I’m not sure if you know but parts of Houston have been struggling with flooding this week. We live where the San Jacinto river meets and flows into Lake Houston. The flooding that happened to the north west of us has flowed down the San Jancinto and is now causing some flooding in our area.
Honestly there have been some people that live right on the river that have had flooded homes but the flooding has stayed more in the wooded areas.
Sunday the girls and I took a little “adventure” to the park down the street that is on the bank of where the river meets Lake Houston. We’ve gone several times this week to watch the water rise. If you follow me on Instagram (BjByrd) you might have seen some of the pictures of this week. Today when we went the water was the highest yet and the road going into the park was closed but that was great because it meant that the girls could wander freely down the road without me worrying about cars.
The older two ran far ahead and looked like they were about to go down into the water, so I was screaming after them to stop. Then I heard them talking to someone and my heart kinda stopped. Until I reached them and figured out that they were talking Courtney’s husband and his friend. They were down there fishing, standing on the flooded boardwalk.
We watched them for a minute but then left them alone since I think my extremely loud children might have been scaring away their fish.
We took our time wandering around the park, playing on the edge of the waters and watching people fish.
And Princess Girly Girl found out pretty quick that when you get too deep in the water,
You might get a little water in your boots.
We saw a fisherman hauling his beer and his gear down to the water via skateboard. He told me he was too lazy to walk that far. At least he’s honest! Wow an honest fisherman!
And we watched these young boys having the best time of their lives on the flooded soccer fields that are on the other side of the park. I kinda wished I was young enough to go join them. But let’s face it, I’m old.
We found a huge school of baby catfish in a newly formed pond and tried to catch some without falling in.
Finally Princess Girly Girl caught a fish with her hands and we declared the day complete.
As a note, this is the third fish picture on this blog in a little over a week. Don’t worry, I’ll go back to my love of non fish smelling air conditioning soon. Oh or maybe we’ll go down there, catch a fish and do some fish prints!
The flood waters are supposed to start receding tomorrow. Then I guess we’ll have to find another adventure to keep us busy.