I can't talk about Lake Ray Hubbard without mentioning two things.
- It was recently in a horrible drought and parts of the lake were empty. We never thought it would come back.
- It was recently flooded and boat ramps were underwater.
The lake was so dry we thought it would never come back. I went and took a few dry bottom photos with my nice camera because it was so unbelievable. After a while the dryness became normal. Every day I drove to work over a dry valley of grass and fledgling promising trees. I was told never ever EVER walk on that dry lake bottom because it was full of snakes. SNAKES I SAY!
Then the rain came. And it rained for months. Literally months and it never does that in Texas. We went for four weeks one time last Spring with daily rain. So then, the lake began filling up, filling up, and remarkably - it reached full! It was wonderful. For about a day. Then, a crazy thing happened. Cities started having to release water from local lakes due to... FLOODING! It made no sense. We were trying to figure out ways to keep that water until next drought. It was nuts to think of wasting it. But the lakes were actually flooded.
So now in the month of July 2015, the rain has stopped, the sun has come out and we are finally, FINALLY able to go boating on our lovely Lake Ray Hubbard! We have gone twice in the past two weeks. I'll share some fun times lake photos.
Some notable experiences - driving the boat across the rough part of the lake to dock up at Flying Saucer and have lunch. The trip was tricky and the docking was worse. The wind was really blowing and it took a "four point marine tie-up" (I hear it's called) to keep the boat from crashing into the dock. Picture to come!
Then more recently, driving the boat a different direction across the lake to eat lunch at Luna De Noche. That was just fun. Amazing huge-chip-nachos. And that dock was completely dry last year. Wish I photos!
The cove where ALL the boaters like to anchor up and hang out. There is questionable itsy bitsy little bitty bikini activity going on there. It's a lot of fun. :) Somehow we have family fun at the cove. Mainly because you're too far away from anyone to see exactly what is going on. Only kind of see and totally suspect. We call is the GGW Cove. Girls Gone Wild.
I think this is my second post about this lake. It's ok, I live here. It's literally 3 doors down. Thanks for reading. Time for photos!
My Youngest. Handsome Devil.
My Family Minus One Who Was Working
Our Boat Blowing in the Wind
Four Point Marine Knot
Early Evening - Getting Tired!
Me the morning before we left to go boating. I was really really happy!