Evading Severe Weather in the South and Finding Our Happy in Cloudland Canyon State Park, Georgia

There was 1 night recently where we ended up with reservations at 3 different campgrounds. This sounds absurd, and frankly, it really was. When we left Arkansas, the National Weather Service was already calling for severe storms where we were headed. As we evaluated the forecast with our future reservations in mind, we knew headingContinue reading “Evading Severe Weather in the South and Finding Our Happy in Cloudland Canyon State Park, Georgia”

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”

Hiking with My Bird on the Little Blakely Trail, Arkansas

One of the things I have not done a lot of on our adventure is spend time with Little Bird outside of the camper or campground just the 2 of us. We do a lot as a family, and she and I spend time together at home, but we do not usually go out somewhereContinue reading “Hiking with My Bird on the Little Blakely Trail, 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”

Gaining Strength and Body Confidence Through a 30-Day Yoga Challenge

In late December, a coworker mentioned that she was going to do the Yoga with Adriene 30-day Challenge in January, and she was wondering if anyone wanted to join her and hold each other accountable. If I know anything about my motivation to work out, I know that I 100% need external accountability. Even thoughContinue reading “Gaining Strength and Body Confidence Through a 30-Day Yoga Challenge”

Looking for Treasure in Arkansas after a Gem of a Hike in Oklahoma: A busy day trip

We had a packed day trip to Beavers Bend State Park in Oklahoma and Crater of Diamonds State Park in Arkansas.

Finding the Terrain Cure in Hot Springs National Park

We were really not sure what to expect during our visit to Hot Springs, or really Arkansas in general, but we were blown away with the unexpected scenery and unique setting of the national park and the surrounding area.