Look At Me, I’m A Spider!

The river trail where I ride Mahogany is quite the safari adventure. On yesterday’s ride we saw cows…

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…and a llama.

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I’ve actually seen the llama before. There’s a bridge that crosses the Trinity not far from where I keep Mahogany, and I was driving across it one day and glanced down and saw a group of horses and the llama hanging out in the river. Appparently they just roam free down there.

The weather was glorious this weekend, so the kids and I decided to explore more of Colleyville. We started out at an antique store, which had some pretty cool stuff. Texans like their taxidermied animal parts, yo. And Elizabeth spread a little holiday cheer:

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That’s my girl. (And if you don’t get the joke, it’s referencing this.)

Okay, this is terrifying, right? It’s not just me?

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Stuff of nightmares right there.

After the antique store we wandered around near the library, just because we like the way the buildings look in that area.

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Found some random donkeys.

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Then we found a park and explored that. It has a playground with this amazing thing like a giant spherical spiderweb. The kids and I reverted to age 12 and frolicked for a while.

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The whole park is really nice.

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We were walking around the pond and I saw what looked like the body of a dead snake in the grass. The scene went something like, “Oh look, a snake! Oh, it’s dead. Is it dead? It looks dead.” [Nudge snake with toe of shoe, snake doesn’t move.] “No, it’s dead. It — holy crap, it’s moving!” [Fumble for camera as disgruntled snake heaves irritable sigh and slithers into the water.]

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Sorry for being a jerk, snake dude. I thought you were dead.

I read somewhere that DFW is the one place in the United States where you are most likely to be impacted by a natural disaster. Hurricanes, tornadoes, hail, floods, wind, everything but earthquakes. I’m probably jinxing myself, but aside from the summer heat and a few inconveniently-timed thunderstorms I’ve seen nothing but beautiful weather here. Have I just not been here long enough? Is the winter dark and full of terrors? Guess I’ll find out soon enough.

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Categories: Animals, Family, Horses, kids, Life, trail rides, Weather, Wildlife | 2 Comments

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2 thoughts on “Look At Me, I’m A Spider!

  1. What a great park! Just beautiful.
    I love your posts Deb. Im so glad you are enjoying yourself out there.

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    • Debora

      Thanks, I’ve been really inspired by this area, there’s so much beauty here. This has been a really good change for us.

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