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The Best Pumpkin Patches in Texas

Grab your kids and get ready for some fall fun down on the farm at these terrific Pumpkin Patches!  What makes a pumpkin patch great is each one is different,  so check out… Continue reading

Dash Beardsley’s Ghost Tours of Galveston

If you only think of visiting Galveston Island for the beaches, then you’re missing over half of all that the island has to offer!  Galveston also offers shopping, dining, almost never-ending festivals and… Continue reading

Hotel Galvez and Spa, Galveston

When you’re in Galveston writing a series of articles titled “Haunted Galveston”, where else would you stay but the Hotel Galvez!  The hotel has long been rumored to be haunted by a young… Continue reading

Haunted Mayfield Manor, Galveston

The Strand in Galveston is known for their fun shopping, dining and night life, but now there is something a little more suspenseful to do, the Haunted Mayfield Manor!  It’s a fun haunted… Continue reading

Pirates! Legends of the Gulf Coast, Galveston

I’ve always loved the stories and lore of Galveston’s pirates  We always celebrate Talk Like a Pirates Day on September 16th, I’ve been on several Pirates Booty treasure hunting trips, I even had… Continue reading

Shrimp N Stuff, Galveston

Shrimp N Stuff sits away from the Galveston Seawall’s touristy location because it’s anything but a tourist stop for seafood.  Almost hidden at Ave O and 39th Street, it was once a place… Continue reading

Gatsplat Indoor Paintball Field, Keller

Paintball is a terrific family activity, and we all love playing!  Gatsplat has taken the all the fun of paintball, and brought it inside so it can be played all year long!  we… Continue reading

After Dark in the Park at River Legacy, Arlington

For one weekend each October, the trails at River Legacy Park’s Living Science Center are lit up for After Dark in the Park!  This fun, not spooky, Halloween-themed event is geared for children… Continue reading

Shadow Creek Pumpkin Farm, Midlothian

The Great Pumpkin is going to be busy this Halloween, because there is a new pumpkin patch in Texas! Shadow Creek Pumpkin Farm just opened for their first season, and we were there… Continue reading

Big State Fountain Grill, Irving

I’m a sucker for a Soda Fountain type restaurant!  I absolutely love them, the blend of history and fun food.  Big State Fountain looks like it came right out of a 1950’s movie,… Continue reading

Maxine’s Cafe, Bastrop

From Corn Mazes and Fall Festivals to Haunted Houses, hiking and playing in the Colorado River, we had an incredible weekend in Bastrop seeing all the town East of Austin has to offer… Continue reading

Scream Hollow Wicked Halloween Park, Smithville

From the moment you turn off the highway onto the small country road, you know this is going to be something different.  Unlike most parks with huge signs bringing people in, there was… Continue reading

Our Spooky Texas Weekend at The Gas Station from the Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Bastrop

We just returned from what I’ve named our “Spooky Texas Weekend”, and we had a terrifyingly terrific time!  I had read about The Gas Station, one of the buildings used in the filming… Continue reading

The Robinson Family Farm, Temple

My absolute favorite thing about fall is heading out to spend a day on a farm!  I love to be able to just let my kids run and play, and have fun together!… Continue reading

Preston Trail Farms’ Big Orange Pumpkin Farm, Gunter

As I sat down under an awning covered picnic table, I thought about what a great age my youngest is now.  At nine years old, he’s old enough that I can bring him… Continue reading