Tag Archive: Texas State Parks

Jan 04

Christmas in Galveston, TX

Time to go to the beach for Christmas break! Nana and Gramps met us as we got to Galveston State Park.   Christmas crafts! We had lunch at a fun restaurant decorated like a rain forest! We had a thunderstorm every half hour and some of the animals would come to life every so often …

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Dec 27

Austin, Texas

We spent a quick couple days in Austin before heading to the beach for Christmas. We packed a lot into a short stay and had fun exploring Texas’ capitol city. First up, we managed to arrive after dark again, oh well. But it was an exciting night with some noisy visitors after midnight… Ever heard …

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Dec 01

Back to Texas: Mineral Wells State Park

Glad to drive south away from freezing nights and cold winds, we made our way to Mineral Wells State park just west of Fort Worth. Here we got to walk across a spillway. The spillway was actually built higher several years ago because the capacity of the lake went down – so instead of dredging, …

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Oct 25

Weekend Camping at Martin Creek State Park

We stopped at Martin Creek State Park in Texas for 2 nights. We asked the kids the first night at dinner if they wanted to go camping – Becca immediately said “we don’t have marshmallows!” We live in an RV. We stay at campgrounds literally every night. Yet camping requires marshmallows. Probably because “camping” to …

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Oct 12

Fort Richardson State Park

We got to stay at Fort Richardson State Park for a few days. Our site had the best climbing tree ever! The deer visited the field by our campsite each evening, and first thing in the morning if you were quiet, you could see them in our campsite! The walking tour of the fort was …

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Oct 08

Final Day at Caprock Canyons

Wednesday was our final day at Caprock Canyons. We finished up the Jr. Rangers booklets and went down to see the Rangers to get the badges. We learned a little more about the Bison while at the visitors center and were comforted by the fact that the Buffalo Jerky for sale was not local… We …

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Oct 06

Paulo Duro State Park

We were within spitting distance of Paulo Duro so we went there for a day. Along the way there we found our happy place! Paulo Duro is an interesting canyon because you’re out on the prairie, then all of a sudden the ground opens up and there’s this vast canyon in front of you. We …

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Oct 05

Wildlife at Caprock Canyon

We’ve enjoyed getting our science lessons through an organic roadschooling method this week! I have trouble getting the books out for a lesson when there’s all this amazing science right outside our door! This week we’ve learned to identify the clicking sound of a native grasshopper that we’ve fondly dubbed the “monarch grasshopper” due to …

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Oct 05

Star Party at Caprock Canyon

Dark skies are rated by how much light pollution there is on a numerical scale. The lower the number, the less light pollution there is. At Caprock Canyon the skies are rated a 2. The kids enjoyed our star party several nights. We got to see Saturn and its rings in the telescope, and even …

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Oct 04

Caprock Canyon: Day 2

We decided that we were going to try another hike with the kids – the “challenging” notation didn’t phase us too much because it was only a short way on the challenging trail and that was going to take us to an overlook – so let’s go!  Authentic learning at it’s best…     Here …

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