I'm still a half mile from the end of the ramp here at Lake Amistad. Here's the view. Think I'll hitchhike with the nice park ranger to get back up.
We're less than 30 minutes from take-off time. While many of you "up north" scraped the ice off car windshields, we did the same here in south Texas. There's a stiff wind out if the north, and it's shaping up to be a cold, raw day.
Beyond the ice scraping, I got to experience what it's like to be part of a paparazzi escort. As I followed photographer James Overstreet to the ramp, we both got pulled over by a park ranger. He gave us a blue light escort around a very long line of trucks and trailers. Never mind in truth we were driving in the wrong lane. Such is the life of a daring photog I suppose.
Thursday morning's launch on Lake Amistad was 27 degrees with north winds.
It's a chilly morning on Texas' Lake Amistad.
T-Roy Broussard with a 7-pound Amistad bass after a slow start on the final day of practice.
Dale Hightower with a 10.4-pound Amistad bass hooked during practice.