Category: State and National Parks

Hiking Dinosaur Valley State Park

This is the year for social distancing birthdays and Keltin’s is in August. For his special day he wanted a nice hike and decided on Dinosaur Valley State Park. I personally love Dinosaur Valley because I camped their often as a kid with my grandparents but had never hiked. This state park is worth hiking.

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Hiking Guadalupe River State Park

While visiting the Texas Hill Country we wanted to get at least one good hike in. A chance to explore and see new trails. Due to the pandemic we had to reserve our day pass a couple weeks in advance, $7 for adults, children under 12 are free. Guadalupe River State Park is divided into

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Hiking LBJ National Grasslands

When I was growing up my dad took my sisters and me to the National Grasslands on the weekends to ride horses. With shelter-in-place lifted we wanted to get out but still stay away from people and the grasslands are a great place to do so. It is $10 per vehicle to park at the

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Hiking Eisenhower State Park

Like I said in my original post about Eisenhower State Park, we didn’t get to do nearly as much hiking as we would have liked due to the trails being super muddy but we did get a bit in and the trails over looking the lake are gorgeous! The non-muddy portions of the trail were

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Visitor’s Guide: Eisenhower State Park

For Christmas Keltin and I purchased ourselves a new tent but we didn’t want to wait until spring to test it out so we decided to plan a winter camping trip to Eisenhower State Park on Lake Texoma. We decided on this state park in part due to the reviews in Best Tent Camping and

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Colorado: In Review

Colorado is always a wonderful state to visit. There is so much to see and to do. I learned that I need to be in better shape for some of those longer hikes because there are so many more that I want to go on. If you missed any of my Colorado adventures check them

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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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