Brazos Bend State Park…
We have had a LONG hot summer! It was time to get out of the house and enjoy this gorgeous fall weather!!
Tarzan said, “I want to go for a hike!”
“Oh, boy…muttered Jane!” Jane really isn’t into a lot of foot pedaling. Smile…
Tarzan said, “Let’s take Bossy Boy with us, he could use some exercise too.”
We jumped into the car and Jane says to Bossy Boy, “Are you excited to get to go to Brazos Bend State Park?”
This is the look I get on his face after I asked this question. I will let you be the judge of his answer.
When we take these little adventurous day trips, these two are always way ahead of me, for I am stopping every two seconds taking pictures.
I look up and see they are already on the fishing pier and intently looking over the rail.
What are they so intently looking at, I wonder?
Oh, MY!!!! No wonder Tarzan has Bossy Boy in a tight grip! Yikes!!
This alligator was only inches from them.
Bossy Boy was telling Daddy, “Let me at him, I can take him on!”
Calm down…you can’t get in there with him, silly boy!
I have to say, this place was delightful.
Hiking, Biking and Wildlife Viewing! There are almost 25 miles of hiking and biking trails, including an 8 mile equestrian trail system.
As you can see from the images, our trees don’t turn the vibrant colors of the northern states…sigh.
BUT, we get these beautiful golden rod flowers blooming everywhere to ring in the fall season.
Jane says, “Tarzan, can you pick me up tomorrow? I need to sit here for a while.”
I hope you are enjoying your fall weather, wherever that may be.
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Beautiful place (and great photos!). Looks just like our Metro Park here where we visit – that is, until I seen that alligator!
very beautiful and serene looking 🙂 Happy Weekend Laurie!!
Bossy Boy looks really brave, but I’m happy he was “tamed” and kept away from Mr. Big Teeth 🙂 Beautiful scenery!
A beautiful and scenic park, but don’t know about those gators. 🙂
Love the hike. The scenery is stunning. The colors are so vibrant.
So lovely – and the dog is adorable!
Your pup is just the sweetest…love that little face! But boy, that gator scares the pants off me!
Your 4 legged friend is adorable, but I don’t like to go anywhere where there are gators!!
What a terrific destination for a day trip! So glad you enjoyed your day, even if your feet were reluctant at first.
Great walk … but oh boy … at least the little furball didn’t jump!
What a lovely park! But that alligator is way too big and way too close for my comfort zone! 🙂
Beautiful! IS this back in Naples? It looks so much like where my in-laws took us.
oh my gosh, I would have freaked seeing that alligator so close! Great photos.
Lovely but the alligator gave me a bit of a fright.
Another wonderful adventure you have taken us on ….. awesome!
Yea, I probably wouldn’t trust my grip on my pet with that swimming in the swamp. Looks like a good hiking location.
I would love to go see an up North autumn, at least once. Your last photo had a lot of yellow. It was a gorgeous shot.
It looks like it was a beautiful day, Laurie, and Bossy Boy is just precious!
You may not have the Fall foliage of the northern states Laurie but the views are still so beautiful.
The treasures of TX.
Wow! I hope the Texas State Park will use your photos for their web site! Love the last two especially. Most people don’t know how beautiful Texas is.
I’m in love with Tarzan! 🙂
Love the last photo with the reflections and, of course, the ones with Bossy Boy. 🙂
Wonderful captures and such a cute little fellow, yeah at the fiist pic… 😀
What beautiful pictures and that alligator sure looked intimating. Glad that he was holding Bossy Boy tight. I also love the water and that last picture is wonderful. We had some nice fall colors this year.
I would love to see some of your fall color pics on your blog my friend!
I wish I had captured them on camera.There were a few times when we were out that I didn’t have my camera with me. They are starting to fade now. Next year will be different as going to capture WI seasons when we move there next Spring!
Quite the Gator!! I’ve never seen one “for real” … I’m sure it’s intimidating.
That last photo with the reflection (I’m so drawn to them) is wonderful as is your puppy!
Beautiful pictures! Glad you are enjoying a beautiful fall day! Our summer did not get too hot this year. Fall has been a bit damp and rainy – but we enjoy a day out when we can!
Beautiful place to walk… as long as the alligators aren’t hungry.
Wonderful images but I’m sure you knew I would absolutely love Bossy Boy 🙂
I sure know what you mean, I have to take rests on long walks!! Wow that gator looks intimidating! Sure glad your Tarzan had a hold of Bossy Boy!! Bossy Boy is sooooooo cute! Love the goldenrods!! Happy Monday (boo hoo) tidings and paraders for a fast weekend! Tee hee, Hugz Lisa and Bear
I’m distracted, because I’ve fallen for your precious dog. Enjoyed the set of images, but he stole my attention. Enjoy every bit of his affection.
Good for you for hiking in the heat!!