The Three Challenges of Choke Canyon State Park

The Three Challenges of Choke Canyon State Park

Have you ever set-off on an adventure, and begun to wonder if maybe fate had conspired against you on this endeavor?  An hour into our trip to Choke Canyon State Park, we had begun to ask that very question. Challenge 1: Getting to Choke Canyon State Park If you drew a line between San Antonio in the north, and Corpus Christi in the south, you’d cross Choke Canyon at about the halfway mark.  We set-off

A grand day in Galveston – part 2 (with Surfside)

A grand day in Galveston – part 2 (with Surfside)

Welcome back!  If you didn’t catch our first blog post about Galveston, be sure to check it out here! For the second half of this trip, we visited Galveston Island State Park, then followed that up with a visit to our favorite Surfside burger dive, and a stroll down the Surfside Jetty. Galveston Island State Park When you visit Galveston Island State Park, you have two choices.  You can visit the beach at the Gulf

If I could go back to New Mexico…

If I could go back to New Mexico…

Between work and finances (and the weather, see: work), this is going to be a summer spent close to home.  Last summer, though, we spent two weeks in New Mexico.  There were a couple of things I wish we’d done differently.  If you’re planning to travel to New Mexico, maybe my regrets will help you have a better trip. I wish we’d taken longer to acclimate. The day we got there, we hiked the rim

Desperately Seeking Arches

Desperately Seeking Arches

A few days into our most recent trip to New Mexico, we found ourselves with a couple of free hours near Aztec.  We decided to go on a little adventure – a search for a few of the over 300 arches on public land that surround the town.  Utah is kinda famous for its arches.  Even has a national park named after them, complete with marked trails and decent directions. Finding the arches The public

Go Birding at Galveston Island State Park

Go Birding at Galveston Island State Park

If you like coastal birds – watching them, photographing them – you need to visit Galveston Island State Park.  With the gulf on one side and marshes on the other, they have a bonanza of waterfowl there for observation. Some species reside there year-round, but the park serves as a stopover for several migratory birds.  For the biggest variety, plan your visit for the temperate months of the spring and autumn. To get the most