Tag Archive: wildlife

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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Nov 27

Thanksgiving in Kansas

We swung through Kansas on the way back down to Texas… because that’s on the way, right? Actually it’s probably in the exact wrong direction given the time of year, but hey, we got to check off another Little House stop – the Little House on the Prairie! It was closed for the season and …

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Nov 10

Lake McMurtry and Oklahoma Rattlesnakes

Shortly after arriving at our campsite at our final Oklahoma stop, we went for a walk around the empty camping loop. I walked into an empty campsite, Ryan balanced on my hip, with Rebecca, Zachary and Eliana running behind to catch up. I stopped and turned when I heard their screams to see what they …

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Nov 01

Roman Nose State Park, Oklahoma

We are in Oklahoma for a couple weeks. Driving through Oklahoma is tantalizing – they have a sign at each new town you drive through stating a handful of interesting things to see and do in the town. Being unable to stop and explore each town is a little sad! We spent several days in …

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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 01

Huntsville State Park

Finally got a shift in the weather – this week at Huntsville State Park was beautiful! Highs in the 80s and lows in the low 60s. Not too bad! The no-see-ums about ate us alive, but other than that it was a nice place to park for a week! One of the best perks to our …

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Aug 18

Cleburne State Park

  I feel sorry for Cleburne, It’s not really the destination that most people choose, it’s more like, “Dinosaur Valley State park is booked, let’s go to Cleburne” because it’s only 30 minutes away. In fact, the park ranger told us as much. It gets a bad rap, really, because we were neighbors to falcons …

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Aug 14

Cedar Hill State Park

We spent last week at Cedar Hill State Park in Texas. Damien got to spend his time out in the extreme heat repairing a camper roof while the kids and I got to spend our time in our tiny home finding ways to stay busy and keep cool. Also got to visit some extended family …

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Jul 30

Elk, Turkey, and a Bear, Oh My!

We went back into the Smokey Mountains for the weekend after training. Got our Elk, wild turkey, and Black bear sightings in and learned that Zachary gets carsick in the mountains. Yuck. Also learned that the Smokey Mountains are the most visited National Park in the United States.       Our campsite was a …

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