A Short Sojourn at Three Rivers State Park

It was unbelievably hot, it was incredibly humid, and it rained a lot. We really enjoyed it. Diligent readers will know that we made the decision the remain in the Florida panhandle for the remainder of 2020, giving up on the dream of spending the summer at the Great Lakes in order to minimize our … Read more A Short Sojourn at Three Rivers State Park

A Florida Throwback: DuPuis Wildlife Management Area

In our travels through Florida we made sure to include a stop at DuPuis Wildlife Management Area, an excellent spot near Lake Okeechobee from which to explore a rural, historic Florida environment. Prior to acquisition by the water management district this land was originally used for cattle ranching, and most of the 21,875 acres in … Read more A Florida Throwback: DuPuis Wildlife Management Area

Big Skies and Big Distances at Big Bend National Park

Big Bend National Park is not on the way to anywhere. Situated at the southern point of the “dip” in West Texas, it is essentially a peninsula of the US with Mexico on three sides. The park is located in the heart of the harsh Chihuahuan Desert, and the park’s southern border is also the … Read more Big Skies and Big Distances at Big Bend National Park

Underground Wonders at Carlsbad Caverns and Foggy Hiking at Guadalupe Mountains

East of El Paso, in a remote corner of the Chihuahuan Desert, two national parks straddle the border between Texas and New Mexico. Since we were in the area, we made sure to plan a visit to the almost-adjacent Guadalupe Mountains National Park and Carlsbad Caverns National Park. Camping at Guadalupe Mountains The only campground … Read more Underground Wonders at Carlsbad Caverns and Foggy Hiking at Guadalupe Mountains

Sun, Sand, Space, and Nuts in Alamogordo, NM

Driving from T or C to our next destination in Alamogordo was a challenge, because a weather front brought us 20 mph winds that whipped up the fine New Mexico sands into fog-like sandstorms. Despite the inauspicious start to our stay, we ended up really enjoying Alamogordo. We took our cues directly from our friends … Read more Sun, Sand, Space, and Nuts in Alamogordo, NM