The last time we went to Big Bend, we rushed our way through the 800,000 acre park in less than six hours. This time we had three full days. We could take our time and explore the things we wanted to explore without rushing through each point of interest. To give an idea of how … Continue reading Burros, Rocks, and Hot Springs – Campsmas 2019
When I was a kid, my uncle started using the phrase, “We can’t be late, we’re on vacation.” I’m sure that he was far from the first person to make that excuse for not getting to family gatherings at the expected time, but it was something that I eventually believed was a good life philosophy … Continue reading Two Days of Travel – Campsmas 2019
This time last year I was desperately trying to hold onto the dreams that I had for our Christmas vacation. The government shutdown had not ended and we were preparing to head to southwest Texas without knowing whether or not Big Bend National Park would still be open by the time we got there. We … Continue reading Let’s Try This Again – Campsmas 2019
We tossed around options, looked at past camping trips around Texas, and six months out finally decided to give the Corpus Christi region another shot. At the time, Mustang Island State Park was still closed for repairs from Hurricane Harvey (the Corpus region suffered a direct hit from the hurricane), so I looked a little further north to Lake Corpus Christi State Park. It would be less than an hour of driving to get us into the city for whatever sightseeing we wanted to do and we could get full hook-up, which is helpful when we are planning a full feast and a stay of longer than two nights.
The first time we visited Lake Livingston State Park, we were still Texas camping novices. We had bravely ventured out to explore some of the parks in Southeast Texas, taking our first trip out to the Sam Houston National Forest region four months after we finally moved out of our camper and into our house. … Continue reading A Weekend On the Lake – Lake Livingston State Park