Frenchie, his parents and I went to Brazos Bend State Park on a breezy Saturday afternoon to see alligators.  And we saw lots of gators in their own habitat.  Without a fence.  There are a few walking, hiking and biking trails that circled the lakes in the area and the gators would just be sunning themselves on the banks, right by the trails.  Warning signs say to stay at least 30 feet away from the gators but people would test their nerve, inching closer to get a better shot.

Frenchie's mom almost stepped on a snake at the second lake so we quickly left the area soon after.  Still, a wonderful and unique way to spend a day in Houston and also get some exercise in.