Archive for March 5th, 2008

Spring Break: Family Fun

Wednesday, March 5th, 2008

Passport to Texas from Texas Parks and Wildlife

Spend time with the family outdoors this spring break.

I believe it’s very important for families to spend time outdoors. Especially in the metropolitan areas, (where) people aren’t able to fully experience nature in a natural setting.

Doug Huggins is assistant complex superintendent at Bastrop State Park, and says parks buffer visitors from the hubbub of city life.

It’s a good place to see nature, to look at the flora and fauna, and get out of the city and feel like you’re away from it all… and you can leave all the hustle, bustle and business behind, and slow down for a little while to think about what’s going on right here right now.

Weather during spring break can be cold and wet, but don’t let that keep you from the great outdoors. Think Cabins—like those at Bastrop State park.

They’re nice and cozy. They also have heaters and they have fire rings outside so you can have fires and roast marshmallows and make s’mores. It’s a great place to spend time with the family; and in the late winter, early springtime we still have some people that come out who take advantage of the bluebird days when it’s mild and the sun is out, to look at what winter residents we have at the park.

We have a link to state park information and reservations at

That’s our show…with research and writing help from Alanna Jones… For Texas Parks and Wildlife…I’m Cecilia Nasti.