We spent a large chunk of our sabbath at Brazos Bend State Park yesterday - about an hour SW of Houston. It was a cold, bright day, and we hiked (strolled) around a couple of the lakes there. We saw several alligators sunning themselves, all on the opposite bank of the lake - although they do often wander onto the trails. We also enjoyed some great birding - identifying 6 new species from our 'twitcher's guide'. For those interested in such things, they were: Anhinga, Blue-Winged teal, Red-Shouldered Hawk, Yellow-Rumped Warbler, Pied-Billed Grebe and a Scarlet Tanager (we think!). Check out the photos on Flickr. A wonderful day, which also included some down time by a small lake to enjoy a good book.