Saturday, December 17, 2011

Enjoying La Grange, TX, Dec 17, 2011

This morning we walked about a mile to La Grange’s town square. 

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Within view of the Court House, is this historic  Live Oak tree called the Muster Tree.   “The first recruitment of citizen soldiers under the tree probably took place in 1842. An invasion of Texas by the Mexican General Adrian Woll prompted Colonel Matthew Caldwell of the Texas Army to assemble a small volunteer group to resist Woll at Salado Creek near San Antonio.”

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In the afternoon, Bob washed the coach’s windshield and the Explorer’s windows, then applied RainX.  I detailed the coach’s front and put on some 303 protectant.  Hopefully it will be easier to scrub those bug parts off.

Speaking of bugs, next to the coach we noticed a line of ants carrying leaves of different sizes.  Do believe they were the Texas leafcutting ant.  Evidently the leaves are used to grow their food-fungus.  This one has a large piece of leaf, some were carrying only a piece about the size of their head-guess they were pikers.

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In this special moment in time…remember the reason for the season.

4 comments:

Elaine and Rick said...

wow on the ant hiking that big leaf around...nice wash job on the RV :)

Chuck and Anneke's RV travels said...

Great history about the tree!

Paul and Marti Dahl said...

Amazing picture of that ant. WOnder how many times its body weight that leaf is.

We won't forget the reason for the season!

Sue Malone said...

that is a gorgeous oak. Love those southern trees so much.

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