I re-did the last update from our adventures in the breath taking National Forests 'Davy Crockett, Angelina and Sabine River'. This time more organized, with the pictures in order of travel.
Coming to you from Lufkin, Texas. We have been enjoying the tranquility and convenience of Davy Crockett National Park just a bit West of here. What a beautiful National Forest! I hope ya'll go on out to see it! Camp Hosts there let us onto another way of living free. National Forests let you stay free on their camp sites in exchange for 20hrs of work a week. There are many Americans who live in tents, trailers or RVs just cruzing onto which ever National Park strikes their fancy. We've even heard a rumor that they might accept foreigners for this job.
Tonight we hope to find a free camp site at Angelina National Forest. We have been trading the Park Rangers camping spaces for help cleaning garbage from trails and public areas within the Forests. We are happy to report that Fea the travelling Chihuahua was very free and happy visiting her first forest. She joined David, Milo and me on a 5km walk yesterday and is ready for more forest views and smells tonight.
All this preperation for touring has us thinking about other bike trips that we have made. We have spent much of our time trying to capture the moment while we meet new people and visit new places. All this while wrestling the technological beast, trying to have him work for us but we are coming out sprawled across the mat weeping like little children. Can´t it be easier?
Since departing Canada oh I dont know how long ago, we have seen die an olympus water proof camera, a sony bloggy, a blackberry and an external HD. We have had multiple problems with losing all of our data on an ipod, as well as battery failure. Now I find that a worm, probably contracted from a Mexican internet cafe has eaten gigabytes off of a USB drive of photos and videos that I have no other back up of. So.. I thought I had better upload some old photos to the blog because who knows if this other USB drive will work tomorrow.
To show you the other side of the camera, here are some of my photos from the same time period as the gallery above.
David and Hannah - cyclists extraordinaire