Hi everyone! We have made it to our first National Park! On Wednesday we drove from Alexandria, LA to Dallas. We were so fortunate to stay with our friends Mike and Rachel and their kids, Connor and Natalie. We had a blast! The kids were enamored with Ranger and his contents, especially the solar lanterns and our collapsible camp chairs and table. Natalie pretended she was at the Olive Garden, complete with a hanging solar lantern and a headlamp for good measure. She also paid tribute to our furry friend, Sig:
We left Dallas yesterday and stopped at Abilene to see Abilene Christian University, alma mater of our friends Matt and Carolyn. It was very pretty and had very cool sculptures and buildings.
We drove today to Guadalupe National Park, which is fairly remote and beautiful. We snagged a tent site and are set up for three days. We are excited to sleep in our tent and cook dinner tonight. Below is a photo from my chair: