Hiking, History, and Early Halloween at Mother Neff State Park

Ever since we've moved to Texas, my husband has spent the months leading up to Halloween looking for the ideal place to replicate our two family camping trips to Brown County State Park in Indiana. While we've considered several options (including a return trip to Lake Livingston State Park during the last weekend of October), … Continue reading Hiking, History, and Early Halloween at Mother Neff State Park

Missing the Joys of Northern Fall Camping

Fall in the Midwest is the most beautiful time of year for campers. At least, early fall is the most beautiful time of the year for campers. After a hot, sticky summer making most camping weekends uncomfortable at best, the warm days and increasingly cooler nights bring the best of both worlds: perfect daytime temperatures for outdoor activity and the comfort of an outdoor fire, a cozy hoodie, and perfectly toasted s'mores as the sun sets at night.