Instead of trying to make the 7-hour drive back home to Houston from Oklahoma in a single day I picked a site close to the state line, located the closest town, and divided the trip in half. I checked into the Days Inn of Paris, Texas on Sunday evening, planning to get an early start in the morning.
It turned out to be a good choice. Exploring this site does not take very long so it's perfect if you're just passing through. Most of the refuge is off-limits. You can only bird from the road driving in or from the small parking area. There is a fenced-in area containing feeders in front of the lot, signs on either side advising restricted access beyond, and someone's front yard in the rear. (It is not a good idea to trespass in Texas.)
At first I was disappointed because there were no geese inside the fence. Not even one. Then I heard honking. They were in the fields beyond the signs. Bring your zoom lens and binoculars.
Unlike the domestic geese I've seen in the city parks, these do not approach begging for food. (I hate those geese. They peck me if I don't feed them!)
These were fun to watch. The pairs stuck close together honking, eating, running, or just standing in unison.
All the geese are gone by late May, so visit in winter.
Birds seen this visit: Canada Goose, Red-winged Blackbird, Savannah Sparrow.