I have never been a “morning person,” though I find while here at Mittry Lake, the wee small hours of the morning just before dawn have become my favorite time of day. The heat has long subsided into cool, heavy dew that hovers over the lake. I can almost feel the weight of the cooler air as it seeps through my windows in my corner bed, pressing me ever further beneath the covers. The coolness of the night is one of the things I have learned to cherish about the desert. Continue reading
As much as I have been loving my time in Austin, I needed some time to escape the “Barton Springs Scene.” I enjoy the energy of being immersed in a “university town,” but it can start to feel a little like my graying hair is being blown back by all the “awesomeness” from the twenty-something population. So I wanted to get out of town for the weekend when the Zilker Park crowds reach critical mass. Continue reading
Since I have been back in Texas this past year, I have been trying to visit some of the state parks. I even bought my first annual Texas State Park pass to stimulate my exploratory self while keeping the frugal side of me from tabulating day use fees. Continue reading
I had to cut my time in Mexico short….all for the nerve of a tooth. The nerve that was causing me pain, as well as the lack of nerve that kept me from having it fixed in Mexico. Nothing ventured, nothing gained, Continue reading
As I mentioned previously, I have been trying for well over a year to get a permit to hike The Wave in the Coyote Butte section of Utah. Having been so excited about the prospect of crossing this off my “bucket list,” I was surprised by the feeling of trepidation that was eating away at my stomach the night before as I sat in the local Mexican restaurant swigging a margarita, trying to plot way-points in the wilderness into an automobile GPS. Continue reading
My absolute favorite thing to do in Acadia National Park is hike the over 150 miles of hiking trails. There are so many choices!
What kind of freak climate collision brought 68 degree lows to Texas in mid-August? Who cares, I’m going CAMPING!
I recognized about mid-week that the upcoming cooling trend was a rare gift in the midst of Texas summer heat, offering a small window of opportunity to get my long overdue outdoor “fix.” Continue reading