What’s Up? Lake Corpus Christi!

What’s been drier than the desert and rising like the tide?

What’s been deserted one day only to be flooded the next day?

Answer: Lake Corpus Christi.

Lake overlook at the "Old Pavilion"
Lake overlook at the “Old Pavilion”

Our lake to our north has been having its ups and downs. Mostly downs for the last several years. It has been almost forgotten about for the last 3 to 4 years or so because of the profound drought conditions in which the large lake dried up to a mere trickle. However, now that we have had our “Monsoons of September” and October, the lake levels have risen to capacity.

With waters up, the floods of people are coming to enjoy the benefits. Now, campers have returned to enjoy campfires since the burn bans have been lifted. (Somehow, it just not as much fun trying to go camping without a fire. There is a primal need for Fire!) Also, boaters, jet skiers, swimmers, and fishers are back  to enjoy some freshwater for a change. (Saltwater can wreck havoc on all of the fun toys, so a little freshwater can do ’em a bit of good.)

The kids having fun at the lake.
The kids having fun at the lake.

When we arrived at Corpus Christi State Park to  go camping this past weekend, the ranger asked if we had reservations. I asked her, “Reservations? Really?” Yes, there was still room, but not at the greatest spots. However, we found a quiet, cozy spot overlooking a grassy cove where the kids could still swim and have fun. The spot was a little off the main drag, which made it quieter for us. No problem there!

Nothing like breakfast outdoors with some hot coffee and sleepy kids in the morning.
Nothing like breakfast outdoors with some hot coffee and sleepy kids in the morning.

The water was a little bit cool, and so was the weather, but to kids, they don’t seem to notice. There was fun to be had! As for us, we enjoyed a nice little get away from home (only an hour away) and had fun spending time outdoors enjoying nature with the family.

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