Brantley Lake State Park – Carlsbad, NM

Day 116 Friday, January 31, 2020 – After a pretty restless night in the Texas Rest Area on Interstate 40, you know a sound machine can only drown out so much truck noise, Lucas did a little legos while I made coffee. I received this little stainless steel pour over and travel mug set fromContinue reading “Brantley Lake State Park – Carlsbad, NM”

Big Bend National Park, TX

Day 112 Continued… Monday, January 27, 2020 – The drive from Fort Davis through Alpine & Marathon to the main entrance of Big Bend NP took just over 2 hrs. We did not have reservations so wanted to arrive early. Upon stopping at the main visitor center, we were told there were approximately 14 spotsContinue reading “Big Bend National Park, TX”

Davis Mountains State Park – Fort Davis, TX

Disclaimer – I had 2 “Day 24’s” back in October! LOL So my day count has been off – Took me long enough to figure it out. I’m officially correcting it going forward. Day 98 Continued… Monday, January 13, 2020 – Well, our 4 hour trip turned into almost 6 hours with our stops. AsContinue reading “Davis Mountains State Park – Fort Davis, TX”

Blanco River State Park – Blanco, TX

Day 89 Continued… Sunday, January 5, 2020 – After a quick 45 minute drive, we arrived at the new park. When we pulled in, we realized that we were directly across from Paul, Angela & Gavin. In fact, I heard Gavin exclaim “Lucas is here”! I got to tell you, that melted my heart. LucasContinue reading “Blanco River State Park – Blanco, TX”

Guadalupe River State Park

Day 83 Continued… Monday, December 30, 2019 – We hit the road for our trip south. It was a beautiful drive. We really are enjoying this Hill Country. We passed a few really neat castle looking wineries and a few old Texas towns arriving Guadalupe River State Park around 1:45. On the way, we didContinue reading “Guadalupe River State Park”

Inks Lake State Park

Day 80 Continued… Friday, December 27, 2019 – We don’t have a very long drive today, so we took our time packing up. Today we would be heading into the Hill Country region of Texas – technically Austin is the beginning of Hill Country. We pulled out of our site a few minutes before 12.Continue reading “Inks Lake State Park”

McKinney Falls State Park

Day 78 Continued… Wednesday, December 25, 2019 – While on the road, we tried to do video calls with some of our family in between a peanut butter and jelly sandwich. After a pit stop at Buc-ee’s (which was PACKED with holiday travelers), we arrived at McKinney Falls State Park around 1:30. We set upContinue reading “McKinney Falls State Park”

Stephen F. Austin State Park

Day 74 Continued… Saturday, December 21, 2019 – At 11:55, we pulled out and headed north towards Stephen F. Austin State Park – check out at Texas parks is 12:00. Today is Winter Solstice. We are so glad to see this day arrive. Being on the road and enjoying outdoor time, we miss the daylightContinue reading “Stephen F. Austin State Park”

Brazos Bend State Park

Day 73 Continued… Friday, December 20, 2019 – We traveled south from Galveston Island on San Luis Pass Road to the Bluewater Highway before going inland. We passed areas that seem so very far away from amenities like a grocery store. It looks like it’s mostly seasonal living but you’d have to bring your foodContinue reading “Brazos Bend State Park”

Galveston Island State Park

Day 70 Continued… Tuesday, December 17, 2019 – After breakfast from Magnolia Table, we hitched up and prepared to head southeast towards Galveston Island State Park. We debated on going in the easterly direction but it’s a spot Matthew wanted to see. So why not. The 5 hour drive was uneventful – the way weContinue reading “Galveston Island State Park”