Just over 2 years ago my husband and I decided to go to Enchanted Rock, in Fredricksburg, TX, together for the first time. It was my very first time. Little did we know how much our lives were going to change after that trip.

At the time I weighed 200lbs and wore almost a size 16. Therefore trying to walk around on a giant rock in the Texas heat… Well lets just say I “butt scooted” the heck out of Little Rock. We never even made it over to the big dome that day.

The colors were so vibrant, and you could feel all the life around you. It was amazing to see all the trees and plants growing right out of the granite. Truly a magical place. We didn’t want to leave, however we were running out of water. As we headed back to the truck I kept looking over my shoulder, I knew we’d be back and we would conquer Summit trail! I was right!

I am now 50lbs lighter and I wear a size 9! My husband and I are also creators of an outdoor adventure YouTube channel called State Parkers, we’re mostly around central Texas in the Hill Country area, however we’ve been to Arkansas and Tenn as well. It’s beautiful how nature can take hold and truly change people.