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DFW’s Summer Family Restaurants, 2017

Anyone living in DFW with kids can tell you that it’s harder to find fun, family-friendly restaurants than it is things to do.  Places where you can bring the family, meet up with… Continue reading

Battleship Texas State Historic Site, LaPorte

There were two boys on each of the guns at the entrance to the ship, being led in a reenactment of an attack by one of the ship’s volunteers.  He yelled to them… Continue reading

Rolled Ice Cream at Orchid City Fusion Cafe, Arlington

It’s not just that the ice cream is served rolled-up like a canoli, instead of scooped up into a ball, that makes the ice cream at Orchid City Fusion Cafe so good, but… Continue reading

American Gardens – West 7th, Fort Worth

We’ve been crazy about Fort Worth’s trendy West 7th area for a while, with Steel City Pops, Movie Tavern and plenty of fun shops for browsing, and the welcome addition of the new… Continue reading

Paradise Canyon, Rio Medina

Leaning back in my tube, I close my eyes against the blue sky as the brilliant sun warms my face, while my back and lower extremities are slowly going numb in the chilly… Continue reading

Vintage Grill and Car Museum, Weatherford

Weatherford is a town best known for their peaches.  It is, after all, the Peach Capital of Texas.  But 30 minutes west of Fort Worth, and just down the street from the Parker… Continue reading

Balmorhea State Park, Toyahvale

Most people come to Balmorhea State Park by way of I-10, where it calls to road-weary travelers like a siren.  For us, it was our last stop after an incredible, yet exhausting week-long… Continue reading

Mosaic Madness, Waxahachie

If you’ve ever wandered around the Downtown Square in Waxahachie, you know that there is no telling what you may find.  The historical buildings are all overflowing with antiques, boutiques and one of… Continue reading

Pops Burger Stand, Waxahachie

It was a little too chilly to sit outside on the early March afternoon we visited Pops Burger Stand in Waxahachie, our favorite place to dine and watch as cars drive down the… Continue reading

Gnismer Strawberry Farms, Arlington

A thin sliver of sun reaches out beyond the clouds to warm my face as I walk to my car, and I can’t help but think of all the sunny days ahead this… Continue reading

Inks Lake State Park, Burnet

I was sitting on a large rock, surrounded by water, that I had waded out to take pictures of my son and his friends as they jumped from the 30′ cliffs at Devil’s… Continue reading

Cross Mountain Park, Fredericksburg

Fredericksburg is a land of myths and secrets, such as the mysterious groans heard during the summer on Enchanted Rock, or why the hillsides were set on fire each Easter-eve by giant bunnies.… Continue reading

ZestFest, Irving

Each January, the city of Irving gets a little hotter than the rest of North Texas, when ZestFest comes to town!  There is plenty of fun, and food, for spicy-food lovers of all… Continue reading

Lake Tawakoni State Park, Wills Point

With tall trees and plenty of fish, Lake Tawakoni is known as a winter refuge for bald eagles.  We spent the weekend searching the skies during Eaglefest in nearby Emory, which offers both… Continue reading

Eagle Fest, Emory

One of the most sought after native birds in Texas to see and photograph are the Bald Eagles!  These amazing birds nest and raise their young here from fall to late spring, then… Continue reading