Sunset at Sea Rim State Park, Texas

Sunset at Sea Rim State Park, Texas — When it got dark, we found out why we had the beach to ourselves — hordes of ferocious mosquitoes.

Sunset at Sea Rim State Park, Texas

Sunset at Sea Rim State Park, Texas — When it got dark, we found out why we had the beach to ourselves — hordes of ferocious mosquitoes.

Sun, sand, and sea

Sun, sand, and sea — Beach Camping at Sea Rim State Park, Texas.

Beach Camping at Sea Rim State Park, Texas

Beach Camping at Sea Rim State Park, Texas. +1

Ginger soaking up the sun on the Gulf of Mexico

Ginger soaking up the sun on the Gulf of Mexico — Beach Camping at Sea Rim State Park, Texas. +1

Sea Rim State Park, Texas

Sea Rim State Park, Texas.

Beach Camping at Sea Rim State Park, Texas

Beach Camping at Sea Rim State Park, Texas — We had the whole beach to ourselves and 80°F in November. We saw some alligator tracks in the sand, and when it got dark, we found out why we had the beach to ourselves — hordes of ferocious mosquitoes. +1

Ginger’s new tent

Ginger’s new tent – we splurged a lot of cash on an ultralight (24oz) Dyneema tent. Now Ginger or the kids can come out with me. +1

How did we get here, and where are we headed?

How did we get here, and where are we headed? – In 2010 we went from car camping to hiking and backpacking in six months. I reflect on what instigated that change, and how we are going to keep on getting out. Five-minute read, 8 pictures

Youth Lock-out and Camp Shawio Sunday

Saturday night youth lock-out followed by a Sunday morning service and picnic at Camp Shawio. 32 pictures

It was when we saw this view that we realized how far up the mountain we’d driven last night

It was when we saw this view that we realized how far up the mountain we’d driven last night – Spring Break 2013 – Day 2 – The view from Cheaha Mountain State Park, Alabama. 3 pictures

Cheaha Mountain State Park, Alabama

Cheaha Mountain State Park, Alabama – Spring Break 2013 – Day 2 – Our camp for last night. Lanie couldn’t be bothered to pitch her tent and slept in the van.