Big Bend National Park

Big Bend is an unexpected treasure. This place is stunning in its own right. We've been to a number of national parks in our travels but Big Bend was just different. I didn't know this area was rich in dinosaur fossils. Who would have thought that the ground we're walking…

Dallas & Fort Worth, Texas

Claire: Where do you want to go this winter? Thomas: Texas has great weather, right? Claire: Yeah, I thought so. ** Drives to Texas in January. It snows. **…

Laurel & Meridian, Mississippi

We started our journey to Texas by going through Mississippi and stopping in Meridian for a week. We wanted to check out Laurel, Mississippi, about an hour away, since we love watching Home Town on HGTV. We have a slight obsession with home make-over shows. Meridian, MississippiMeridian is a charming…

Callaway Gardens

Callaway Gardens is really beautiful this time of year. While the gardens may not be in full bloom, the fall colors and Christmas festivities make this place feel so homey. One of our big reasons for going was to drive through the lights later that night, but I neglected to…

Columbia Canal and Riverfront Park

If you're in Columbia, SC and need something to do, the Columbia Canal and Riverfront Park is a great place in downtown Columbia to get some exercise and fresh air. "This 167-acre park was the site of the original waterworks for the City of Columbia. This was also the site…

Florida Keys, Florida

Wow. We had a ton of fun in the Keys before the hurricane made things way too windy for us. There's a good bit to do, especially if you like the water. We spent a lot of time swimming, snorkeling, eating, and exploring Key West (as much as one can…

Brunswick, Georgia

Since coming back from out west we've spent a good bit of time in Brunswick, Georgia near Claire's sister. There's a good bit of stuff to do there and several great campgrounds to check out. Fort Fredericka National Monument"Fort Frederica National Monument, on St. Simons Island, Georgia, preserves the…

Grand Teton National Park

Grand Teton National Park is absolutely beautiful! We spent two days here and enjoyed hiking throughout the park and driving to various areas. It's not a terribly big park and the smoke hindered the views a lot after the first day but we were able to get some good views…