Escape to Martin Dies Jr. State Park

Despite the late arrival, despite the heat, despite the rain, we had some much needed outdoor therapy and unplugged time as a family. COVID-19 has affected all of us in different ways and for our family there was this strong need to just do something and go somewhere. While we wait for our summer vacation plans (which still look promising), this gave us the brief respite that we needed.

Campsgiving on the Coast

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.

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

A Weekend On the Lake – Lake Livingston State Park

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