We have been having some beautiful weather - clear bright blue skies, temps in the low 70's and just perfect for exploring. Today we decided to wander down to Weiner a tiny town with a population of 780 about 30 minutes south of us. It is in the middle of a large rice growing area and is a center point for collection of the rice. If you ever buy Riceland Rice - then you know where it comes from now. Needless to say about the most interesting thing there are the silos and the sign welcoming you :)
About another 10 minutes down the road is Lake Hogue. It is a very pretty lake and one of the few that is open to the public but is is used mainly by fishermen as there are no paths to walk around it or places to have a picnic. There are only really two places to even take photos, one is the boat ramp and the other is from dock they built for fishermen without boats.
From Lake Hogue we drove west for about 15 minutes until we came to MY Lake Poinsett State Park. At least here there are paths we can go walking on. Dweeb had Mom and I gawoofing like crazy though - there we were walking along and came across a branch on the path, Mom stepped over it and I jumped over it and we kept going - then Mom suddenly realized Dweeb wasn't with us. She turned around and there he was - way back on the path looking all worried and still trying to figure out how to get over the branch! Mom had to walk all the way back and show him how to step over it - doh!
When we finally reached the lake there was a special surprise just for Mom - MY wonderful park staff have installed a swing right there next to the water. Mom LOVES LOVES LOVES seat swings and we sat there happily for half an hour just enjoying the view and watching the ducks. Can you believe Mom said NOT to chase them - of coarse we didn't listen and chased them anyway :)