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10K at Lake Livingston State Park

Saturday, August 16, 2014

So many trees lost. First Hurricane Ike in 2008 damaged a lot of trees. Then it was draught 2009-2011. It gave the insects a foothold and the trees have been coming down. It takes a lot of work just to keep the trails open.



Part of the walk is on boardwalk because this was once a swampy area. Hopefully it will be again soon.



Some pretty morning glories gave a spot of color.

  
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DEB62BIE62 8/17/2014 4:34PM

    Very nice. emoticon

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Dallas Downtown 10K

Saturday, August 09, 2014

I normally take around 25 pictures during a walk. I took 60 during this walk. There is a lot to see in Dallas. Beautiful churches like this one.



Interesting sculptures like this Pegasus.



Nice old homes that have been turned into office space.



And colorful murals.

  
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DEB62BIE62 8/11/2014 10:01AM

    Dallas is not my favorite place, but I didn't realize there were so many beautiful things in Dallas. Thanks for sharing.

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HIKING-4-ME 8/10/2014 6:57AM

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Rusk 10K

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Yes, it was hot. It was 96 by the time we finished. We had shade but the humidity was high and there was little breeze. Still I'm glad we got out and did it.

There were lots of pretty houses like this one.



Downtown was decorated nicely and the shops were open. It wasn't a ghosttown like some places.



There were lots of others out enjoying the walk.



And we walked across the Worlds Longest Footbridge...

  
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KOFFEENUT 7/13/2014 11:44PM

    Wow - I've been through Rusk but never spent any time there, and didn't realize what lovely homes were in the area. Thanks for sharing some photos of (what looks like) a fun day!

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DEB62BIE62 7/13/2014 7:22PM

    Thanks for sharing.

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GINNABOOTS 7/13/2014 3:04PM

    emoticon Glad you enjoyed your walk. Beautiful pictures! Thank you for sharing.

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144AUTUMN 7/13/2014 1:24PM

  Keep up the good work!!

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Walk with us in Rusk July 12

Wednesday, July 09, 2014

I've reported on the walks after we did them, this time I thought I'd invite everyone out to walk with us.

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DEB62BIE62 7/9/2014 7:38PM

    Would love to come, but it is really far. Thanks for the invite. Maybe if there is one that is closer sometime.

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Bryan 10K

Saturday, July 05, 2014

We walked in Bryan today. We started at 8am when it was 74. It quickly warmed up though. We had some shade and an occasional breeze. Bryan is an interesting town with lots of history.



This "Astin Mansion" was built in 1901. it was bought by a man named Porter in 1946 and he made some changes to it. Very nice!



We passed four or five of this decorated locomotives placed around town.



The park was decorated for the 4th of July celebration.



There is another park that has a "Presidential Walk" with plaques. Unfortunately, some vandals have messed some of them up.

  
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DEB62BIE62 7/7/2014 7:34PM

    I guess vandals have nothing better to do with their time. Lots of history in all of your walks. Love history.

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DJ4HEALTH 7/6/2014 1:52AM

    looks very nice and it is a shame that other people can't seem to not destroy others property

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JAMBABY0 7/5/2014 7:25PM

    very nice pics thanks for sharing

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