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A Quilt in the Wild Excursion to the Gulf Coast

Getting a Quilt in the Wild pic when the weather doesn't cooperate

On our way to visit family for Thanksgiving, we took a little detour and spent a few days at Goose Island State Park near Corpus Christi, Texas.

Now I'm the first to admit that Texas beaches are not the most beautiful even on a clear, sunny day. And while we were there, the weather was terrible- cold and rainy and very, very gray. But we still had a fantastic time, saw some amazing wildlife, and took some (I think) great quilt in the wild pics!

Goose Island State Park is the wintering grounds of whooping cranes, an endangered species with only 500 in existence. The park is also home to the "The Big Tree"- a 1,000 to 2,000 year old Virginia Live Oak tree- the largest live oak in Texas. We took some quilt in the wild pictures with The Big Tree, and while we were there, some whooping cranes flew over!

It was a pretty magical experience, seeing this amazing tree that has seen at least 1, maybe 2 millennia and has survived 50 major hurricanes, as well as the opportunity to see these beautiful endangered birds.

And then, the last morning, a beautiful 10 point white tail buck trotted by our window!

And the clouds finally cleared and we had this sunrise:

It just goes to show that with a little patience and imagination, you can always get an interesting quilt in the wild pic!


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