old architecture and shapes and forms. How wonderful! When I was looking through the grate out over the shingled roof I think I saw a piece of heaven.

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    1. ...it was so quiet and peaceful...just like a piece of heaven to be sure.

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  18. I, too, would have loved to go along on this outing. I so enjoy your photos. Blessings to you both this day.

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  19. It looks like a beautiful spot for a little getaway; being close to home makes it even better. I like the archways, the stone walls, the sense of history at this place. Thank you for sharing it at Sunlit Sunday, Anni.

    -Karen

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    1. ...thank you for hosting SS Karen!!

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  20. And such a lovely day for a walk- thanks for sharing!

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    1. ...thank YOU for visiting Terri.

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  21. Wonderful photos, a lovely place!

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  22. Your daytrippin looks like a blast! I'd like to be along on one of your trips, your photographs are just awesome!
    Have a wonderful day, enjoy the great weather!
    Nancy

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    1. ....it's foggy .... again. But at least it's not cold any more. LOL

      Glad you enjoyed this post Nancy.

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  23. The water is always a draw for me since I live inland but i think we are all drawn to the water as we are to the sun.

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  24. Wonderful...warmth and serenity! Great photos of a glimpse of your neck of the woods! Thanks! Smiles...Susan

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  25. What a pretty lake. I really like the pavilion too!

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    1. ...at least it wasn't icy, right?

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  26. Looks like you had it all to yourself, Anni - my kind of place. Sunny and above freezing here in Breckenridge, too. It almost feels like spring.

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  27. A nice trip. You saw some great sights

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    1. ...the pavilion was quite impressive knowing that they built it and made the 'bricks' by hand.

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  28. We love to get away from the hustle and bustle of traffic and people, too....love our nature trails! You are lucky to live so near so many places to go birding!

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    1. ...your area of Texas is a good place too, for birding!!

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  29. Lovely sunny shots of a great place to walk and escape the city.

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    1. ....yes, it was. Quiet and peaceful...not far from the interstate highway system, but no noise carried. It was a beautiful day.

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  30. Beautiful and clean place to explore!

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    1. ...thanks...it was a nice place that day.

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  31. What a nice way to spend your day and relax. Your photos are lovely.

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  32. Love the stone structures -- what a gorgeous place to ramble about :)

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  33. a neat place to escape to. :)

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    1. ...neat, when there is hardly anyone around!!! That made it all the better. :-)

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  34. Such a lovely place to visit and leave everything behind.

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  35. It looks like a wonderful place for a day trip and walk... Thank you for coming by sharing your creative photography on the Weekly Top Shot, #123!

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    1. ...thank YOU for hosting Madge

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  36. Just beautiful!! So often we overlook the interesting places close to home. I need to 'Day Trip' more! Thanks for sharing your day with US!!

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    1. I like your idea of day trippin' Linda....thrift stores.

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  37. This is a beautiful series of shots! Looks like a most interesting place to visit.

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    1. ...it was enjoyable...mostly the peace and quiet.

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  38. I'd love to see this place in person...enjoyed all your pics.

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    1. ...happy to know you enjoyed this Rose.

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  39. What a lovely place to visit! Wish I were there with you, Anni!

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    1. ...come on....I'll take you with me next time!

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