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Road Trip Mentality

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Last weekend, I decided to drive to Oklahoma; specifically Turner Falls. I had no firm plans, I would check it out and camp where ever I felt would be safe and fun. My mind set was very go with the flow. Once I got to Turner Falls it was really late, so I parked my car and got ready for sleeping. I didn’t get a look at the Falls, but I was pretty excited. It would be cold, but I imagined the falls to be pretty epic.  The next morning…read more

The Adventures of Coco and the Danger Noodle

Posted by in Hiking

Today, my friends and I decided to go on a hike. I was somewhat worried… because it would be Coco’s first hiking expedition. We met up around 4pm at Rockledge Park in Grapevine, Texas. It was a truly glorious day. The wind was high and the sky was bright blue. It was really spectacular. The park borders Grapevine Lake and happens to be 10 min away from where I live. Once my friends got there we started out. The trail has been eroded due to the amount of flooding we have…read more

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

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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

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

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