Category: Texas

Backroads Road Trip: Finding Sights Off the Beaten Path

In this time of social distanced travel and of people making a lifestyle of living in redone vans and buses there is an appeal to the open road. A desire to find those best hidden places that others don’t know exist or are too busy to stop for a moment to experience. I spoke a

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2020 In Review

This year has not been what I expected it to be. Trips had to changed, cancelled and limited to places we could social distance. Despite that I still had some amazing experiences. Trips: Wimberley Central Kansas Pacific Northwest For all these trips we did our best to social distance or we visited at non peak

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A Christmas Bear

We love seeing the lights in downtown Grapevine on Main Street. This year did require some safety measures but we still had a great time! Do you enjoy looking at Christmas lights? Have you seen any good ones this year? Let me know in the comments! Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays! INSTAGRAM│FACEBOOK│TWITTER│YOUTUBE │KO FI

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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