So if any of you know anything of Tarleton State University you can probably guess that the above statement could be considered an oxymoron, maybe even a tongue in cheek.
Don’t get me wrong, Tarleton has beautiful rolling hills and countrysides and is a great small school that meets my needs. It just has one massive character flaw:
It’s in the middle of nowhere.
This year in particular I have really branched out and started going to as many outdoor places as I possibly could. Most of these have been met with success. Some, not so much.
The first trip I went on was to Mineral Wells with some friends: Note: I didn’t get my camera until later in the year (from my awesome parents) and even though I had my camera I still haven’t gotten in the habit of taking pictures. All the picture taking genes are with my brother.
UTA Wesley sponsored a camping trip shortly after this. Also in Mineral Wells. I have thoroughly exhausted this state park. I’ve been there over five times the last two years. The park doesn’t get any bigger!
It wasn’t quite what I expected but we still had fun. I don’t think I’m going to find any backpacking in Texas, seeing how we don’t really have any mountains to speak of. I don’t count the Guadalupe’s since they’re out of driving range for me.
And finally I just went on an overnight trip to LBJ National Grasslands. The Grasslands themselves were quite beautiful though on my part I failed to do my homework on the park. The trails were all sand and it poured rain the next morning.
Despite that we had a blast and had an easy hike in followed by smores and camp camaraderie. Lots of fun.
The trips I’ve done by myself was when I did not have a camera yet. They include overnight backpacking at Enchanted Rock, solo backpacking at Mineral Wells, Meridian State Park and Dinosaur Valley.
I hope to squeeze in Colorado Bend State Park before the end of the semester but classes and cold might prohibit me.
Hope all are well,