There is a downside to camping on a lake in the fall. Before dawn, duck hunters start blasting away with their shotguns that can be heard three counties away. Sheesh.
It was a cool, beautiful morning as the steam wafted off the lake. Everything was calm and the water looked like smoky glass.
For this lovely Halloween day, I wore an orange T-shirt - not on purpose :) - and Linda made us jack-o-lantern pancakes. :)
That was about the extent of the Halloween festivities around here. Oh, except for the Halloween party in the Chat Room in the evening. :)
I hadn't really intended to sit and watch football all day - it just sort of happened. It was one of those "Because I can" kind of things.
Linda decided she wanted to bake some cookies, but she was missing some ingredients - oh, the horror! :)
That called for a trip back to Jasper to the Walmart ... for her, not for me. It was pretty clear I wasn't leaving the peaceful confines of our campsite. :)
When she returned, she no longer felt like baking. Dealing with all the sights and sounds and people of the "big city" can sap the child-like passion right out of you. :)
I grilled a couple of bacon-wrapped filets during a halftime of one of the games. While the steaks were cooking, I snapped some pictures of our little cove.
Though most of the trees aren't turning yet, the cypress along the waters' edge have a lovely orange tint that helps make it look like autumn.
The sun continued to sink ....
leaving this cypress silhouetted against the clear sky.
Linda cooked up a couple of side dishes and we had a nice Halloween dinner. Rather than homemade cookies for dessert, we had mini-packets of M&Ms which she couldn't resist picking up at the store. :)
I spent the rest of the evening flipping back and forth between football games and the World Series while Linda and several others enjoyed their virtual Halloween Party in the Chat Room.
It wasn't a particularly exciting day, but it was certainly a Happy Halloween for us .... with the emphasis on "Happy". :)