Category Archive: Texas

Building with Fayette County Habitat for Humanity

Sometime in March an all-volunteer Habitat affiliate in La Grange, Texas posted a request for volunteers to spend 3 weeks in May beginning a scheduled home, and, hopefully, two houses for families who… Continue reading

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

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

Habitat for Humanity Build in Mason, Texas

“For a community to be whole and healthy, it must be based on people’s love and concern for each other.” -Millard Fuller, Founder of Habitat for Humanity I’m going to start this post… Continue reading

Light Displays on the San Antonio Riverwalk and Christmas at Padre Island National Seashore

After leaving Las Cruces we headed south(east) for some rest and relaxation on the beaches of Padre Island where the daytime temperatures were in the 70s and night times a balmy 55. En… Continue reading

Guerrilla Art and a Hike in Franklin Mountains State Park

I stopped for a few days in El Paso to visit my friend Chrissy and as usual we had the best time. In addition to our usual activities of swimming, watching old movies,… Continue reading

Tejas Park, Lake Georgetown

After hiking to Crockett Gardens Falls/Knight Springs in the morning I knew I wanted to do an afternoon hike. Luckily when I crossed the wetland area on a spur trail down to the… Continue reading

Cedar Breaks Park, Lake Georgetown

My visit to Lake Georgetown was another one of those unexpected stops in which I ended up somewhere completely different than the previous night’s plan. No matter, it worked out just fine. I… Continue reading

Jacobs Well, Texas

Jacobs Well is a karstic spring within Cypress Creek south of Austin, Texas that is popular for swimming and cliff jumping. Bright blue in color, the 12 foot diameter spring descends over 30… Continue reading