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Normally, I go for an early morning walk by myself, and just around the 'hood! But, to be different and get dear man out of the house and get the stink blown off him get him a'walkin' a bit too, I suggested we go to a little burb just about 15 miles northwest of Corpus ---called Calallen. The Nueces River runs through part of the park, and just over the fencing is a country club golf course. The park itself has marshes and a pond where a lot of fowl -bird activity- can be found year 'round. I didn't see any hawks [it's not migration season] but I saw cardinals and mockingbirds and white-winged doves flitting across the walkway/drive. At the pond were ducks...but the observatory platform was so overgrown with vines and bush that neither one of us thought it a good idea to be walking off the pathway. Snakes love this area. And I'm not a snake person. So ---getting photos of the ducks and waterfowl was out of the question.

After our walking, and the heat of the morning was building we climbed back in the car and drove around the full circle of the drive/walkway. About a mile out, there is the Nueces River [pronounced NEW AY SEAS]. I couldn't believe my eyes when out the window I see Spanish Moss hanging off some of the trees on the riverbank. I love this stuff. Makes me feel like I'm on the set of Gone With the Wind, and I'm just inches from the plantation!

You can click on the images to enlarge them. [the one that has the blue lake is looking through the overgrown bush where the observatory platform is.] The one with the flag is looking beyond the park itself to the Country Club Golf Course Club House.

The rest are the river and the moss.

It was a beautiful day. We ended up going back to town [still Calallen] and stopped at their Super Center Wal Mart. I wanted to get the new DVD that came out today. The 2nd of the National Treasure. We'll watch it in the evening. We then took the backroads...the country roads to reach home.

Since it was so hot, we stopped at the airport and had an icy beer while we watched the jets take off and land. [I have photos of that too, but will post them another day.]



  2. I love the picture, you were so cute.

  3. Anni,

    Loved your childhood photo. Caught red-handed?

    Spanish moss is one of my favorite things. It also reminds me of Gone With The Wind. The boys saw it when we took the vacation earlier this year. They were amazed.

    Thanks for sharing. Enjoyed my visit, as always. Your new look is so peaceful and tranquil. You have such talent.


  4. You were an adorable child. What a sweet face.

    Thanks for the walking tour!

  5. Looks like you had the same nature as a child as you do now:)

  6. That's a cute shot of you. Caught bare hands with chocolate. :)

    Glad you enjoyed a nice walk. Lovely photos.

    You may find my WW here.

  7. Bet those childhood picture brought back some memories :)
    Thanks for the park way :)

  8. Awesome pictures--the one of you is awesome! The others, beautiful.

  9. You were quite mischievous then. :) The look is priceless.

  10. That's funny I have a similar picture of me because I had been photographed, lol ! I like your new blog dress !
    I also am busy to prepare my post about Greece and have to catch up the week I wasn't here, lol !

  11. Sweet memories. ... your mischevious innocent looks must have won ur Mom's heart.

    Enjoyed reading the trip too. :)

  12. You Chocolate sneaker you!

    Cute photo.

    And Ms. Anni, the new look is awesome. I love the blue - VERY calming. And I need some calm in my life!!


  13. cool photos of the Nueces River!!

    happy WW!

  14. I love spanish moss too Annie. It's a shame that I don't get to see it. Beautiful photos though. Happy WW.

  15. Anonymous5/21/2008

    What a Cutie! Thanks for sharing

    Happy WW!!

  16. What was she caught doing? I love those old candid shots.
    Your walk in the park photos are gorgeous too.
    Thanks for sharing

  17. hehe you totally has that "I got caught with my hand in the cookie jar" look!

    Happy ww!

  18. What a sweet childhood pic! And I love the location shots too :)

    Happy WW and thank you for stopping by!

  19. You look so sweet.
    I can't get out of here not telling you your photos are beautiful, specially your walk with hubby.
    The airial plant hanging on the tree branch are beautiful.
    Every photos on that lake is beautiful.
    happy WW.

  20. That is a great picture!!! You can not fake that expression!

    Yum chocolate! :-)

  21. Sherrie5/21/2008

    Do let me know how the movie was, Im so behind on movies here in Germany and I am always wanting to know a good one to get!

  22. I absolutely love that picture! That explains it all!

    As for your walk, isn't it great when those little miracle moments appear, when the connection is made?

    Thank you.

  23. You look so cute in the photo!

    Happy WW!

  24. Gorgeous!

    PS. You're adorable.

  25. That looks like an awesome place.
    I'm sure my dogs would love it there :D!

    Happy WW!

  26. That's such a sweet and cute picture of you as a kid!!! love it.
    That place sounds wonderful, I like the name of that river since Nueces means walnuts in Spanish. And I love walnuts! lovely pictures.

  27. Awww! So cute! Hope it was worth gettin' caught! Enjoy your day!

  28. Cute photo of a choco thief!

    The Spanish moss photos are so pretty. We don't have that up here in the "Deep Freeze".

    Hope you can stop by and see the sandcastle for my WW. Have a great day!

  29. Adorable shot, Anni! Lovely shots in the park! :D

  30. That's an adorable shot of you. Sounds like a great walk and I enjoyed those shots too.

    Carver Wordless

  31. Anonymous5/21/2008

    That picture of you as a kid is GREAT! I love it!

    The other photos are beautiful too--looks like a lovely walk :)

  32. AWWWWWWW so cute with a chocolate all over youe face,,That sounds and looks like a lovely walk.. AWWW did you say Beer! yes please...

  33. Thanks for the lovely walk in the park. No chocolate though. MB

  34. Cute picture... I'm pretty sure there are many scenes from my childhood just like this one but fortunately for me they weren't captured on film!

    Enjoyed the stroll! Thanks for taking me along!

    I hope you get a chance to check out my WW post for today!

    Just Some Thoughts

  35. I wondered who was in the 1st photo and how fun to discover it’s YOU … misbehaving to boot! What wonderful photos from your walk!!! Makes me want to head outside, but I’m trying to be good and do some ‘catching up’ in the Blogosphere first. My view is certainly different than yours but the weather has cooled off significantly so walking in a little while should work.

    Love the lyrics and am happy for your daughter!

    Today I've shared things I've learned in the 3rd session of my beginning Photoshop Elements class ... at SacredRuminations and Small Reflections ... so I hope you'll drop by to see. Maybe I’ll get around to this week’s OSI on Friday when I do Haiku anyway?
    Hugs and blessings,

  36. Hi there Annie, I have been exploring around your place, you have a lot for me to see and figure out here as a new blogger...your page is beautiful and so different...unique. I like the pix of you as a kid...I will go back and read some more now..thanks.

  37. Finding old photos is always great - this is beautiful!

  38. I got to see Spanish Moss for the first time last summer! It is beautiful!
    You were a cute little girl! Thanks for sharing this and the pictures of the Spanish moss!! Love and hugs Grams

  39. What a cute picture of you as a kid!! I loved the pictures of your walk. I LOVE the moss as well. I just think it's beautiful!! Thanks for taking us along! Love the new look you have here as well!!

  40. Gotta love those childhood pics! I love live oaks with their Spanish Moss...they always look so graceful, as your photos show.

  41. Love the photo - that's so great! Reminds me of a picture we have of my sister, around 2 years old, caught red-handed (or brown) with her hands in a container of Nesquick!

    The other pix are just beautiful! Very nice. :D

    I like the new site design, too. Good stuff!

  42. That is an awesome photo! Definitely got the deer-in-the headlights look going on. I bet the chocolate was worth it, though!

    Thanks for stopping by my WW post!

  43. So cute! Ur lucky to have ur childhoo d pics, as for me they are now gone because of fire :(