We went somewhere warm in February

Mostly, anyways. We also ended up in Texas during the end-times freezing temperatures and power and water outages. Other than that, it was a wonderful trip!

Here’s your teaser while I start to work on the trip posts. We had extremely spotty campground internet service while traveling, which is my excuse for not posting anything from the road, and then I had a bit of post-trip lack of motivation. But:

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We stuck to the general plan outlined in our last post. Here are the specific destinations, and what you have to look forward to reading about:

  • Atlanta (family fun)
  • Ocean Springs, MS (cute town on the way)
  • Vidor, TX (random dud on the way)
  • Austin (love it there)
  • San Antonio (food, drink, history)
  • Alpine, TX (a must-do for us on the way to Big Bend)
  • Big Bend National Park (our favorite national park)
  • Marfa, TX (more going on there than Alpine)
  • Tucson (great food and drink and hiking)
  • Catalina State Park near Tucson (fantastic!!!)
  • Lost Dutchman State Park near Phoenix (also fantastic!! but with one fewer exclamation point)
  • Bisbee, AZ (artsy little town near hiking)
  • Mesilla, NM (seemed charming but was frozen)
  • Fort Stockton, TX (frozen stopover)
  • Austin (armageddon)
  • Westlake, LA (where we landed after fleeing Texas)
  • New Orleans, LA (recovering from our ordeal with sun, food, drink)
  • Pensacola Beach, FL (incredible beachfront campsite!)
  • Eastpoint, FL (oysters and donuts)
  • Bronson, FL (gorgeous resort-like campground in horse country)
  • Atlanta (more family fun)

But the photos to come are better than the words. Here’s a sample:

sunrise hiking toward Mule Ears in Big Bend National Park
hiking in Big Bend
Bugsy and a cactus in Arizona
hiking in Tucson
icicles on the airstream in frozen Texas
driving through frozen New Mexico and Texas
bugsy and the airstream beachfront in Pensacola Beach
thawing out in Pensacola Beach

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