Texas,  Travel & Places

Texas Road Trip: Planning

When we were on the trail we had tossed around the idea of going back to Florida to photograph ghost orchids and see friends or do a big Texas trip. We initially tried to get our friend Eliana to come with us on a road trip from Florida to Texas if we went to Florida, but due to some personal commitments it just wasn’t going to work out. Plus, we decided that a road trip to Texas would be a great portfolio building opportunity. We have plenty of Florida nature photos but we need some Texas stuff.

Texas is a gigantic state and we really hadn’t explored all that much of it. I went camping with my parents while growing up and we did some local state parks and a few further away. My brother and I would spend hours riding our bikes along the trails. There are a couple of places within short driving distance that we want to hit before we go, LBJ Grasslands and Lake Mineral Wells State Park. We will also hit up Caddo Lake when we visit Michelle & John Paul. Caddo Lake is the only natural lake in Texas!

So, our itinerary for our trip is going to be:

  • Caprock Canyon State Park
  • Palo Duro Canyon State Park
  • Colorado Bend State Park
  • Inks Lake State Park
  • Longhorn Cavern State Park
  • Choke Canyon State Park
  • Mustang Island State Park
  • Goose Island State Park with a trip to Aransas National Wildlife Refuge
  • Goliad State Historic Park
  • Brazos Bend State Park
  • We bought a big car camping tent, an air mattress and a fan today. This is going to be a far cry from carrying everything on our backs. It’s definitely not going to be ‘roughing it’, but I am looking forward to it anyway.

    We aren’t leaving for a few more weeks, but we’ll blog from the road where we can find WiFi.

    One Comment

    • Jamie Drake

      Longhorn Cavern is great. Really interesting formations and a historical speak easy. You might look around the area of Marble Falls too, I don’t remember a lot about it but it looked interesting the brief time I visited.

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