Posts Tagged‘State Park’

Austin, TX

Promises of weirdness. Promises of amazing food. Promises of unparalleled people watching. Promises of… disappointment? Austin gave us a rough start. Although, to be honest, it wasn’t exactly Austin’s fault.  Our first 2 days in the greater Austin area: #1: we chose a subpar RV park* in Dripping Springs that was a full 50minutes outside of Austin. This park, which will now be known as ‘the situation’ had no reviews online; it is ‘brand new’.  The owner sounded nice over the phone. ‘The situation’ has a really nice website, especially for an RV park. We paid for a month sight unseen. Rookie mistake. After cruising (as…

Roswell, NM

Welcome to the city of believers! From October 9th-16th, we were surrounded by conspiracy theorists, a ton of bugs, and possibly aliens.  We decided to stay a bit outside of the city of Roswell in a State Park called Bottomless Lakes.  We chose to stay there because it was pretty cheap for full hook-ups, it touted FREE wifi (so much uploading happened during our stay!), and we tend to like the State Park scene better than the RV park scene. We got lucky because this particular State Park also happens to be one of the two things to do in…

Longmont, Denver & Fort Collins, CO

After driving up into Wyoming from Steamboat in order to avoid the Rockies, Dyna, Jake & I spent September 8th-13th hopping between some beer-laden towns in North Western Colorado. We spent a few days parked at St.Vrain State Park, which was an interesting location (read: state park next to a highway), but allowed for easy access to places such as Boulder, Oskar Blues Brewery, an Apple Store and an RV Salvage yard. Boulder is a cool town; we bought some new plates that are difficult to break (I bet I can still break them!) and some cookies there. Oskar Blues…

Steamboat, CO

August 25th (a glorious day, because it is the day that a very special G, A.Crain, was born!) through September 8th was spent near Steamboat Springs, CO.  We parked Dyna a bit outside of Steamboat at Yampa River State Park.  What’s so special about parking here? It wasn’t just the vibrant night skies which put on a nightly show of the entire milky way. It wasn’t even the mosquito bites which frequently occurred due to the fact that the park has been designated a ‘no spray zone’. Nope, it wasn’t the super attentive park rangers who covered the tent campers’…

Blanding, UT

This weekend was spent in ruins. Literally. Like the Anasazi kind (remember those guys? I ‘learned‘ about them in Elementary school. I bet you ‘learned‘ about them too).  Anyways, I didn’t remember anything I ‘learned’ about them either, so here’s what these dudes were all about.  Jake & I hiked into Cedar Mesa with the hopes of spotting a few of the buildings they left behind.  A nasty storm kept following us, so we had to add a little extra hike down the primitive road to get to the actual trails (and by ‘a little extra’ I mean 10 miles).  We…