To kick this off I’m posting some shots from our annual trip to Hodges Gardens. We like to go each November and rent a cabin by the lake. We love to spend our time hiking the trails, laughing and chatting around a fire, and enjoying the peace and quiet.

This time we spent some more time roaming around the gardens. There was a lot more of it open and repaired since the state took over.

And also explored a few trails that recently reopened. Many of them were damaged from the 2005 Hurricane Rita and had to be cleaned up.

On our way out the last day, we took the long route and found some really cool small town vintage items as well. First an old firetruck parked beside a gas station.

And then an old train station in Many, La…

The rest of the photo gallery can be found at Hodges 2010