Longhorn Cavern State Park was an absolute surprise. I'd done some research and realized it was just down the road from Inks Lake State Park (review coming soon). Longhorn Cavern is a day use only park, so no camping here. Entry to the park is free, entry to the cavern is by paid guided tour … Continue reading Longhorn Cavern State Park – Burnet, Texas
A large park with a large lake leads to incredible bird watching and an unexpected beach day...
This has been a bucket list park for me for some time. Google it, click images and you’ll see why. Or just scroll down and look at these images. It’s sheer magic. The river is fed by an underwater spring, which we saw. You guys, we saw water bubbling out of the ground. I’ve never … Continue reading Pedernales Falls State Park, Texas
I've always tent camped. My earliest camping memory was my mom picking me up from school, probably kindergarten. She had her Lincoln Continental packed to the brim and I sat on top of all the gear and sleeping bags in the back seat. I'm pretty sure I snuck onto the back dash once or twice, … Continue reading A Camper, A Renovation and Freedom
This is something I’ve wrestled with since high school. “What do you want to be when you grow up?” Maybe it’s been longer than high school. It’s probably been since whatever age people start asking you that question. I went to a high school for the arts and studied visual art. If you’ve ever seen … Continue reading You Can Be More Than One Thing
This is not a political post. You can put your guard down. Let me be VERY clear. The only wasted vote is a vote not cast. I repeat. The only wasted vote is a vote not cast. I’m not very vocal about politics. I feel like everyone else is yelling loud enough. However, I pay … Continue reading How I Wasted My Vote
It's ok to not be ok.I repeat.It's ok to not be ok.It's what you do with not being ok that makes a difference.The past weekend/week I have not been ok. There have been growing pains and struggles at work. I went with a friend to have her dog put down. There are personal struggles with … Continue reading It’s ok to not be ok. Also, self talk.
First off, it's been quiet on here. I've been writing a lot on the side, things you don't see, because, well, there's a lot going on behind the scenes, but that's for a different post. Now we're in a pandemic. And somehow watching my house burning down nearly 3 years ago prepared me a little … Continue reading Oh Hey Pandemic
I am a doer, a strategizer. When I’m presented with a problem my brain goes in to this weird computing mode. If it was a 1970s SyFy show there would be little lights blinking and beep, boop, beep sounds going off all while a motorized, monotone voice repeatedly said “computing”. Then the plan of action … Continue reading Beep Boop Beep, Just One Door = Progress
I’ve been writing this in my head for weeks. There’s actually a file called “writing” on my computer that's well over 2,000 words, were I’ve started it several times. Each time is different. Sometimes the writing is fueled by anger, sometimes despair, sometimes exhaustion. It’s taken several weeks, but this is the first time I’ve … Continue reading Our Current State, Plus A Few More Fire Engines