Whenever my family would go camping, me, dad, mom and brother Scott would head out to Tyler State Park.
We'd pitch a tent in the Sumac Bend camping area, swing on the vines, hike, fish and eat more hot dogs and beans than any person should.
You know, things that families should do.
So it was just natural that our next hiking trip -- my daughter and I -- would head out to Tyler to visit old stomping grounds.
On this visit, we hiked the park's Nature Trail, the trailhead being right near the park's entrance. The park has longer trails, but we're saving those for when it gets cooler.
Speaking of -- when we started on down the trail, the temperature, humidity, and the breezes were just perfect, but as we descended down the path and into the woods, it got so humid that one of my camera lenses fogged up.
And I hate foggy lenses.
Anyways, it was an enjoyable short little hike, just long enough to clear the cobwebs from our brains and talk about the future, the past, and to wish we were elves making our way back home to Rivendell.
Tyler State Park -- we'll be back.