Fun in the sun in and around cities such as Flower Mound, Lewisville, Highland Village, Grapevine, and Dallas begins and ends at the numerous lakes at Lake Lewisville, Lake Grapevine, and White Rock Lake. Whether it's sunrise or sunset or somewhere in between the waters are a cool way to spend your summers sailing, water skiing, jet skiing, paddle boarding, canoeing, or kayaking. If it's fishing, swimming, or a picnic by the lake and/or picnic on the lake, there's something for everyone.
Different strokes for different folks is always available for anyone who comes to Texas Lakes and wants some good old fashioned (or unusual) ways to enjoy the lakes with family, friends, or solo enjoyment.
When you live in Texas you adjust to the temperatures and have what seems to be longer summers that stretch out to Fall and early Winter fun. It's not unusual to see sailboats or canoes October or November.
No matter how well you swim, wearing lifejackets and knowing how to swim is very important. Learning water safety, first aid, and CPR is a great way to practice safety. Never throw trash into the lakes. Choosing a site where there are picnic tables and grills is something to think about. Enjoy the wildlife. The lakes have a variety of ducks, fish, frogs, dragonflies, and butterflies. Help protect the environment and please do not leave any plastic in the lakes or in the parks. Also, thank you for not feeding the ducks bread. Bread makes them ill, as it does not contain the right nutrition or calories that ducks need to keep them warm in winter. Rotting bread pollutes our water and causes nasty surface algae, which kills our fish and gives aquatic life diseases. It also makes the water smell.
Ducks do like cut seedless grapes, cooked rice, birdseed, peas, corn, oats, and chopped lettuce. When in doubt, do not feed the ducks but please enjoy their company. They love you too and they always have something to quack about when they are around people
This is an entry for the Summer Fun Challenge offered by Anna Banana Kruchten CRB, CRS 602-380-4886.