month : 01/2016 11 results

West Texas Off-Season Must See: Balmorhea State Park is Magical!

Last week my mom and I went on a little road trip through West Texas and into New Mexico. Along the way, we stopped at Balmorhea State ...

Dilley Dove Busters Were at it Again

This past weekend was the last weekend of dove season, so Brandon and I went to my family's farm to do a little shooting. Dove are our ...

Life Lately

First and foremost, a Trooper update. He is doing very well, and considers himself the house and grounds manager. Duties include ...

Hunting Bag Essentials

Anytime I go hunting, I like to carry along a small bag of tricks. Items that keep me comfortable and keep the field dressing work tidy. ...

Field Fashion Inspired by GMA’s Amy Robach

Wednesday morning of last week, I was sitting in my warm kitchen having coffee and watching Good Morning America when the scene on the ...

Reasons to Love Moraine Lake Lodge, Canada

Shortly after I graduated college, my family went to Moraine Lake Lodge in Banff National Park, Canada. To this day it is the most beauti...

Dusting off an Old Gun

A few months ago, Brandon was given a fun family heirloom--a very old rifle owned by his great-grandfather.  It isn't fancy, just a simple ...

A Frosty Drive in the Gila National Forest

This weekend, Brandon, Mom, and I went out to New Mexico. As you may have noticed, this isn't our first visit to this part of the world--we ...

Shotgun Shell String Lights

At my Christmas party this year, one of my friends brought the ultimate hostess gift: a string of grey shotgun shell Christmas lights. I ...

A Drive Not to Miss in El Paso

What comes to mind when you think of El Paso? Flat, dry, and rugged? It's not a spot I had ever thought of as an ecotourism destination. ...