Finding the Wild in the Black Hills

Although we are in the high summer season, and the Black Hills were filled with tourists in the weeks just after Memorial Day, we managed to find many, many locations of relative solitude and incredible beauty in this large wilderness. Custer State Park The focal point of our visit to the Black Hills was Custer … Read moreFinding the Wild in the Black Hills

Kicking Back at the Beach

A beach is considered a balm for the soul, and we’ve definitely experienced that this week at St. George Island State Park, a park located on the tip of St. George Island, a barrier island in the Gulf of Mexico off Apalachicola. As part of Florida’s “Forgotten Coast,” this area is anything but crowded and … Read moreKicking Back at the Beach

Deconstructing De Soto National Memorial

Since one of the guiding principles in our travels is to visit National Park Service units across the country, we wanted to see as many of our home state sites as possible before leaving Florida. As our path brought us to the west coast of Florida to visit family, we made time to swing by … Read moreDeconstructing De Soto National Memorial

Ringing in 2018 at Sebastian Inlet State Park

We started out the new year right — in our Airstream, camped at yet another fantastic state park. Sebastian Inlet State Park is located in the Treasure Coast area of Florida, approximately 175 miles north of our home in Miami. This is a park that exemplifies the motto of our state park system: The Real … Read moreRinging in 2018 at Sebastian Inlet State Park