Tag: Camping

Camping Made Me Whole Again

More than that, I can't put a numerical value on the way that finally getting back out of the house and back into nature helped to heal me when I was the most broken, the most alone, and the most frustrated I have been in my adult life. It...

Burros, Rocks, and Hot Springs – Campsmas 2019

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....

Two Days of Travel – 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...

Let’s Try This Again – 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...

Camp Hair, Don’t Care

No, I don't feel like I can pull an Alicia Keys and go 100% natural all the time, but I'm doing the best I can. Instead of sorting through photos to find the ones in which I look my very best, I've started accepting pictures of me enjoying the...