We needed a break from travel. We needed to sit still and listen to the trees and pause. If we had a porch, we would have set on it. We didn’t have a porch, we weren’t in Charleston, and so we did the next best thing: we found the closest campground to Beaumont, Texas and went there and didn’t do anything else. Instead of driving someplace to explore, we’d explore where we were.
We ended up in the Sam Houston National Forest at Double Lake Campground. We read magazines (bought in Florida, 5 for $1). We drank a few beers. We watched the sun set across the water. We went to bed early. The next day we were headed to Austin.