Hog Wallow Weekend

A hog wallow is a shallow depression in land denuded of vegetation made by the wallowing of swine. As luck would have it, Hog Wallow was the only camping area at Cedar Hill State Park with an available site on Easter weekend. Despite the foreboding name, we took a chance that there would be neither…

Sights and Sounds of Spring

After spending some time at home replacing all the plants and shrubs that were destroyed by the February winter storm, we returned to Cedar Hill State Park for an ideal weekend filled with the sights and sounds of spring. Our only regret was that a gazillion other people had the same idea. All the surrounding…

At Long Last, Loyd

The call from Loyd Park came as a welcome surprise: We had a site for the weekend. Because it was the first weekend of Spring Break, we were unable to reserve a site at Cedar Hill State Park, so we were happy to return to Loyd Park for the first time since November. Our site…

Recipe for Disaster

We started our weekend a bit earlier, thanks to our decision to stay encamped from the previous weekend. With Cloud 9 already set up and ready, we had only to leave our work world behind and head to Cedar Hill State Park for Date Night cocktails. The weather was still too chilly for dining al…

On the Road Again

After an extended and unanticipated bone-chilling stay at Hampshire, we were finally able to hit the highway and head to Cedar Hill State Park for a warm weekend away. The historic winter blast took a toll on residents of all 254 Texas counties, but we fared better than many. At least when our pipes burst,…

Spring-Like Break

With high temperatures in the low 60s, mild breezes, and clear skies, our weekender was more like a Spring Break than a winter getaway. Plus, with five Airstreams on our camping loop, it seemed like we had stumbled upon a rally. We had the opportunity to meet some of our fellow Airstreamers while walking the…

Cloud 9 at 6

This weekend marked the sixth anniversary of our first camp-out in Cloud 9. It’s hard to believe that we’ve traveled far and wide in our tiny home, covering thousands of miles from mountains to prairies to oceans white with foam. Along the way, we invested in a major remodeling project and a significant appliance upgrade;…

Now What?

OK, we admit it. We were addicted to Trump. But now that he’s fled the scene, we find ourselves looking for a new “drug.” It’s not an easy addiction to overcome. We take some comfort in knowing he won’t disappear entirely from the news. With his impeachment trial scheduled to commence soon, we’ll at least…

E Pluribus Unum

It is the “traditional” motto of the United States: E pluribus unum, classical Latin for “Out of many, one.” Its inclusion on the Great Seal was approved by Congress in 1782, making it the de facto motto of the U.S. from its earliest days. Eventually, Congress adapted “In God We Trust” as the official motto…

Winter Wonderland

The weekend weather forecasts called for snow on Sunday, but that didn’t deter us from heading to Cedar Hill State Park. Considering the events that had unfolded at the nation’s Capitol on Wednesday, we needed an escape. We were not at all surprised that the president could whip his followers into a frenzy. After all,…