Camp is setup at Caddo Lake State Park, and our goal is to kayak around the breathtaking Cypress Trees flooded forest.

We put our kayaks in at Shady Glade.

That evening we have dinner at 1852 on Austin

The next day we visit the Caddo Lake WMA, and downtown Jefferson. Below are links to websites of all locations we visited.


The Old Vault

EmBear’s Vintage Charm

Enoch’s Wine Cellar & Coffee House

Jefferson General Store

Jefferson Fudge Co

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REI Outward Lawn Chair

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  1. Sidnee Zingara on February 12, 2023 at 5:44 am

    53.7K subs plus 1!

  2. alteague on February 12, 2023 at 5:45 am

    6:55 – 7:21 Kelli says GATOR? Priceless

  3. Silber Squiggles on February 12, 2023 at 5:45 am

    Just ordered myself some lavender. Never thought of putting it in coffee but I love lavender tea! Beautiful area to kayak in and love the shops in Jefferson and Kelli’s Dad’s store. If you guys ever make it to Kentucky or Ohio to camp please hit me up! Would love to share some spots you need to check out. I also realized I have been following for about a year. Starting watching you guys last year before my neice joined us for her first camping trip….I had the camp itch so bad and do again at the moment. Would love to live the life you guys do!!!

  4. Nancy Tafoya on February 12, 2023 at 5:48 am

    What brand is your tent, like your videos

  5. Amy Gay on February 12, 2023 at 5:48 am

    Love the video. I live not far from Caddo and Jefferson. Where are ya’ll from?

  6. S. Lloyd on February 12, 2023 at 5:49 am

    Hi Cody! I think the grocery store plant you’re referring to is an orchid? And, yes, they too are epiphytes. Epiphytes derive nutrients from the air and rain (via photosynthesis), but not the plant upon which they are growing. Love seeing all the wonderful places you guys are visiting!

  7. My way of life outdoors. on February 12, 2023 at 5:51 am

    That place looks epic!

  8. Amanda Drake on February 12, 2023 at 5:51 am

    Caddo!!!! 45 min from me!

  9. Pat Murphy on February 12, 2023 at 5:51 am

    Love the General Store

  10. Taste with new drinks on February 12, 2023 at 5:52 am

    Amazing adventure.

  11. Jerry Marino on February 12, 2023 at 5:52 am

    Cody just needs a Stetson and some cowboy boots (~);}!!!

  12. doom generation on February 12, 2023 at 5:54 am

    Grew up on Caddo, Texas side born n raised. Now I live in Key West.

  13. mendyviola on February 12, 2023 at 5:55 am

    Love your dad’s booth! Where is that again?

  14. Donald Richards on February 12, 2023 at 5:55 am

    Great camera work and music guys..

  15. Boone Dog on February 12, 2023 at 5:57 am

    What a neat old town, Jefferson Texas is. Great seeing family as well.

  16. Terry Mathis on February 12, 2023 at 5:58 am

    Love lavender; use lavender bombs in my bath & have lavender sented candles. It’s a first for me to hear it in tea.

  17. ricecowboy on February 12, 2023 at 5:59 am

    Never share your security measures. Glad you guys are back on the road. Is your trailer insured as an RV? Did the policy cover everything including belonging?

  18. Gkeese on February 12, 2023 at 6:02 am

    Ok ok ok. First off… DON’T SWIM WITH THE GATORS. They may not be saltwater crocodiles, but gators are not safe to swim with in the wild. You want to be up close, go to a gator farm. Gators WILL attack if provoked or you get to close.

  19. Cory Hallett on February 12, 2023 at 6:03 am

    Wow! What an awesome intro!

  20. TAMMIE MEADOWS on February 12, 2023 at 6:04 am

    I love the fun facts of history on places y’all go. Thanks for sharing. 🤗

  21. Judy King on February 12, 2023 at 6:06 am

    I’m new to your channel, enjoying binge watching. The scenery on this video is absolutely incredible. Me and my husband camped for 50 years, so many great memories. We aren’t able to anymore but that’s okay, just thankful for the years we had. Take care and keep on having fun.

  22. Frank aka ps91:1 on February 12, 2023 at 6:08 am

    Alligator water

  23. Treeluster on February 12, 2023 at 6:09 am

    Thanks for the idea about lavender petals! I’ve been on a vanilla lavender coffee kick and I’ll have to look for these! I just love y’all. Have y’all ever had a fan camp out? Would love to camp with y’all!!!!!

  24. Ken Thornton on February 12, 2023 at 6:10 am

    We enjoy your blogs and love seeing our beloved state of Texas ! Just a work of caution, stay abreast of the weather tonight, storms-a-brewing! Ken and Brenda T.

  25. Pauline Flores on February 12, 2023 at 6:11 am

    This vlog kinda sorta brings back memories of the movie :Deliverence all that was needed was the bango playing kiddo and perhaps those two or three men with shotguns hanging over thier shoulders looking out at ya from the trees☺

  26. Colleen Thompson on February 12, 2023 at 6:13 am

    Lavender is great in biscotti.

  27. Matthew Heinecke on February 12, 2023 at 6:14 am

    I’ve lived in Texas all my life. I’ve been to Caddo several times, but I had no idea of the history! Really interesting. I need to get back there.

  28. thedeadbeats on February 12, 2023 at 6:15 am

    awesome vid guys thank you!

  29. Charmaine Kemp on February 12, 2023 at 6:15 am

    That’s crazy how slaves dug that lake is it it’s still sad

  30. Brandon&Morgan on February 12, 2023 at 6:15 am

    "Our wedding day wasn’t the best day of your life??" sounds like something I’d say 😂🤣

  31. Pageroo on February 12, 2023 at 6:16 am

    Honestly, its nice to see the places ya’ll explore, but I appreciate even more the history lessons you share with us in your videos. Thank you for that!! 😊

  32. Curtis Duncan on February 12, 2023 at 6:16 am

    We live not to far away from Jefferson. Love it there! If you have a chance, eat at mcgarity’s!

  33. April Hollander on February 12, 2023 at 6:18 am

    You guys should visit duck dynasty family. Your so close to them.

  34. Shannon on February 12, 2023 at 6:19 am

    I believe Spanish moss is a bryophyte (not sure about the spelling)

  35. Mary Durgin on February 12, 2023 at 6:21 am

    I love watching you two. I’m a country girl. Some times my heart get so full with that down home feeling and enjoyment in nature I just start to cry. Thanks for bringing it home. Now if that’s not enough. Girl you can cook and I love to cook!

  36. Marlene Stein on February 12, 2023 at 6:26 am

    You make interesting and fun to watch videos. I like your cooking too. We lived in north Central Texas years ago, now in No. Idaho, so different where you are.

  37. Johnny Maddox Kayak fishing and stuff.. on February 12, 2023 at 6:27 am

    I really enjoyed this video. I’m planning on going to Caddo lake soon and stumbled upon this in my planning on where to put in my kayak. You did a good job of capturing Jefferson and I hope to get time to check it out also. The little history lessons were interesting. Are Ya’ll from Little Rock? You mentioned on of my favorite rivers the Little Maumelle.

  38. Wilson Holland on February 12, 2023 at 6:28 am

    (beginning) Everything bagel myself mmm.

  39. Punjab Seth on February 12, 2023 at 6:31 am

    nice look

  40. Mena on February 12, 2023 at 6:33 am

    Had a tough day and this video was just what I needed. The swamp beckons! Another great location and history lessons… thanks for taking us along. The food, the drone shots, the editing…you guys keep knocking out amazing content!

  41. kaja people on February 12, 2023 at 6:33 am

    Moto Camping‼️BORNEO DAYAK FOREST‼️

    Thanks 🙏

  42. Mike Anderson on February 12, 2023 at 6:34 am

    Kellie, maybe you should have a good fish recipe just in case Cody accidentally catches one or a real fisherman gives you one. just joking

  43. Mark Franko on February 12, 2023 at 6:34 am

    All varieties of lavender are edible. Some are more on the bitter side however…

  44. Sobergoddess on February 12, 2023 at 6:35 am

    I live 5 miles from Caddo state park in Louisiana .

  45. carolyn welter on February 12, 2023 at 6:36 am

    You guys are in my place stomping territory. I am from Longview, Tex. Love to watch your channel. Sorry I missed the cook book though. The name is Carolyne.

  46. Bruce Stephenson on February 12, 2023 at 6:36 am

    Man, I wish I had known. Would love to have met up with y’all.

  47. EddieJP on February 12, 2023 at 6:37 am

    “Fun Facts about the USA, by Cody”, sounds like a fantastic name for a new channel, Cody! That “Fun Facts” was excellent!!

  48. scampslikeusVA on February 12, 2023 at 6:38 am

    Another great video, thanks for sharing your experiences!

  49. TheRudythecat on February 12, 2023 at 6:38 am

    Loved this video. Lived on the North side of Caddo a few years back. Love the peace and wildness of Caddo. Happy Trails.

  50. Mikey Garcie on February 12, 2023 at 6:40 am

    We love Jefferson. We had family there at one time. We still visit. Hope to bump into you guys someday to say hi!

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