Archive for May 18th, 2009

Texas Outdoor Family: Palmetto State Park

Monday, May 18th, 2009

Passport to Texas from Texas Parks and Wildlife

If you have the family—we have the fun.

They’ve got the canoes, they got the fishing equipment, and it makes it possible to really come out and enjoy your weekend and not feel like you went through more trouble than it was worth.

Janice Radka and her family recently attended a Texas Outdoor Family weekend workshop at Palmetto State Park.

It’s good for him, for my son, to learn how to take care of himself. He’s not big enough to set up a tent, but he knows how to set up a tent. I was unzipping the tent just like when they were showing us what to do. We never had put the stakes in before we put the…the tent up, the tent poles through the sleeves. And we always used the rain cover, but I didn’t know all the technical stuff, so that was new information. [somebody needs to get in the middle, I’ll get in the middle.] You gotta have a place to sleep and you gotta have food to eat, and it takes a little bit more trouble than it does at home. So everybody’s gotta kinda pitch in and get it done. It’s pretty easy when you have a couple people with you.

The Texas Outdoor Family Workshop welcomes those with or without camping experience. Registration is $55 and includes just about everything you need for an overnight camping adventure.

That’s our show for today… we had research and writing help from Sarah Loden…and received support from Toyota. To learn about upcoming Texas Outdoor Family workshops visit

For Texas Parks and Wildlife…I’m Cecilia Nasti.