From the Road & More

Top Photo: View of the campground as seen from the hiking trail.

Unusual NM State Park in the sense that they allow visitors to collect rocks they find. During our visit, we noticed that the park hosts were accommodating and user-friendly.

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"Our 1st campground out of Texas on this trip. Yay! There's an excellent hiking trail from the State Park. An interesting day trip from this park is White Sands National Monument."

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Top Photo: View from our campsite.

Site #48, this site has electric & water, dump station nearby, 94 sites, 5,000 foot elevation. March 5 - 7th.

Overall Experience: smile

View looking down at our campsite. On the right of our motorhome, you will find our traveling Little Free Library setup....

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Site #33 & 25, these sites have water & electric, dump station nearby, 64 sites, 1730 foot elevation. February 19th - 24th.

Overall Experience: smile

The drive from Bastrop State Park to South Llano State Park should have been easy, only 175 miles, on roads we were very familiar with. But the "...

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Site #6, this site has full hookups, 92 sites, 521 foot elevation. February 3rd - 19th.
Overall Experience: smile

We continue to outfit our traveling circus. Getting the Subaru outfitted to tow has been a bit of a challenge, but Robert finally discovered that Spillar Hitch Co. in Austin could...

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Nehalem Bay State Park – Planned on driving a tad more today, but Hwy 101 with a combination of heavy traffic, rain, and fog made us change our mind. There's a bunch of yurts across from us. — Nehalem Bay State Park.

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Top Photo: Our campsite at the State Park. Looks spacious—not so.

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During a short walk, we stumbled across a pond containing a beaver lodge situated on Coyote Creek.

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We scored with a sweet site in Villanueva State Park, sitting on a bluff, overlooking the Pecos River. Getting our travel trailer into the site was extremely challenging. Perhaps a tad more difficult than the one we got into at Yellowstone last year.

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Short drive the first day -- have to slowly get back into the rhythm of the road. Look at that red water in Lake Abilene.

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A natural spring once filled this pond, but now because of the increased number of large dairy farms in the area, the pond needs water pumped to keep it filled.

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Sometimes, you have to hit the road even though there isn't time for a decent road trip. And that was the case with us: We had a window of about seven days, which was perfect for what I would call a mini-road trip. Once we learned about Big Bend Brewing Company's planned celebration in Valentine, TX...

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On our way home from a family gathering over Thanksgiving weekend, we decided to stop at Palmetto State Park. It’s been years since Diana and I visited this park, and we have never camped here because of its proximity to home. Also, because the trailer’s black/gray tanks were approaching full from w...

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Bruneau Dunes State Park

Updating this site hasn't gone as planned. Two factors seem to be the culprit. First, we began this trip dry camping in areas with extremely limited or no internet connection, and when we get to an area with good coverage, we played catch-up with e-mail etc. Second factor...

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Caprock Canyon State Park, TX (above pic)

March 26th - April 8th, 2012

This was the inaugural voyage for our newly constructed Little Free Library (link updated 4/11/2017). Stops on this trip included the following parks: Lake Mineral Wells State Park, Copper Breaks State Park, Caprock Canyon...

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