About Danielle Huddleston Photography:

I am a wife, homeschool mom, a hiker, and a photographer living in Oklahoma. I love beautiful light and being in the woods. I share what I love on this blog, be they trails, pictures, or homschooling curriculum. Thanks for stopping by!

  • Tag: ‘Dinosaur Valley State Park’

    Dinosaur Valley State Park ~Glen Rose, TX

    Friday, February 2nd, 2018

    This was actually our second trip to Dinosaur Valley State Park in Glen Rose, Texas.

    For some reason, my boys did not remember our last visit…


    My oldest on our last trip in 2009.

    No clue why they don’t remember.

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    Dino Tracks!

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    We went to another park nearby called Cleburne State Park and went on the spillway trail.

    The trail wound through Juniper bushes and felt like a maze.

    It was beautiful.

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    I love how peaceful and calm this looks.

    Not like I had just tried to wash a toddler’s pants in the bathroom and tried to dry them with the hand dryer(unsuccessfully).

    Really should bring a change of clothes…

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    There is a view of the spillway and lake from the top.

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    Back at Dinosaur Valley.

    You have to walk across these rocks to get to the main set of dinosaur tracks.

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    Notice anything in the background?

    He was waving his arms up and down while running at them.

    I was cracking up.

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    We went on the overlook trail next.

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    I thought it was not too bad but then Nick pointed out this was not the overlook and it kept going up.


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    The river is so pretty.

    Clear and blue.

    They have a beautiful swimming hole at this park also.

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    At the overlook with the half pints.

    I try to get in pics when I can.

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    Inside our RV.

    The layout has worked really well for us.

    The twins sleep right next to where Nick and I sleep and the other three sleep on the bunks.


    I have found that I need everyone outside when I cook in here though.

    It can get chaotic really fast otherwise.

    One twin sleeps on the couch and the other sleeps on the dinette after it is folded down.

    We usually just leave it down and the kids eat outside.

    They are messy eaters anyway so this works well for cleanup.


    Our bedroom is pretty much just the bed but that works for us.

    This looks totally different right now because Nick needed to replace the floor and some of the walls due to rot.

    So we are getting a new bed and floor.


    We went across the river near the campground for our last hike.

    There is a whole trail system that we had not been on before over there.

    The water was a little high and the twins were not sure about crossing on the rocks.

    I thought Nick would have to carry them across a couple times.

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    We took the Cedar Break Outer Loop to the Buckeye Trail.

    Which gave us a nice mangable length loop.

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    Beautiful last hike.

    As a bonus, the twins made it back across the river!

    Although one of them sat on the shore and insisted she was not crossing…

    I had to keep reminding her that she had already made it once so the way back would be easy.


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    Most of the campsite had these beautiful trees all around them.


    These two.

    They are always making me smile.



    A true picture of what it is like to have little sisters…

    She kept petting him and saying he was a cute little baby.

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    That smile.


    Our campsite was near the campground and bathroom.

    With five kids I have found being close to those super helpful.

    Otherwise, instead of camping, I am pretty much walking to the bathroom with kids the whole trip.

    Well, I am doing that anyway.

    This way it is at least faster so it takes up less of our trip.

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    Sometimes being the littlest is just hard.

    Like when you can’t get to the top and slide down.

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    She wanted to do a flip so much!

    Finally got it!

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    Camping with 5 kids is hard.

    If one is up, everyone is up.

    You feel the bad moods more.

    And sometimes I hike without Nick and just a couple of the kids because someone can’t hike right then.

    Every time I try to pack for our trips I wonder if it is worth it.

    Every trip the good outweighs the bad.

    Take the trip, take pretty pictures, soak in a sunset, and choose to remember the pretty moments.

    Grow from the hard ones but remember the sweet ones.

    Here is the video I did of our trip!