After a sleepless night in a casino/truckstop parking lot, we headed to another amazing Louisiana State Park. We have been impressed at the quality of this state’s parks – the wildlife viewing opportunities, educational displays and amenities (free laundry!) all contribute to an enjoyable stay. Lake Fausse Pointe State Park is a comfortable two hours’ Read More →

We had a wonderful Christmas in Austin, TX. Heidi made delicious cookies this morning and surprised me with a Christmas stocking she had knit. One side reads “JOHN” and the other, “SUGAR LOAF”. It was stuffed with gummy candies and beef jerky!  She had secretly worked on it every morning over the last week, getting Read More →