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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.

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Spring Day Trip

Just taking a break before I head home from a nice little day trip. I went out to a private ranch that has some nice ravines in it. It is about an hour from my house. The property belongs to an old family friend. Funny thing that right near this place is a little food place that oddly enough has wi-fi. So I just made it back to the road from the ranch and here I sit, waiting for my food, and I can actually take a few minutes and write this post.

Most memorable part of my trip….getting down into this one ravine and feeling like I could have been on my own planet. The place I was had a lot of twists and bends so I could only see a little ways in either direction, up or down canyon. Below me was the water and above was the sky. Blue as anything. I spent quite awhile just sitting in that one spot. I would periodically close my eyes for awhile. Listening. The water, little critters scurrying about and kicking little rocks downhill, buzzing of the bugs and an occasional chirp. It was one of those times you only get to have when you are outside and looking for a bit of peace and adventure.