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    Southeast TX trip: summary

    Went to training at Lake Conroe, stayed at the La Toretta Resort.

    Traveling south out of the DFW area, nothing interested me until Centerville. I like that area. Mix of big post oaks and pines. Open fields, rolling hills. Deer could be seen eating along the woods. Probably 9 deer in total, possibly just 8. Good area, I dig it.

    Passed through Huntsville (prison town USA) - always sort of depressing to me, but seems a nice enough area with solid pine forests to enjoy. Would not want to live there, though.

    Entered Conroe, TX, my first time to spend any time there. The lake looks very nice. Waterfront homes cover most of the shoreline. It came a light rain most days, had a tropical feel to it. Huge trees in the subdivisions (pines, water oaks, cedar, you name it, they had it.) Except spruce and eucalyptus. Otherwise it was a solid tree area and good homes. The Mexican food in this area was top quality. We hit 2 places and both were excellent. Don't ax me which ones, because someone will rag on them and tell me XYZ is much better and you must be a real loser, blah blah.

    The humidity was off the chain, as expected. But the daytime highs were not oven hot like north Texas. Your skin and face did not catch fire, unlike up here. Plus the evenings tended to cool down nicely with a gulf breeze coming off the ocean. This made it tolerable to go outside for a nice 3 mile run, which I didn't do, and never do, but whatever. If you're into that kind of thing it could be done without being hauled off in an ambulance like jogging in north Texas.

    They also had deer eating in the neighborhoods around town, which was pretty ok in my book. You can't find a deer anywhere in the DFW area, eating in subdivisions.

    Overall, I give the place a 7.5 on a scale of 10.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MUDDOG View Post
    Went to training at Lake Conroe, stayed at the La Toretta Resort.

    Traveling south out of the DFW area, nothing interested me until Centerville. I like that area. Mix of big post oaks and pines. Open fields, rolling hills. Deer could be seen eating along the woods. Probably 9 deer in total, possibly just 8. Good area, I dig it.

    Passed through Huntsville (prison town USA) - always sort of depressing to me, but seems a nice enough area with solid pine forests to enjoy. Would not want to live there, though.

    Entered Conroe, TX, my first time to spend any time there. The lake looks very nice. Waterfront homes cover most of the shoreline. It came a light rain most days, had a tropical feel to it. Huge trees in the subdivisions (pines, water oaks, cedar, you name it, they had it.) Except spruce and eucalyptus. Otherwise it was a solid tree area and good homes. The Mexican food in this area was top quality. We hit 2 places and both were excellent. Don't ax me which ones, because someone will rag on them and tell me XYZ is much better and you must be a real loser, blah blah.

    The humidity was off the chain, as expected. But the daytime highs were not oven hot like north Texas. Your skin and face did not catch fire, unlike up here. Plus the evenings tended to cool down nicely with a gulf breeze coming off the ocean. This made it tolerable to go outside for a nice 3 mile run, which I didn't do, and never do, but whatever. If you're into that kind of thing it could be done without being hauled off in an ambulance like jogging in north Texas.

    They also had deer eating in the neighborhoods around town, which was pretty ok in my book. You can't find a deer anywhere in the DFW area, eating in subdivisions.

    Overall, I give the place a 7.5 on a scale of 10.


    did they move Conroe?

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    Don't start in on me Panther. It felt to me like a gulf breeze coming off the ocean. Out of the south every day about sundown. And it smelled like pelicans and coconuts. So, yes. They must have moved it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MUDDOG View Post
    Don't start in on me Panther. It felt to me like a gulf breeze coming off the ocean. Out of the south every day about sundown. And it smelled like pelicans and coconuts. So, yes. They must have moved it.
    That was pigeons and petroleum flares you was smelling from Houston.


    Seriously, sounds like a good trip.

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    The heat has not been so bad with the showers drifting around. The worst is o get a shower, then the sun come right back out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Runnin' 87 View Post
    The worst is o get a shower, then the sun come right back out.
    Which here lately is every damn day

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    Quote Originally Posted by MUDDOG View Post
    Went to training at Lake Conroe, stayed at the La Toretta Resort.

    Traveling south out of the DFW area, nothing interested me until Centerville. I like that area. Mix of big post oaks and pines. Open fields, rolling hills. Deer could be seen eating along the woods. Probably 9 deer in total, possibly just 8. Good area, I dig it.

    Passed through Huntsville (prison town USA) - always sort of depressing to me, but seems a nice enough area with solid pine forests to enjoy. Would not want to live there, though.

    Entered Conroe, TX, my first time to spend any time there. The lake looks very nice. Waterfront homes cover most of the shoreline. It came a light rain most days, had a tropical feel to it. Huge trees in the subdivisions (pines, water oaks, cedar, you name it, they had it.) Except spruce and eucalyptus. Otherwise it was a solid tree area and good homes. The Mexican food in this area was top quality. We hit 2 places and both were excellent. Don't ax me which ones, because someone will rag on them and tell me XYZ is much better and you must be a real loser, blah blah.

    The humidity was off the chain, as expected. But the daytime highs were not oven hot like north Texas. Your skin and face did not catch fire, unlike up here. Plus the evenings tended to cool down nicely with a gulf breeze coming off the ocean. This made it tolerable to go outside for a nice 3 mile run, which I didn't do, and never do, but whatever. If you're into that kind of thing it could be done without being hauled off in an ambulance like jogging in north Texas.

    They also had deer eating in the neighborhoods around town, which was pretty ok in my book. You can't find a deer anywhere in the DFW area, eating in subdivisions.

    Overall, I give the place a 7.5 on a scale of 10.
    Where to start with the wrong ass shit in this post. DFW much better to run or be outdoors than stinky town. No deer in subdivisions? I have seen deer in Grapevine, Cedar Hill, and in Dallas proper in the last two weeks. Ocean Breeze... are you on ****ing crack?
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    If you didn't eat at the Lakeside Resturant at LT, you should have, it is damn fine dinning.

    As for Mexican food places, you didn't eat at the best one near the lake, not enough street cred to get in the door, they would have just left you standing outside in line like you were trying to get into the Roxbury in 1992.

    Oh that and the last time we had a Gulf Breeze on Conroe we called it Ike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Panther View Post
    did they move Conroe?


    Glad you enjoyed it. I can't say I like anything about cornrow, but to each his own.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MUDDOG View Post
    Centerville.
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    You didn't mention the resort but I guess they must have upgraded the place from when it was the shithole call Del Lago.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DavidG View Post
    You didn't mention the resort but I guess they must have upgraded the place from when it was the shithole call Del Lago.
    Not so much. Place needs a major overhaul. Has some of the right things in place, but crummy management/spending on upgrades.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Auto View Post
    Where to start with the wrong ass shit in this post. DFW much better to run or be outdoors than stinky town. No deer in subdivisions? I have seen deer in Grapevine, Cedar Hill, and in Dallas proper in the last two weeks. Ocean Breeze... are you on ****ing crack?
    I don't get out very often, nor smoke weed. I need to do more of both so I can see more deer and get in shape while chasing them away.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MUDDOG View Post
    I don't get out very often, nor smoke weed. I need to do more of both so I can see more deer and get in shape while chasing them away.
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    I've got your back on this MUDDOG.

    Yes you can, and do, get an ocean breeze in Conroe, even up to Centerville. It's not predictable and it runs in cycles. It's caused by intense heating of the land inland from the Gulf. As the hot air rises it sucks in cooler air in from the Gulf. This usually arrives around 6:00pm if you get it at all. The closer you are to the Gulf the better your chance, but I've caught it many times in Centerville.

    You can also get a much smaller effect from a body of water like Lake Conroe.

    A more extreme example was when the America's Cup race was held out of Fremantle, Australia in the 1980's. There the mornings are typically calm, but hundreds of miles inland the desert heats up to intolerable levels and as the hot air rises it brings in the cooler sea air and by afternoon it's ripping 30-40 knots.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MUDDOG View Post
    Don't start in on me Panther. It felt to me like a gulf breeze coming off the ocean. Out of the south every day about sundown. And it smelled like pelicans and coconuts. So, yes. They must have moved it.
    Its out of the South in NE Texas as well mostly in the summer.

    Except right now, it is from the NE which smells like arkansas and chicken houses
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    Conversely we will often get a northerly breeze just prior to sunrise.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AvianQuest View Post
    I've got your back on this MUDDOG.

    Yes you can, and do, get an ocean breeze in Conroe, even up to Centerville. It's not predictable and it runs in cycles. It's caused by intense heating of the land inland from the Gulf. As the hot air rises it sucks in cooler air in from the Gulf. This usually arrives around 6:00pm if you get it at all. The closer you are to the Gulf the better your chance, but I've caught it many times in Centerville.

    You can also get a much smaller effect from a body of water like Lake Conroe.

    A more extreme example was when the America's Cup race was held out of Fremantle, Australia in the 1980's. There the mornings are typically calm, but hundreds of miles inland the desert heats up to intolerable levels and as the hot air rises it brings in the cooler sea air and by afternoon it's ripping 30-40 knots.
    ^^^ See I told ya'll so. Thanks for having my back. Just don't grab onto it or get any closer.

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