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Taken In Quartzsite Arizona Dec 7th 2015

Saturday, March 18, 2017

Lake Whitney Loop driving tour.

Where are we today ?
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      Wow just more amazing weather. A nice walkabout this morning after coffees and stuff 66 F at 6 am gotta love it. A walkabout the park and spotted some Texas Bluebonnets . They are so wonderful to see and only here in the spring time. We are so blessed.
Texas Blue bonnets
not quite sure what these are, but beautiful too
     At 9 am Suzie is outside in shorts so ya know it has to be a great day !
     Just after 9 am we decided to take a scenic drive around Lake Whitney. What a wonderful drive it was,
34 miles took us a couple of hours
    First stop we made was the McCown Valley Park. What a wonderful campground here right on the lake.
kids in the water and people fishing
nice drive through the park
excellent campsites too
across the bridge
     Checked out the cemetery here and the free range cattle just stared at us, "whatcha doing here" I could hear them say.
you looking at me?
foundation of the old school house that was here in the late 1800's
      More scenic drive and more Texas wild flowers, what a wonderful drive.
     Came to the Whitney Dam Powerhouse  another interesting stop along the way.
         Across the road was the Soldier's Bluff Park another very nice area, tent camping only but wonderful picnic areas and fishing as well.
people on the lake fishing
at the top of the dam
nice campsites here
     Back into Whitney found the Carver Homestead the oldest  home in town with an interesting history.
Carver Homestead 
     Next found the Benches  by the old pharmacy an interesting history here of them if you care can read about it HERE
   Then we found the museum but only open on the 2nd and 4th Saturday of the month. Would have been nice to check out.
not open today
    Next cruised a few historic streets to to check out a few very old homes here.
oldest church in town late 1800's
     Back home for lunch, another walkabout, Read for a while and chatted with another new neighbour. A single parent raising his 2 teenage children . Girl and boy after his wife passed from cancer. Very interesting story and looks like he has it under control.
       More reading and enjoying the weather then time to whip up supper. Tonight a couple of shrimp Kabobs to add to our salad,
not too long on our Weber Q
that was very tasty,
   Still outside 8 pm, enjoying this amazing weather, working on the blog and reading. Now how can we beat this kind of weather?
    Thanks for stopping by again and really hope you had and awesome day as well

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18 comments:

  1. What a nice drive.
    I didn't know you were a cow whisper George...lol

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    1. You didn't know that? One of my many hobbies.

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  2. Glad to see the weather is still holding out for you.
    Still too cold back home.
    Be Safe and Enjoy!

    It's about time.

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    1. We in not hurry just enjoying the slow journey home and new scenery.

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  3. I can't believe there's only 25 days until you go back into Canada! Time flies when you're having fun!
    Clancy

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    1. Yes it sure does fly by, and we enjoy every minute of it too.

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  4. I like to be down there sometime to see the fields of Blue Bonnets

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  5. another nice day in the south. Whitney looks interesting. Enjoy your stay.

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    1. It was a wonderful day, another area to hang our and enjoy.

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  6. Lake Whitney is a pretty area, glad you had a nice drive around the Lake. We camped at Steel Creek Park for free and loved it. Not sure if it is still free now because that was back in 2010.

    www.travelwithkevinandruth.com

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    1. It is a pretty area, this park is free for us with our membership and full hook ups, we could stay for 2 weeks if we like, but just moving on down the road soon.

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  7. A well spent day, with shrimp kabobs to finish it off. :c)

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    1. It was a wonderful and the shrimp so tasty.

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  8. Lot of history in many of the old Texas towns. Lake Whitney is beautiful and looks like Spring there. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. There is a lots of history especially in the small towns. Definitely spring time here.

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  9. The wildflowers in the spring in Texas are beautiful, especially the Bluebonnets.(We were in the hill country 2 years ago during Easter and we saw quite a few families having pictures taken sitting on the hillsides among the bluebonnets. We were told it is a springtime tradition, though, if you do watch for snakes.) Looks like a nice ride around the lake.

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