Enjoying Spring in Mohican State Park, Ohio

We are chasing spring. Just as we chased the changing colors in the fall as we made our way south, we are seeing spring colors popping up time and time again as we head north. We saw our first redbud trees blossoming in Texas in February, followed them up through Arkansas, Georgia, and North Carolina,Continue reading “Enjoying Spring in Mohican State Park, Ohio”

North Carolina Botanical Gardens, Chapel Hill, North Carolina

We are always up for a visit to a botanical garden, and the gardens at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill did not disappoint. It could be that we visited on a most beautiful spring day with pops of color blooming everywhere, but of all the universities we have driven through, Chapel HillContinue reading “North Carolina Botanical Gardens, Chapel Hill, North Carolina”

Sleeping with the Cows: A Review of Our Stay at Walnut Hollow Ranch, Harvest Hosts

Have you ever been kept up at night by cows mooing outside your door? We have, and we loved it (however, had they woken Little Bird we may not feel the same!). On our most recent stay through Harvest Hosts, we visited Walnut Hollow Ranch in western North Carolina where they raise black angus cattleContinue reading “Sleeping with the Cows: A Review of Our Stay at Walnut Hollow Ranch, Harvest Hosts”

Hiking the Caddo Bend Trail at Lake Ouachita State Park, Arkansas

Lake Ouachita (pronounced wash-ah-taw) is the largest lake in Arkansas and has over 900 miles of remote shoreline. There are no houses on the lake, and the surrounding areas are truly spectacular. The Caddo Bend Trail reportedly offers some of the most picturesque views of the lake, so we knew we were in for aContinue reading “Hiking the Caddo Bend Trail at Lake Ouachita State Park, Arkansas”

Learning about the German Influence in Central Texas: Exploring Gruene and Landa Park

One thing that surprised us about Texas was the sudden influx of Lutheran churches. I was raised Lutheran, and we belong to a Lutheran church in Pittsburgh, so we are always on the lookout for Lutheran churches wherever we visit. We are typically surprised if we see 1 in an area, but when we arrivedContinue reading “Learning about the German Influence in Central Texas: Exploring Gruene and Landa Park”

Sightseeing in San Antonio—Part 1: the Alamo & River Walk

San Antonio has always been one of my favorite places to visit in Texas, and I knew that Will would enjoy it, too. Even though it is the second largest city in Texas, we did not experience the same big city feel we got in Houston or Dallas, though it certainly is sprawling. For theContinue reading “Sightseeing in San Antonio—Part 1: the Alamo & River Walk”

Sewing in a Camper

Living in a small space certainly has limitations, but when we were deciding on what to bring and what to leave behind, there was never a question that my sewing machine would be coming with us. My sewing machine, my iron and miniature ironing board, my cutting board, and my box of notions. The essentials.Continue reading “Sewing in a Camper”

Living the Best Beach Life at Mustang Island State Park, Texas

Texans know how to live the best beach life. There is none of this lugging your chairs, umbrellas, towels, coolers, and other accessories across parking lots, down paths, and across deep sand. No, you take a right at the stop sign, drive yourself directly onto that beach, park a safe distance from the surf, leaveContinue reading “Living the Best Beach Life at Mustang Island State Park, Texas”

Our Faith Adventure in Matagorda, Texas

Have you ever watched dolphins swim from your dining room window? Little Bird and I received the amazing gift of watching a pod of dolphins travel down the Colorado River during our stay at Matagorda Nature Park