Old Baldy is 1,849 feet up a steep half-mile climb of rugged back country in Garner State Park in Concan, Texas. I would recommended someone be in somewhat decent physical condition because of the angles, slopes, rock climbing, tree roots, and the Texas heat. Watch your ankles, wear good solid shoes, and follow the yellow footprints. Most of the trail is shaded with Mesquite and I believe Cypress trees. However, at times, there is no shade. The reward at the end is awesome! The valley overlooking Garner State Park and the Frio River.  I took several photos along my hike. I hope you enjoy the photos and visit Garner someday too.

 

One of my favorite places to relax, stroll, and take photos is the San Antonio River walk. No matter how many photos I shoot, I notice differences in all of them and never loose enjoyment taking them. I hope you find inspiration in the photos and choose to take a trip to this wonderful place.

Enjoy the photos!

The Medina River is sourced by cool natural crystal clear springs that occur in the Balcones Fault in Central Texas. Many species of plants and animals live either east or west of the Balcones Fault which makes it important to ecology. The water is cool and refreshing in the hot Texas sun. The Cypress trees that line the banks provide a shade that creates a calm and relaxing atmosphere. I had the opportunity to tube the Medina River recently, get it off my bucket list, and take some photos. Enjoy the pictures! My services were provided by the excellent Medina River Company. https://www.themedinarivercompany.com/

It has come to me that the majority of youth do not know the truth about the global warming narrative. Many adults do not understand it either. We often just digest what ever verbal statement comes out and agree with it without deep research. I have long thought that schools are designed based on manipulating minds rather than actually teaching one to deeply think and research. So let’s get into the deep thinking and truth about global warming. The stuff they do not want you to know. Thinking mind’s are dangerous! Be dangerous!

We often hear about Tesla and their wonderful electric cars. Electric cars leave us with a cleaner pure environment and no toxic air to breath. That is the corporate (money makers) narrative because they need you to buy their product. If you know the dirty side of the business you may change your mind about their narrative.

What is the dirty side? Using poor Africans to mine their cobalt for electronic parts. We are taught about equality, diversity, and never to be racist. However, racism especially financial racism by the powers (elite), is common because their goal is money, and more of it through exploitation of resources and people. Let’s see a photo of an African cobalt mine. Does it look healthy to you? Does it look like these people are making a good living and being treated fairly so we can have electric cars, cell phones, and computers?

What is another dirty aspect of solar panels, electric cars, cell phones, computers, and electronics? Mining. Digging into the earth and leaving vast craters and canyons all over along with polluted water as a by-product. Let’s take a look at one such man-made canyon.

What does industrial waste do to water? Let’s take a look in photos.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What do we need for that causes so much pollution? Computer chips! Do you want to end pollution? Give up your cell phone, video games, computers, solar energy panels, etc. Uh, oh! I see a lot of sad faces. Got to have those computer chips right?

How is our current energy system polluting the environment? Well, gas, oil, and coal, are used to generate electricity. Do they pollute? Yes they do. (See the photo diagram.) Is it the cause of global warming? Based on science maybe a tad, but there is something deeper that cannot be controlled, and really does not generate money like the global warming narrative. I am getting to that point, but first the photo diagram. We love the modern life and with it comes pollution.

So what is causing all the weird weather, heating of the Earth, and drastic changes that nobody is teaching or talking about in the scientific community? Is it something scary? Well, it can be. It is the shift of the Earth’s poles. (see diagram below) The poles have been shifting for several years now and it is altering everything across the globe and there is absolutely nothing that can be done about it. If we have a pole shift to the opposite direction which is long overdue there will be pure and total chaos of epic proportions. Imagine your country on the other side of the equator. Are you sitting there saying this sounds hopeless? Well, it could be. That basically means Earth is heading for a crash course of destruction. Pollution is making water, air, and food polluted and the poles are shifting.

So if we are making Earth toxic and the poles are shifting what can we do? Not much right? Well, let’s address how to stop all pollution. Are you ready? Nobody will do it. Here is the answer in one photo. We have to go back in time to use our bodies and not machines. We have to stop all chemicals. We have to live off the land. These people are virtually pollution free and pollute very little if at all. Indigenous people!

Did you see that coming? I bet you did not. Well, you probably will not see this coming either. I know inside all that I have presented has you stirred up a bit. Often I hear, “If the Earth is doomed with all sources of energy contributing to pollution whether oil, gas, coal, solar, etc., and the poles will tilt just what can we do to save ourselves?” Well, you are not saving your physical body and self. So let’s enter the spiritual realm.

Long ago, God came to Earth in the form of a man. It was foretold that a time will come that all the Earth burns and is destroyed, but we do not really know when, but there will be signs. What are the signs? Weird weather, mean men/murder increasing, confusion about gender, cameras/surveillance/being watched, being controlled by artificial intelligence, food shortages, hatred of God and Christian people, etc. For whatever reason powerful men and women that are not Christian fear Jesus. They never fear Buddha, The Hindu Gods, Allah/Mohammed, etc. There are major religions, but the one most feared is Christianity, Jesus, and his followers. Why? The Bible teaches one to think and live life. To be dangerous and free! Jesus was so dangerous they said, “Crucify him!”

You are sitting there thinking? What does this have to do with Global Warming? If God is in control and his word is true. It has everything to do with it. Now my atheist friends or non-believing friends think this line of thought is nuts. Pure crazy! I am o.k. with that because if my belief in God is nuts and pure crazy, and it does not matter, then what will happen if I physically die. Nothing really. I’ll just die like my atheist/non-believing friends and go into a hole. But what if it is all true and real? Then what happens to all the atheists and non-believers? They die a second death spiritually and end up in hell. Ugh! So basically, there is no harm in being a Christian and follower of God, but the risk is great if it is true and you do not believe in Christ. I like insurance! Car insurance, life insurance, health insurance, and the most important of all spiritual insurance with Jesus. He has my back and takes that worry away. No worry about Global Warming, Poles shifting, etc.  I have knowledge (The Bible) to be aware and the peace knowing Jesus has my back.

The Pit Room BBQ is a little known joint in the Montrose area in Houston, Texas that serves some of the best BBQ in the state of Texas. Texas Monthly or any other publications can say what they will, but I have been eating BBQ for over 49 years, so I know excellent BBQ. The Pit Room uses oak and slowly cooks their meat to juicy perfection. Their side dishes are made with top ingredients and are full of flavor. Their service is outstanding! You want GREAT BBQ while in Houston, Texas, head on over to THE PIT ROOM http://www.thepitroombbq.com/

Photography has to be one of the most relaxing things I have found in recent years. Often our memories cannot capture or remember certain things but the camera is a great friend for that job. Here is a small collection of photos that I took around Corpus Christi Harbor and Bay. Thank you for viewing and your continued support.

One of the finest museums I have ever been on is the U.S.S. Lexington aircraft carrier. It is also known as the “Blue Ghost” because of several attempts by the Japanese to sink it. They were unsuccessful even with a dive bombing Kamikaze attack. The men and women who served, sacrificed, and died to maintained this floating city have my utmost respect. This aircraft carrier museum has so much to see and do that you could easily spend days on it. I took so many photos that I cannot post them all. It was amazing at every level! The engineering that went into this ship in 1943 was spectacular. To extract salt out of sea water and create steam for four huge turbines to power the Lexington was a marvel. To include a kitchen, sleeping quarters, machine shop, hospital, dentist office, barbershop, post office, church, and pharmacy, at that time was beyond innovative. For more information on the U.S.S. Lexington Museum visit here https://usslexington.com/

Here is just but a small sampling of photo’s from my visit. I hope these photos inspire you to visit and learn the history of this great ship.

Snoopy’s Pier is a wonderful seafood restaurant right on North Padre Island and the Intracoastal Waterway since 1980. From what I have read they harvest their own seafood locally from the bays and Gulf waters. I love that Snoopy’s is an independent chain in the school of big fish corporate dominance. The sounds of sea birds, boats, and fresh air blowing my air added to the ambiance of relaxation. Conveniently located next door to Snoopy’s is Scoopy’s which offers Texas’s own Blue Bell ice cream and other sweet treats. For more information visit http://www.snoopyspier.com/

A few photos from my visit.

 

I had heard so much about Andy’s Country Kitchen being a Corpus Christi legend since 1958 that I had to try it for myself. I mean what other restaurant has a waitress that worked her way up to purchase and run it? Well, the verdict is out.  110% excellent! The service, the food, the atmosphere, all exceeded my expectations. The history on the back of the menu is another excellent part of Andy’s. I had the Andy’s breakfast which is pictured and they brought muffins out as a snack. Wow! This will definitely  be a stop for me every time I am in Corpus Christi. For more information visit their website here https://www.andyskitchen.com/

As a long-time native Gulf coast citizen I love all things Gulf Coast. Rockport-Fulton is a laid back coastal town that still brings home their own shrimp, fish, oysters, etc. The Fulton Mansion is a piece of history dating back to when Texas was it’s own state. Mr. Fulton made his way from Philadelphia and never looked back. A Yankee tradition I might add. The south never won the battle, but they did win the war. If you think deeply and know your history you will understand. There are plenty of places to relax and stay in Rockport-Fulton. However, this trip for me was all about THE BIG TREE, in Goose Island State Park, which is over 1,000 years old, and has a diameter of over 35 feet. It was the largest tree in Texas for many years, but now the largest tree is located in the San Bernard Wildlife Refuge. Here are a few photos from my stop in Rockport-Fulton and Goose Island State Park.  For more information on Rockport-Fulton click here https://www.rockport-fulton.org/and for more information on Goose Island State Park and The Big Tree click here https://tpwd.texas.gov/state-parks/goose-island