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Eureka Tent Review

Posted by in Camping, Tent

A few months back I bought a tent at REI. I set it up in my living room the second I got it and then packed it away in my closet for the last 5 months. The tent is called the Eureka Tetragon 2 Tent. I got it on super clearance from REI for $69. It is no longer available on their website, but I did find it on Amazon for $89. For my current purposes it is great. I have camped with it for 3 out of the last 4 weekends here…read more

Hiking Closed Trails

Posted by in Hiking

I woke up around 8:30 am. It was nice having Sahara and Youssef there to pal around with. I took as shower while Youssef built up the fire for breakfast. I fried eggs in my cool little camping cup. We ate egg sandwiches for breakfast and it was absolutely lovely. Around 10:30 we packed up our gear and headed off to find a good hiking trail. Since there has been so much rain in the past few weeks, many of the trails are closed. We headed from our camp site…read more

Ultimate Veggie Grill

Posted by in Camping

The next morning I woke up to music blaring and kids dragging their electric cars in the road. I went to bed in a forest and woke up in a city. The site I picked was in a congestion of different sites… and it being Easter Weekend… the entire city of Dallas showed up. Oh Joy. After making breakfast and sitting around trying to relax I got up and left my camp site. As I left, I called the front office to report the site that was blaring music from…read more

The Hype of Cedar Hill

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I recently picked up the book 60 Hikes Within 60 Miles at REI. Brilliant read. I do notice that may people including this book recommends to go to Cedar Hill State Park. There is a lot of hype surrounding this park. It was pricy. For a site with electric and water it was $25 a night plus park fee. The weekend total was $60. I left my apartment at 6pm and got there close to 7pm due to traffic. It was nice that the front office stays open until 10pm. I…read more

What Shoes to Buy

Posted by in Hiking

For the last 8 years I have been wearing Columbia Hiking Shoes, which retails for roughly $90. Its a good shoe the only problem I found with it was that the collar on the back that rests along my heel was easily crushed. This happened from normal use which results in blisters. It was such a nuisance. I went hiking a few weeks ago and had to hike the last mile in my socks. Thank goodness it was muddy so that my feet had cushion. I decided that I wouldn’t…read more

Day Hike and Cookout

Posted by in Hiking

After these last two weeks of weekend adventuring a few friends said they wanted to join me for an excursion. I thought it best to do a park close by and so I picked Rockledge Park at Grapevine Lake. It was great cooking and being around all my friends. There isn’t much to say because I like keeping special moments like this in my heart. It was a magical day. This was also the first time I wore my new Merrel Moab Hiking Boots. They worked a treat. I will…read more


Posted by in Hiking

This morning my friends Sahara and Youssef are set to join me. I am super excited. They are bringing breakfast! For the last 5-6 months I have been vegetarian*. The reason I put an asterix next to the words is because I don’t buy meat, but if someone offers I will eat it. This is a long story and one I will save for another post… but just know that I had steak for the first time in months and it was GLORIOUS.  They brought steak, eggs, and potatoes. And…read more

What It Means To Camp Alone

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Woke up before dawn and didn’t see any change in the weather. This is a bummer because the lake is beautiful, but I didn’t want to get my gear wet. Like a ground hog I poked my head out and went back inside to sleep for a little longer. Woke up for good at around 8:45 am and headed to the front office to pay for my site. Left the guard house and did some time lapse of the lake and I even waded through the water. I got super…read more

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