We biked along the coast all day but barely caught a glimpse of the ocean past all the houses, hotels, and development until we finally made it to this sanctuary of sand & sea water, our very first National Sea Shore! Gulf Islands National Seashore is one of 10 National Seashores in the country and protects 135,000 acres of land along the Mississippi and Florida coasts. This is without a doubt one of the most beautiful beaches any of us had ever seen & we are so happy it has stayed preserved & open to the public!
Things WOWFWL is thankful for: public lands, bikes, police men who are kind and friendly and accommodating, southern drawls, trail angels, cookie dough, ovens, wide shoulders, and trusty tractors. A church sign read "give thanks in every circumstance" as we rode by the other day, and we think that those are some pretty great words to live by. Hope everyone had a wonderful, thanks-filled day💗
Protect and enjoy your national forests! Especially your multi-use ones, like the Sam Houston National Forest, located in east Texas 50 miles north of Houston. This forest is one of four National Forests in TX. The endangered red-cockaded woodpecker makes its home here, and it and its habitat are fully protected by the forest. The forest also contains the Lone Star Hiking Trail, a 128-mile trail that has received National Recreation Trail status in some sections. And yes, it's still green down here! We Minnesotans can hardly believe it.
Happy Birthday to the beautiful Zion National Park established 98 years ago today! We were lucky enough to bike through on our trip & neither words nor pictures can do this place justice 😍 Lets all celebrate with some fresh air & wild lands 🎉🌍🚴🏼♀️🎂
We're hanging out in Austin, TX for a few days! Today we met with the @trustforpublicland's Texas State Director, Scott Parker, toured Zilker Park and Barton Springs with some of its rad Park Rangers, and ate donuts at @gourdoughspublichouse. Tomorrow, more donuts. 🍩
Checking out the Pecos River within the Amistad National Recreation Area. As we head east we are finding fewer public lands, but the ones we do find always amaze us 👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼 #wedontdeservethembutweshouldpreservethem (Ps it was a 110 miles in a head wind sort of a day 😬💪🏼🚴🏻♀️😴)