Sunday, February 21, 2016

Big Thicket adventure in Southeast Texas

Big Thicket adventure
We were on our way to a bed and breakfast when we got the text. Our contact wanted to make sure we knew how cold the weather was getting, and how old houses are and if we wouldn’t like to reschedule.
Now that’s customer service. We did reschedule, but had a plenty nice day in right where we were when we got the text, the Kountze area.
We trekked the inner loop of the Kirby Nature trail in the Big Thicket National preserve and had big fun doing it.
The 1.5 miles boasted bridges, boardwalks, cypress knees in the water, a slope forest and woodpeckers.
While walking, I did some tourist-style wondering how many people who live right by this beauty had ever done the hike.
I got a chance to test that theory when we stopped at a Dairy Queen for a Blizzard. That’s a very Texan thing to do on a road trip. We had also shopped the “mile-long flea market” on U.S. 69 in Kountze, which is run out of a strip of mini storage sites. I recognized other DQ customers as a couple who were vendors. I told them how much fun we had in the Big Thicket and asked if they’d ever hiked it. They said they lived in the area and had never done it. We should all get out more.
As soon as it gets warmer, I’ll get out to that B&B.

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