Tag: Camping

Percy Quin State Park

Percy Quin State Park

We are always looking for quick weekend trips that require less than an hour drive.  We live just on the other side of Lake Maurepas from New Orleans, so we’re lucky to have a number of places that fit the bill.  Percy Quin State Park […]

The Best Place to Camp on Dauphin Island

The Best Place to Camp on Dauphin Island

The sleepy beach town of Dauphin Island has really grown on Josh and I this past year. It’s close to home, it’s underdeveloped (this is good, in our opinion), and the word “touristy” never comes to mind. These few points makes it close to perfect […]

Bogue Chitto State Park

Bogue Chitto State Park

It’s surprising to think that as close as this state park is to our home (the closest), Josh and I hadn’t explored it yet. I suppose we tend to picture our “get away” as getting a-w-a-y. Craving a camping trip so last minute, it was […]

Building an Offset Barbecue Smoker – Part Two

Building an Offset Barbecue Smoker – Part Two

If you’re just now jumping on board my “building an offset smoker” wagon, you should probably go and read part one first.  This post will make a lot more sense! Once we get to this part of the build, it’s important to note how much support […]

Building an Offset Barbecue Smoker – Part One

Building an Offset Barbecue Smoker – Part One

As I’ve mentioned before, I’m maxed out with my current cookers as far as capacity.  Thirty pounds of meat is about as big as I can go, and to go that big requires a whole lot of extra work maintaining two cookers that function and […]

Summer Barbecue Plans

Summer Barbecue Plans

Most everyone that knows me, knows that I love barbecue.  Not just in the sense that I like to eat it, but all the small acts that come together over the ten plus hours it takes to cook brisket, pork shoulder, ribs, chicken, whatever.  I […]

What to Pack for an RV Trip

What to Pack for an RV Trip

Updated 6/26/2017 Josh and I took our second trip with the camper this weekend. We’re hooked. As big of fans as we are of tent camping, we’re not sure we’ll ever stay in a tent again! Okay, okay maybeee that’s dramatic, but our camper is […]

Weekending: Getting Stuff Done

Weekending: Getting Stuff Done

It’s such a good feeling when you finally get around to doing things you’ve always had the intention of doing but – never did. Josh and I have been super productive the past two weekends, and we are loving it. Purchasing a brand new living room, […]

Quick Homochitto Backpack Trip

Quick Homochitto Backpack Trip

I headed off Friday morning to do some hiking and camping at Homochitto National Forest.  I usually end up heading towards the Clear Spring Recreational area in Mississippi – just west of Bude and east of Meadville.  From there it’s easy to take any of […]

Big Bend Road Trip – Primera Parte

Big Bend Road Trip – Primera Parte

Cait and I decided to take a road trip a while back.  We had no real intention or direction of where we were heading, just knew we wanted to go somewhere we’d never been before.  Maybe six or seven weeks ago, we were looking at […]