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Lake o' the Pines

Lake o' the PinesI took this photo of Claire venturing into Lake o' the Pines in east Texas last summer. We took a family road trip for a long weekend to Jefferson, TX so I could do the Jefferson Triathlon. We rented a house right off of Lake o' the Pines, and since there is very little to do in Jefferson, we spent lots of time at the lake.

It was nearly deserted and near dusk when I took this picture. It's been tweaked in Photoshop somewhat, but the basic colors are about the same.

One thing about east Texas- it's really hilly!  The 30 km bike leg of the triathlon was killer, finishing with a half-mile really steep hill that I just didn't have the gearing to climb- was down to 8 mph and 50 rpm at the top. The apple pie and ice cream the night before didn't help either.