Summer Fun at the Lakes in Texas

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Real Estate Agent with DFW FINE PROPERTIES 0506509

 

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.  

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Rainmaker
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Wayne Martin - Good morning Sir Wayne!

Where there is water there is bound to be something fun to do.

May your day be absolutely wonderful!

Jul 24, 2019 04:46 AM #2
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Good morning, Patricia... certainly no lack of water activities in Texas. I had no idea about all those no-no foods for ducks. For some reason people always want to feed them bread.

Jul 24, 2019 04:56 AM #3
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Looks like lots of fun to be had in Texas, and everyone will appreciate knowing what foods ducks can (and can't) eat. Why do people give them bread???

Jul 24, 2019 04:58 AM #4
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Nina Hollander - thank you for reading about the no-no's for ducks. I think there just seems to be this universal idea that feeding ducks bread is good for them. I hope you pass the information on to others. 

Have a wonderful day!

Jul 24, 2019 04:59 AM #5
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Wayne and Jean Marie Zuhl - I'm guessing people will always assume something is okay unless they learn they shouldn't do something. Pass the message on! Save the ducks!

Jul 24, 2019 05:01 AM #6
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Did I see a steam engine in one of the photos or is it moonshine maker?

Great post.

Sam

Jul 24, 2019 05:15 AM #7
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Nice entry Patricia. Interesting the foods that ducks can eat to keep them quacking. Lots of water sports for everyone!

Jul 24, 2019 05:25 AM #8
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Good morning, Patricia - the "different strokes for different folks" aspect of your lake lifestyle is certainly in evidence in this post about Summer fun in your area of Texas.  It has been said that variety is the spice of life. Accepting that premise, your post is indeed one to savor for residents as well as visitors to the Flower Mound area.  

Jul 24, 2019 05:52 AM #9
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Sam Shueh - It all depends... So what do you think it is because I don't know! I never saw anything like it either. They were moving pretty fast and I was lucky to get this photo! Pretty funny, don't you think???

Jul 24, 2019 06:37 AM #10
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Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400 - I hope all people will be mindful of the ducks. I can't think of anyone who doesn't enjoy them! There's always something fun to do on the lakes, isn't there?

Have a great day!

Jul 24, 2019 06:41 AM #11
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Michael Jacobs - Your comments are always so polite and spot on too! I was wondering what those folks in the last photograph were cooking up but they were moving too fast for me but at least I got a photograph! 

May you have a great and wonderful day!

Jul 24, 2019 06:43 AM #12
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Hi Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP had we moved to your area this is exactly the area we were thinking of - and on a lake! Looks so pleasant!

Jul 24, 2019 10:03 AM #13
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Hi Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP, this is a fantastic post for all who like to play in or by the water. I love living on the lake, except, there was an alligator in my backyard about two weeks ago, thank goodness Buddy wasn't outside. 

Jul 24, 2019 11:09 AM #14
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Anna Banana Kruchten CRB, CRS 602-380-4886 - Yes! there is crazy fun on our lakes! If things change, let me know! The older I get the more I want to laugh and enjoy life, 

Jul 24, 2019 11:51 AM #15
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Beth Atalay - Whoa!!! An alligator in your backyard? That's too close for comfort! I'm glad Buddy wasn't out there or that you didn't stumble upon it in the dark. Yikes! Be safe!!!

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Patricia hopefully all that participate in water fun activities make sure the remain a fun positive memory by adopting the safety suggestions you made.

Jul 24, 2019 12:14 PM #17
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George Souto - I cringe whenever I hear about accidents on lakes or pools. I should run some statistics to see if there are more accidents in lakes and pools or the ocean. Something tells me, I won't like what I find out. 

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Hi Patricia, I would love to go kayaking on those lakes! Lovely water photos!

Jul 25, 2019 05:17 PM #19
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Steffy Hristova - I hope you get to do some kayaking and may everything you're dreaming about come true! Being on the water is so refreshing. I love being on the water too!

Have a lovely day!

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Love all that there is to do in your area at the lake (my favorite place to be!), Patricia.

Great shots too and how interesting about feeding the ducks bread - I had no idea and have never fed them anything BUT bread! I'll definitelly spread the word when at the lake this summer about that.

Again, I had no clue but, am more than happy not to make our beautiful ducks & geese sick...or kill the fish. Thank you for sharing that!

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