Shakespeare in the Park, Dallas

Sitting on a blanket with a picnic dinner and a bottle of sparkling grape juice, my sixteen-year-old and I had an amazing time sitting under a full moon and laughing at the incredible… Continue reading

Alamo Drafthouse Cinema

Since 1997, the Alamo Drafthouse has been known in Austin as a great place to watch a movie and have a drink with friends.  What started as a one screen, second-run theater has… Continue reading

Dove Park, Spray Pad and Waterpark, Grapevine

I’ve always loved the parks in Grapevine, and Dove Park is one of my favorites!  The complex offers a public park, a FREE spray pad and a fun public swimming pool, complete with… Continue reading

The Ultimate I-45 Roadtrip

It’s summer, and if you’re planning to travel any of the 284 miles of I-45, that spans from Dallas all the way down to Galveston, you must check out these 20 + terrific… Continue reading

Landa Park, New Braunfels

A visit to New Braunfels isn’t complete without a trip to Landa Park, the city’s 51 acre park offers picnic tables under huge trees, swimming, activities and much more all along the shores… Continue reading

Camp Huaco Springs, New Braunfels

Camp Huaco Springs has long been on my “Summer To Do” list, and I was really excited when our plans changed last minute, and we were able to spend a couple days in… Continue reading

Twin Points Park, Fort Worth

In the world of DFW Lake Parks, Twin Points Park on Eagle Mountain Lake is a baby, having only opening on Memorial Day, 2016.  It’s shady trees and sandy beach make it picture… Continue reading

Berry Springs Park and Preserve, Georgetown

Berry Springs Park and Preserve in Georgetown is a perfect place to picnic, play and relax among the rows and rows of mature pecan trees that grow here!  Pack a picnic lunch, come… Continue reading

Fly Lake Austin, Austin

Admit it, you secretly want to be Ironman.  It’s okay, so do I.  We all want to know what it’s like to fly!  You may not be able to get an Ironman suit,… Continue reading

San Gabriel Park, Georgetown

We love exploring Georgetown, north of Austin!  The town has a terrific county courthouse square, swimming and paddling in the San Gabriel River, caverns to explore and a terrific assortment of city parks!… Continue reading

Hawaiian Falls Waterpark and Adventure Park, Pfluegerville

We celebrated our first week of Summer with a trip to Austin and Hawaiian Falls in Pfluegerville, north of Austin!  We love all the slides, lazy river and wave pool at the waterpark,… Continue reading

Downtown Dinosaurs, Grapevine

I live in a house full of dinosaur fanatics, so I knew that we would have to head to Downtown Historic Grapevine this summer when I heard that they had all gone prehistoric!… Continue reading

Reunion Tower GeO-Deck, Dallas

The most iconic of all Dallas landmarks is the Reunion Tower’s big, lighted ball!  At night, it can be seen from over 20 miles away!  Inside the lights is the GeO-Deck, an absolutely… Continue reading

Lavender Ridge Farms, Gainesville

Walking in the lavender field at Lavender Ridge Farms in Gainesville, it’s easy to forget that you’re in North Texas, and not the countryside of Provence!  The farm offers you the opportunity to… Continue reading

National Videogame Museum, Frisco

My teenage son’s summer could not have started off any better!  Our first summer excursion was to Frisco to the new National Videogame Museum!  The museum is about as hands-on and interactive as… Continue reading