again, the pictures are an assortment between Pixel or Lumia cell phone and Nikon camera
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|This is Stop #2|
The purpose for stopping here was to visit a local museum. It is the Pearce Museum located on the Navarro College campus. It is actually three museums in one. They have one each on the pre-history of Texas, old Western art and fancy art. All for $6.00. I've been to a lot of museums around the country and I would rank this one a little above average. I did see some new type of art I had never seen before. It is called "scratch art" or "scratchboard art". That was interesting and I would like to see more of it. Very intricate work.
Argentine Ants!!!! I first heard of them last year when I was looking into a campground south of Dallas. On the reservation page, there was a warning that the campground had several locations of Argentine Ants and campers were warned to be prepared in case they infested their RV. Well, that warning was enough for me to look for a different campground. I never heard of them again until I started reading the fine print on the reservation confirmation email from this campground. The email gives you directions to the campground and other standard stuff. However, when I read the finer print for this campground, they mentioned those Argentine Ants. They advised campers to place poison around their wheels, landing gear, electric cables, water lines, etc. I called the Corp office for advice and they said there wasn't any special type of poison. They were still trying to find out what worked the best. I stopped at Walmart on my way here and looked their poisons over to see if any mentioned Argentine Ants. Nope, none mentioned them, so I picked up some fire ant poison. When I got to my campsite, I didn't see any ant hills so I didn't put out the poison. I talked with another camper who was local and he said the ants are mostly dormant right now due to the weather and rain. I checked online and apparently the magic temperature is 50 degrees. They should have mentioned the ants boldly on their reservation page. If they had, I wouldn't have stopped here. We will see if I have any stowaways when I pull out tomorrow. I've been keeping a close eye and so far, so good.
The rest of this post will be some pictures from around the campground. I was able to wander around between the rain. It was cold and windy a lot of the time.
|This is the campsite picture. No ants in site, so far.|
|These bare trees are all over the campground. Some are short and twisted and others are full and rounded like this one. I haven't found out the name of them yet. Maybe some type of Elm? I bet that is a favorite picnic location during the summer.|
|A thinking bench in the museum. All those drawers are filled with arrowheads. A lot of them.|
|A pair of thinking benches at the end of a peninsula jutting into the lake.|
|How about a floating bench? The waves had it rocking and rolling.|
|Lastly, what I think is a Great Blue Heron. The little ponytail of black feathers on the back of the head means he is a male heron. The guy was standing alone, looking out across the lake. I wonder what he was thinking about?|