This morning we woke up early to go fishing at the Guadalupe River. We only caught one small bass, but it was still fun! After that, we enjoyed some breakfast sandwiches back at the campsite before heading home. It was a really nice overnight camp trip. I can’t wait to do it again.
In the evening, Mariko and I went to see the Ventana Ballet perform “Undead: Haunted House of Dances” at Spider House. One of Mariko’s students is a dancer in the group, so we got to see her dance. It was a great show!
After that we got some noodles next door at Sip Pho before heading home. A long day… 😴
Today we went camping with some friends at Guadalupe River State Park. We enjoyed a fun evening eating yakiniku and laughing until late into the evening. I think the dinner at the campsite is the main focus for this particular group of friends, which is just fine with me. 😄
My wife gave me this Camp Gear Book for my Christmas gift this year. It’s awesome!
It is organized into 2 or 4-page spreads, each featuring a person and his/her/their camping gear and notes about them. There are also nice photos of camp site setups and camping vehicles. It’s really cool!
Of course, it’s all in Japanese so I don’t understand most of it, but it is actually pretty good practice for me as I study the language.
I love this gift! It’s even better than the Super Cub book I received a few years ago!
Today was the day of the big hike up to the top of Texas. At 8,751 feet (2,667 m), Guadalupe Peak is the highest point in the state, and a popular destination for hiker’s hoping to cross off an item on their bucket list.
We started on the trail first thing in the morning and reached the peak after about 4.5 hours of leisurely hiking, with plenty of stops for picture-taking and video. It was really nice to take in the incredible views. And the views from the top were stunning. Once again, we were fortunate to have perfect weather, with cool temperatures, light winds, plenty of visibility, and wispy clouds. It was awesome!
After we finished the hike, we enjoyed another nice meal at camp, but unfortunately, the clouds rolled in and the stars weren’t as clearly visible as the previous night. That was fine because we were pretty tired from the hike and climbing into our tents early was just fine. 😀
Here are the Strava tracks in case you are interested!
My camera & photos
I use a Fujifilm X-series camera for most of the photos on this site and my Instagram. Why not pick one up for yourself?