Category: Travel Tales

Olympic Peninsula: Introduction

For our Honeymoon Keltin and I visited the Olympic Peninsula and spent most of our time in Olympic National Park. This trip was a whirl wind and we saw everything from mountains and rainforests to the Pacific Ocean. On this trip we didn’t visit many restaurants and no breweries or wineries. What we did was

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Fall Colors at LBJ National Grasslands

The LBJ National Grasslands near Decatur, TX have miles of trails and many people visit to ride their horse along these trails. We visit to hike and maybe tent camp one day. Last time we visited there were still some wild flowers but the fall foliage was making itself seen and it is too beautiful

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Gear Review: Bear’s Gear

Hiking in Texas can be hot even in the spring and fall. I always carry water for both Bear and I but as we hike longer trails I worry about not having enough. So in the interest of everyone having enough water, we bought Bear a pack. He has shoes too, right now he is

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Must Haves for Camping with Dogs

We love taking Bear camping and hiking. Dogs require just as much gear as people to be comfortable and safe while relaxing in the campsite! Some of these might make you ask, “who would forget that?” But we have all forgotten something important every now and then. Hopefully this check list will help on your

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Gear Review: Half Dome 4+ Tent

Keltin and I actually got this tent for Christmas last year. We used it once in February and thought we were going to freeze. That is not the tents fault – we needed better sleeping bags. With the lack of sleep I was feeling unforgiving and didn’t review the tent on our first use. I

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Exploring Denison

We love exploring small towns. They normally have some really neat history. After leaving Eisenhower State Park, Keltin and I decided to explore Denison, TX. A bit of backstory, President Dwight D. Eisenhower was born in Denison before his family moved to Kansas. His birthplace is now a historic site with a small museum. Before

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Eisenhower State Park: Comparing Campsites

On our first trip to Eisenhower State Park we stayed in the Elm Point Camping Area. These tent sites sit on top of a high bluff and overlook Lake Texoma. Pros of the Elm Point Camping Area: Beautiful views Better breeze Close proximity to the day use area Close proximity to the swim beach Cons

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Hiking Eisenhower State Park Part II

In February of this year Keltin and I visited Eisenhower State Park for the first time but it was a cold trip and the hiking trails were so muddy that we stopped trudging through the mile after little more than a mile. We decided that this state park needed a chance at redemption. We decided

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