We got back from our camping trip at Brazos Bend State Park with the Webelos of our Cub Scout troop. We had a really great time. I could have done without the 38 degree temps in the middle of the night, but fortunately it was snuggly warm in my sleeping bag. As I said before I left, one of the perks to Texas is being able to camp in the winter time, where you can wear jeans and a shirt with a turtleneck underneath and be nice and cozy during the day – and the additions of a few layers make it comfy at night. We went for a nice nature hike in the morning, where we had a guide who pointed out many interesting things about the habitat. After lunch, we went for another hike to look for the alligators, but we didn’t see any. We cooked dinner in a Dutch Oven, and then after dark headed over to the George Observatory to check out the night sky. It was *gorgeous* – it’s so easy to forget how many stars there are when you live in a big city. We got to see Saturn through the large telescope there, and there are lots of amatuers who come and set up their scopes too and they will let you look through them plus teach you interesting information about the night sky. We got to see Jupiter too through one of those telescopes. It was pretty cool to see the planets. After we got back we had a campfire and then headed off to bed. My neck is sore & stiff and my throat is all icky feeling thanks to allergy drainage – but I still got a good’s night sleep. A good time was had by all!