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I just spoke to my cousin who lives in the northeast. He said late spring is acting real cool. Almost every day this month has been below normal temps. Mostly by just a little, but still it is a bit cool. That seems strange to me as here in Texas we get very little cool wintery weather. Sure we have a few months of pleasant temperatures but hardly ever does it get really cold.

Just the last little bit in fact we have had a few days that were real scorchers. Not every day but at least a reminder that every day hot is just around the corner. I don’t really mind it, even though there are parts of it being really hot every day that can get me a bit uncomfortable at times.

When it is really hot I like to be able to go somewhere, out in the middle of nowhere with no roads or people around, and sit in a little patch of shade. I can close my eyes and just feel what is around me. The heat radiates in from the sunny to the shaded area, reflecting of any open ground that is around. The sounds to can get real low or even silenced if it is both open and hot enough. Even the bugs hide and shut up.

Odessa weather


Joe Pool

I took a trip last week with a friend of mine to Joe Pool Lake in Cedar Hill last week. We had a great time. Lots of sunfish, not many bass though. It was quite a ride to get out there but once we were there, it was easy getting in the water with his boat. The water was calm, as there was not much wind, and there was not a ton of people out on the water either.

I had never been to this lake but I did like it. Some folks told me it can be really crowded since it is so close to Dallas but we had not trouble. The state park, Cedar Hill, was also really cool. The bathrooms were clean, the people at the gate were nice, and their boat ramps were in good shape. I don’t know when I might get a chance to go back again, but Joe Pool lake is definitely someplace I would go back to again.