We are joining My GBGV Life and Cascadian Nomads in their #DogWalkingWeek celebration. The idea is to think of ways to get those peeps motivated to take you out EVERY day for a walk and an adventure. Our third motivation is "go find a big lake to walk around and look for something odd".
Many of you have already seen that I have quite a few lakes in MY parks that we like to visit but the biggest by far is Lake Charles at 645 acres. Lake Charles is also a State Park and is just down the road from the park we went to yesterday. This lake has 7 boat ramps, a swimming beach, beautiful picnic areas and lots of walking trails.
There is also a wonderful campground for tents and RV's and right by the lakes edge they have a Yurt (a round tent - which is not something you see everyday and is soooo cool !!!!) There is a barbecue you can use on the deck and then you can sit inside to have your dinner away from all the mosquitosauruses.
We also went down this funny named "Mockernut Trail" but didn't go far because the bridge had washed out and we couldn't cross the ravine. We did find out that Mockernut is actually another name for hickory nuts and that are a favorite of the woodpeckers that live in the area. Mom says when it is a bit cooler we will go back and explore some of the longer trails in the park.
It was getting quite warm so we headed back along the beach and did a bit of dock sitting as there was a nice cool breeze coming across the water and it was here we found our second 'odd' thing although Mom says it wasn't odd at all (it sure looked odd to us) It was a big old blue crane and stood about 3 foot tall. Mom was able to get a great photo of him using the telephoto lens. We actually saw quite a lot of them and figured they like the fishing there.