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”

Chasing Waterfalls and Goats at Cedarock Park, Burlington, North Carolina

On recommendation from Will’s sister, we made our way to Cedarock Park on a beautiful, quiet Tuesday morning for a hike and some exploring. The park offers hiking trails, equestrian trails, disc golf, fishing, and a historic farm. While there were quite a few people in the park when we arrived, most were playing discContinue reading “Chasing Waterfalls and Goats at Cedarock Park, Burlington, North Carolina”

Hiking in Nature’s Church at Piedmont Environmental Center, High Point, North Carolina

On a recent Sunday morning, we made our way to the Piedmont Environmental Center for a nice morning hike along High Point Lake. We were not really sure what to expect, as the center is situated right in the middle of a residential area, but we were pleasantly surprised once we left the parking lotContinue reading “Hiking in Nature’s Church at Piedmont Environmental Center, High Point, North Carolina”

Traversing Pilot Mountain, North Carolina

During our first visit to the Winston-Salem area in early December, we visited Pilot Mountain State Park. However, it was incredibly windy and cold, so Will and I took turns dashing up to the overlook while the other stayed in the warm truck with the girls. Thankfully, our second trip was on a much nicerContinue reading “Traversing Pilot Mountain, North Carolina”

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”

Sightseeing in San Antonio—Part 2: Mission San José and the Japanese Tea Garden

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”

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