Texas and Louisiana

Spent a few weeks in Texas and got to visit Louisiana for a few days as well. It was good to get away for part of the winter and help out Peri’s mom. Pulled the camper down and camped in the Texas Hill Country and also in Natchitoches, Louisiana. After about 5 weeks, 2 flat tires, and a cracked windshield, I am back home in Colorado and looking at a snow storm coming and below zero temps. Next year I hope to be gone for January AND February. But it’s time to ramp up for the upcoming fishing season now. Sure hope we don’t have another drought. Stay tuned.
(Check out my road trip inspired song, 18 Wheelers and Jesus.)

Luckenbach is a cool place. Would love to get back there for music during non-COVID time.
Some of the oldest buildings since the Louisiana Purchase are in Natchitoches, Louisiana.
Old cotton plantations dot the landscape in Louisiana. Lots of history and great scenery.

Headed South

Got the new topper on the truck and hitched up the camper and headed south to Texas to spend a few weeks down here with Peri’s mom. It took two days and one flat tire, but it feels great to be in 70 degree weather while it’s 15 below zero in Gunnison. It was also good to melt the glacier off the camper. Happy camper.

Steamboat/Yampa trip

We went camping and fishing up north of Steamboat Springs during September and had a blast. Great fall weather and colors, and we caught some beautiful trout. Looking forward to a return trip next year.

A really nice Yampa River rainbow.
A beautiful wild rainbow trout. My best rainbow of the trip.
My 23″ brown on the Yampa River. A great fish!
Peri with a Yampa River brown trout.
Peri with a gorgeous brown!
A pretty cutthroat from a mountain stream on the last day. Love that small creek fishing!