Monthly Archive: May, 2018

Lounging by Lake and Sea: Vacation Days at Sam Rayburn Reservoir and Galveston

After our build in Beaumont, we had a full 7 days before we were due at our next build in La Grange, a town located a couple hundred miles to the west. Normally… Continue reading

Best Day Hike in Every State – Trails Unblazed

Source: “Best Day Hike in Every State” a collaborative post on Trails Unblazed Now that summer is upon us in the U.S., Laura and Chris of the blog Trails Unblazed have put together… Continue reading

Angles and Expectations: Building with Habitat for Humanity of Jefferson County

Beaumont, Texas and the surrounding coastal areas of southeast Texas were hit hard by Hurricane Harvey in late August 2017. In addition to the catastrophic flooding, residents in the greater Beaumont area had… Continue reading

Headin’ East Through Central Texas

After building in Las Cruces for a few months Tom and I decided to give ourselves a week or so to get to our next build in Beaumont, Texas. After settling on our… Continue reading

Finishing Touches: So Long (for now) Las Cruces

As I write this on one of the first days of May, the 5 houses that were worked on in Las Cruces have been finished, dedicated, and are occupied. But I haven’t quite… Continue reading

Prehistoric Trackways National Monument

Ever hear of Prehistoric Trackways National Monument? No? Me neither until pretty recently. The undeveloped monument is basically a chunk of protected land in the Robledo Mountains northwest of Las Cruces that so… Continue reading

On Community and Teamwork and Being One of Many

As I’ve been thinking about all the cooperative efforts that have gone into building all of the Habitat homes I’ve worked on, the phrase, “It takes a village” keeps popping into my head.… Continue reading

Snapshots of the Everyday

My blog posts tend to be centered on hikes or on summarizing activities, such as building houses somewhere or a visiting a particular area, but there’s a whole lot of everyday life that… Continue reading