Category: Texas

  • Frolicking with friends in Texas

    We are lucky that we have great friends in Texas as Texas is HUGE and takes a good day and a half to drive across, so it’s nice to have some places to stop and play.  Going both east and west we made stops in San Marcos to kayak and Houston to play and regroup. Our Houston […]

  • An oasis in west Texas – San Solomon Springs/ Balmorhea State Park

    San Solomon Springs has provided water for humans and animals for thousands of years. Native Americans also used the springs before explorers and settlers came to the area. In 1849, the springs were known as Mescalero Springs, for the Mescalero Apache who watered their horses here. Mexican farmers called the springs “San Solomon Springs.” They dug […]

  • Weekend in Houston with friends

    We recuperated from our week in Mexico by spending the weekend with friends Kelly and Phil that live in Houston, Texas. Based on our internet research the Houston area has a plethora of things for families to do, both indoors and out. I’ll declare up front that we did almost none of them! After spending a week […]

  • Adventures in life & road schooling in Mexico

    Our paddling season ended fairly abruptly in mid September when we went from warm harvest weather to cold and snow. Back in the spring when we were making our winter plans, we decided that a venture back down to Mexico to paddle in November would be a great way to bridge between fall paddling and our […]

  • Slalom practice at Rio Vista Water Park, San Marcos TX

    The Rio Vista white water park in San Marcos, Texas was created from an old low head dam. It has 3 sections with wave features and cables to hang gates from. The top wave is the largest and then they decrease in size from there. After getting back from Mexico we stayed for the weekend and […]