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”

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.

Life is Like a Box of Chocolates: Our Wanderings in Savannah, GA and Hilton Head Island, SC

We had an amazing time exploring Savannah and Hilton Head Island.

Navigating More than the Trail in Hanging Rock State Park

Even though we both said we were going to turn back and let the other one go ahead, we are both stubborn enough to want to reach the top of the mountain, so we spent the few short minutes of tense conversation to get to the heart of things and press on together. The suckyContinue reading “Navigating More than the Trail in Hanging Rock State Park”

Getting into the Holiday Spirit in Pittsburgh, PA

We spent the week of Thanksgiving in Pittsburgh visiting family and catching up on doctor’s appointments and other commitments. Will and I took advantage of having eager grandparents nearby and headed into the city—JUST US—for an actual date! Since COVID has a stronghold on the traditional date destinations, we ended up walking around downtown PittsburghContinue reading “Getting into the Holiday Spirit in Pittsburgh, PA”

Exploring Warriors Path State Park, Tennessee

We loved staying so close to Warriors Path State Park and really took advantage of all it had to offer during our month in Tennessee.

What State Are We In? Our Hike to Tri-State Peak in the Historic Cumberland Gap

This historic Cumberland Gap is a must see! We hiked to the top of Tri-State Peak and stood in Kentucky,
Tennessee, and Virginia all at once!

Exploring Knoxville, the Marble City

We explored Knoxville twice and we would go back in a heartbeat. Knoxville is definitely worth a visit!

Weekend Hike in Laurel Run Park

The campground we are staying at in Tennessee is in a really great location, but it is about a 1.5-hour drive to many of the things we want to do and see. On a day when we were definitely not feeling spending a minimum of 3 hours in the car, I started doing some researchContinue reading “Weekend Hike in Laurel Run Park”