Monday, September 23, 2013

Plano BalloonFest

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Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Strange Night

Princeton, Texas
Clear Lake Park
Weather Condition; High 94 Low 76, Cloudy

Things have been kinda hectic around here this past week. I’m not able to go into details about that right now but, I’ll explain as soon as we know for sure what’s going on.

We had another one of those strange encounters last week.

It was about 9:00 P.M. Dawn and I was on duty in the gate house, watching T.V. Someone walked up and knocked on the window. Dawn nearly jumped out of her chair. We both looked up and saw a woman standing at the window. Dawn opened the window and said hello.

The woman said hello, she asked what it cost to enter the park.

Dawn told her the day use area closed at sunset.

The woman said she really wanted to go swimming and could pay the $4.00 fee.

Dawn told her she was sorry but the park was closed and we couldn’t let her in.

The woman said she had walked all the way from Hedgecox to go swimming.

It was very warm out, so Dawn offered her bottled water.

The woman said she would love bottled water.

I took the bottle water out of the fridge and handed it to Dawn. This was my first close up look at the woman. She was a nice looking woman that looked to be in her mid to late 40’s. She was wearing a nice dress, beaded necklace, earrings and had her hair pinned up. She was carrying a ladies wallet

Dawn gave her the bottled water.

The woman took the water and walked back towards the road. I watched her out the window. She stopped when she got about twenty feet from the building. She looked up to the sky for a few seconds. She then took the lid off her water and poured some of it over her head.

I decided I needed to call a park ranger. I continued to watch this woman as I talked to the ranger on the phone. He told me it would be best to call the sheriff.

I then watched the woman pour water down the front of her dress.

I looked away for a second so I could hang up my phone. When I looked back out the window, the woman was gone. Gone!

Dawn asked me where she went. I told her I didn’t know, she just disappeared!

Dawn got in the truck and drove over to the trailer to get our spotlight.

She also shined the headlights down the only road in and out of the park and there was nothing.

I continued to watch out the window when I noticed a bright light on top of a telephone pole at the park entrance.

I told Dawn there was a strange light at the top of the pole. She looked out the window. Again, the top of the pole lit up and then went away again.

I went outside with the spotlight and shined the light up on the pole and show nothing.

OMG! Are we going crazy?!

The following morning we called the electric company and ordered a driveway senor alarm.

Stay Tune for Updates!!!    

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Monday, September 2, 2013

Another Day, Another Dollar!

Princeton, Texas
Clear Lake Park
Weather Condition; High 104 Low 80, Sunny

We’ve been spending our off days with friends and family. That is definitely one of the perks of being so close to home this summer. We have friends that drop by for visits. My brother also stops by every now and again.  We sometimes meet friends for dinner or lunch. It’s been great catching up with them while we’ve been here.

The local people in this area are very nice. They stop by and give us fresh fish that has been cleaned and bagged, ready for freezing. One man comes by on a regular basis and brings us produce from his garden, another brings us his extra newspaper. We’ve had people invite us to their campsites for dinner.

Yesterday a local couple that camp here on a regular basis stopped by and gave us popsicles.

We look forward to coming back next summer.

It’s been kind of slow here because both our boat ramps have closed due to low water levels. The entire lake only has a few boat ramps open. It’s getting bad.

If we don’t get some decent rain here, the lake is going to dry up.

The Labor Day weekend was busy. All the campsites were reserved. There were however, many that didn’t show. People didn’t come out because it was too hot and the boat ramps were closed.

Oh, and we are under a burn ban too. We NEED rain!!

We did have one incident last week that was funny;

Last week an older gentleman came to the gate house and paid his $4.00 day use fee and said he was going to do some fishing. We gave him a day use pass and let him in the park. A short time later Deputy Dawg (Dawn) was doing her morning rounds when she noticed a truck parked down on the water’s edge. This is a No, NO. There are signs posted that read; No Driving on Grass.

She approached the man and told him politely that he couldn’t drive his truck to the water’s edge and that a park ranger would write him a ticket for that. He begins to complain to her that he has difficulty walking and there wasn’t any place for him to fish. He told her he wanted his $4.00 back. He told her it was ridiculous that he couldn’t park at the water’s edge. He was ranting and raving so Deputy Dawg turned and walked off.

Well, needless to say, he was pretty upset when he arrived back at the gate house. He got out of his truck and marched over to the window, yelling about how he was run out of the fishing area and wanted his money back.

I politely explained to the gentleman that his money had been receipted and that I could not give him a refund. He shook his figure in my face and told me that he hoped I liked my job because he was about to have it.

I asked if he wanted the phone number for our headquarters and he told me he didn’t want to bother me with that. He was going to look it up himself.

He marched back to his truck and told me I was a DUMBASS as he drove off.

I didn’t get the chance to tell him that I’ve been called worse in better places then this!!!

This was before 7:30 A.M. We hoped this wouldn’t be an indicator of what kind of day it was going to be!!!!!

Luckily, the day ended up being pretty pleasant. 

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