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”
I am embarrassed to say that I did not know much about the missions in San Antonio or the rich history of the area beyond the Alamo, so I was truly amazed during our visit to Mission San José. While there are a total of five missions to visit around the city with a trailContinue reading “Sightseeing in San Antonio—Part 2: Mission San José and the Japanese Tea Garden”
I never see turtles in the wild, so imagine my surprise when I see turtles at every turn after sending prayers to God for guidance and patience.
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”
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”
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
We have been so lucky to dodge storms and stay mostly out of freezing temperatures, but when you are going to face a storm, why not make it the biggest storm the area has seen in over 30 years?
Our day trip to Houston proved what we have known to be true for the past 6 months. Our prayers to follow Will’s job to Houston went unanswered for a reason. And we are so very thankful for that.
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.
We have done our best to use our Thousand Trails membership to the max! In this blog, we highlight the pros and cons of belonging to this group of campgrounds.