1. a nestling
2. an unfledged, or not-yet-feathered bird, specifically, a nestling hawk or falcon.
When we arrived at Stephen F Austin in January. . .
this was how our campsite looked
and only three short months later. . .
completely green. . .all the tree canopies filled out. . .just beautiful
For the most part, we have enjoyed being Park Hosts at
Stephen F Austin State Park in San Felipe TX,
and wanted to share just a few of the projects we have taken part in. . .
cement work. . .I’ve never been that close to a cement truck in my life. . .
finished project looks great. . .I also painted the barbecue pit. . .
assisted with painting the eaves around the perimeter. . .
and putting a second coat of stain on the cedar. . .fun!
helped with staining the furniture. . .that was some potent stain. . .let me tell you! Wow. . .
this itty, bitty little woman, Donna, built all that massive furniture you saw in the previous pics. . .
I don’t even know how she managed it. . .but she did a great job!
here’s the extent of my building ability. . .
Dave and I put together these bird feeding platforms for the Wildlife Area. . .
gave intern Brittany a ride to the river to release a catfish
that had outgrown the aquarium in the Nature Center. . .
took 100 kindergartners on a hike. . .25 at a time. . .
Ranger Lisa took the other 100. . .so 200 kindergartners total. . .
it was quite a day!
Mulched the Nature Garden
and created Nature Garden signs. . .
Add to all this our regular duties of bathroom maintenance,
mowing, and fire pit clean out. . .
it has been a very busy few months indeed!
We leave here a week from tomorrow to meet up with our buyers
who are driving down from Pennsylvania to pick up
Beauty and the Beast. . .we are looking forward to meeting them. . .
and introducing them to their new ride. . .
Until next time
Oh goodness. . .
now that we are only 10 days away from the end of our Park Hosting duties. . .
hitch itch is really, really setting in
so I decided escaping with Dave when he left to teach at College Station
this week would be a really great idea. . .
the bluebonnets are beginning to be at the end of their peak season,
but we found these beauties. . .so lovely!
as a wonderful fabulous bonus. . .
since Dave is a “priority club” member Holiday Inn
upgraded his room to a King Suite with a whirlpool. . .
escaping has turned into a fabulous, wonderful decision. . .
tomorrow. . .back to real life!