Category: State and National Parks

Colorado: Chimney Rock National Monument

Keltin and I debated a lot on this trip about going to Chimney Rock versus Mesa Verde. If we had had more time we would have go to both but in the end with the tours available and the times of those tours we decided to visit Chimney Rock and we were not disappointed. If

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Colorado: Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve

Visiting the Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve was probably one of my favorite things on this trip and I’d go back in a moment. The landscape is so surreal. I knew where we were going but its one thing to know and another to see the giant dunes rising up above you. Walking

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Hiking Huntsville State Park

The weather has gotten really nice lately and on the way back from Houston recently I decided to stop and visit Huntsville State Park. The cool weather and and the beauty of the trees were calling my name and Bear and I needed a hike. The day we went the park was quite busy –

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Colorado: Introduction

In September Keltin and I spent a week exploring beautiful Colorado with his parents and we stayed busy visiting breweries, small mountain towns and hiking every chance we got. I hope that these posts can help you explore this beautiful state! Where is your favorite place to visit in Colorado? Or what is your favorite

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Summer Travel Wrap-up

Summer 2019 has been pretty amazing. Not only did I get engaged to the love of my life but I’ve been on some pretty fantastic trips too. We started the summer off right Memorial Day weekend with a trip down to Fredericksburg and were able to visit some fantastic state parks: Old Tunnel State Park

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Belize: Blue Hole Natural Monument

There are a variety of items on all adventures’ bucket lists and for a diver having gotten a chance to dive the second largest barrier reef in the world was defiantly an item checked off the list. Getting to dive the Blue Hole the next day was icing on the cake and another great bucket

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Hiking Lake Mineral Wells State Park

It has been a while since Keltin and I took Bear on a good hike and we decided to head up to Lake Mineral Wells State Park recently. We go there early to beat the crowds and hopefully the heat. We actually managed fairly well on those two fronts only to nearly drowned in the

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Texas: Pedernales Falls State Park

As we headed home from Fredericksburg, Keltin and I wanted to get one good hike in and it made since to find a park on the way home. We decided to stop by Pedernales Falls State Park. This is a very popular park and we managed to get in just before the park was closed

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Texas: Old Tunnel State Park

On the way to Walnut Canyon Cabins and walking distance from Alamo Springs Cafe is Old Tunnel State Park. This is a tiny state park, the smallest in Texas in fact, and is just over 16 acres. Old Tunnel is named for the old train tunnel that runs through the front portion of the park.

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Meridian State Park: Gear Review

After our first tent camping trip, you can read about it here, I thought it might be fun to review the new gear we purchased and somethings we had that made the trip easier. First all of these opinions are my own, nothing is sponsored. Some of the gear we used was older stuff that

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