Blogtoberfest Day 22
In a lot of states (like Ohio, where I grew up), you experience the autumnal change of colors when you look out your window. I truly miss that part of living in the north. Now that we’re in Texas, we have to go where the colors are. There’s a great little state park about 3.5 hours from us that has a spectacular stand of maples and other deciduous trees that, when the weather conditions have been favorable to them, release glorious color.
It’s not time yet to make this trek, as it usually occurs around the end of October/beginning of November. But I am itching to see those fall colors. So, I’m sharing a layout today of our first trip to Lost Maples in 2008. The photos are from November 2nd, and the layout is from November 15th, 2008 (I guess I couldn’t wait to print out these photos and immortalize our trip!).
The journaling reads:
- Head out early for a day at Lost Maples State Natural Area in Vanderpool
- Get lost and drive an hour past the turn to Vanderpool
- Find the cowboy town of Bandera and take an antique break
- Finally arrive at the state park at 4:00; the park closes at dark!
- Opt for the longer 5-mile hike, which helps us lose the crowds
- Slip on the rubble on the steep walk down the mountain and turn my ankle
- Almost run out of gas on the drive home
- Have a wonderful fall day together out in nature
I hope you enjoy this wonderful fall day!