Friday, August 24, 2012

Exploring the Refuge

Wednesday evening, after work, Ron and I decided to check out the Red River Wildlife Refuge we'd recently heard about.  Located just over the Jimmy Davis bridge, I can't believe that I never even knew this place existed.  Of course, until recently, it was just donated land.  But it now boasts a beautiful new visitor's center

and a small lake  that was filled with cypress trees and birds.

We were the only visitors that evening and it was so peaceful and pretty.  The mosquitoes were thick, but so were the dragon flies.

There were even some frogs and turtles.

And as the sun began to set, the trees across the lake began to fill with white egrets.

We sat on the porch in rocking chairs for a while and just watched and then visited with the Center's volunteer, Nancy.  It was really nice and we plan to go back to check out the 7 miles of hiking trails around the lake.

On the way back, we decided to stop back by the movie set to see what was going on.  Filming in that location is now over, so we parked and got out to take a few pictures.

Being up on the decking brought out a security guard, who yelled to me with a laugh---"Keep shooting until I get there"!  He was really nice and explained that we could take as many pictures as possible as long as we didn't step onto the property.

As we turned to go, this beautiful sunset was ablaze in the sky.  So pretty!!

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Teresa said...

Wow, I never heard of this place. Ricky and I need to check it out, too. Great photos to give us an idea of what to expect. You all are practically regulars at this movie set. You should have been extras. When will it come down?

Teresa said...

Can you tell me how to get to refuge?

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