The small tree stands in full bloom, or so it seems. The beautiful small flowers are actually leaves, but they bring a smile to my face all the same. This tree seems out of place in this vast land, but it’s one of many interesting plants we see along the way.
A family hike at Garner State Park
As we walk up the paved path, K-girl complains that she doesn’t want to go for a hike. Personally, I’m feeling like this isn’t hiking… it’s a paved road for walking on.
After a great time at Padre Island, we started making our way back to San Antonio. We wanted to take the kiddos to Six Flags Fiesta Texas one more time, and we also wanted to stop in Austin and see some old friends from the Queen’s Swing Dance Club.
My S/I joint is sore, there’s sand between my toes and under my toenails, the arches of my feet ache…. and I’m happy.
The line is long, but the wait is worth it. The Iron Rattler is a big roller coaster and has a great drop, and K-girl and G-boy are both tall enough to ride it. K-girl loves it (and I do too, of course—if you’ve been reading the blog for a while, you probably already know I love most roller coasters).
If you were going to spend several months in a single US state to see as many natural areas as possible, Texas might be arguably the best place to go. We have been enjoying the natural beauty of Texas. Dinosaur Valley was a treat for parents and kids alike, and Meridian State Park was no different.
At Texas State Parks, you can go on easy hikes, rugged hikes, see nature in all its glory, and even find dinosaurs and the footprints they left behind millions of years ago. Texas is a beautiful place, full of charm, history, and a coastline boasting sunrises that will take your breath away.
For the last three and a half months, we have been living in our 32-foot RV, a cozy home on wheels that we acquired for an amazing deal back in our “hometown” of Kingston, Ontario. Life on the road is adventurous, exciting, and full of learning opportunities. I’m loving every minute.