Lake Bastrop, South Shore Park

September 8, 2011

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Just one week ago today, we met our friends for a day of adventure and relaxation at Lake Bastrop, South Shore Park. My plan was to share this beautiful “out in the world” find with you. The lake is surrounded by large pine trees and has a sandy, shallow swim area for the kiddos.

There were plenty of exploration areas for MacGyver to search for little critters and fish.

In less than one week, life around Lake Bastrop has been devastatingly changed. It has been reported by The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department that 95-percent of Bastrop State Park has been destroyed by fire. According to the Texas Forest Service, the fire is only 30-percent contained. As of today, September 8th, our local news has announced that the fires in Central Texas have destroyed more than 1,400 homes.

Everyone suffering in these Texas wildfires are in my thoughts and prayers. In our local area, several evacuations have been mandated over the last few days. I know many families haven’t been allowed back into their communities and don’t even know if they have a home in which to return. I can only imagine what it would be like to lose everything.

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Natalie September 8, 2011 at 11:26 pm

This is so very sad. The area where my dad grew up and I visited several times during my childhood is now part of Chernobyl safety zone. It’s disturbing how much can change in a very short time.

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