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Category Archive: activities

An evening at Bethlehem Revisited, Waxahachie

One of our annual Christmas events is an evening in Waxahachie at Bethlehem Revisited, an incredible re-enactment of the birth of Jesus, as well as a glimpse into the daily life of the… Continue reading

Enchant Christmas, Arlington

Enchant Christmas is the new Christmas Light Attraction in Arlington, which just opened on Friday, November 24th at the Globe Life Ballpark, where the Texas Rangers play!  The “largest light maze” in the… Continue reading

New Orleans Cemetery Tour, Lafayette Cemetery No. 1

One of the things I insisted on doing before we left New Orleans was a tour of Lafayette Cemetery No. 1, in the historic Garden District!  The cemetery is the oldest and 3rd… Continue reading

Fulton Alley, New Orleans

One of our Thanksgiving Weekend traditions has become a family bowling night, if we happen to be able to find an alley near where we are staying!  Because bowling alleys aren’t usually tourist… Continue reading

20 Reasons to Visit North Texas Jellystone Park, Burleson

We love Jellystone Parks, and for my son’s big 10th birthday, we loaded up him, his friends and all their bikes and headed to North Texas Jellystone Park in Burleson for a wild… Continue reading

15 Uniquely Texas Things to do this November

After we cheer on the Houston Astros in tonight’s final game of the World Series, here’s a list of all the fun things to do this month across the Lone Star State! 1.… Continue reading

Y. O. Ranch Headquarters, Mountain Home

I never expected to get a kiss from a giraffe in the Texas Hill Country, but that was just one of the incredible surprises in store for us during our amazing, non-stop weekend… Continue reading

Money Saving Tips for Great Wolf Lodge, Grapevine

How many visits to Great Wolf Lodge does it take to be considered a pro?  Like the wise owl who crunches the Tootsie Pop, the World May Never Know, but I’m pretty sure… Continue reading

The Night Watchman Ghost Tour, Grapevine

While I’ll always love summer the most, one of the things I look forward to each fall is the fun little tickle you get on the back of your neck with a good… Continue reading

La King’s Confectionery, Galveston

If you’re looking for a sweet step back in time, La King’s Confectionery in Galveston is the place to visit!  In operation since the 1970’s by the King Family, they offer so many… Continue reading

10 Reasons to Visit the Houston Museum of Natural Science, Houston

One of the premier museums in the United States, the Houston Museum of Natural Science offers something for everyone and is a must-visit when in Houston, even worth traveling across the state to… Continue reading

Oak Cliff Annual Mardi Gras Parade, Dallas

A warning before you take your kids to a Mardi Gras parade; it will ruin all other parades for your child.  Once you’ve stocked up on hundreds of colorful beads from outlandish people,… Continue reading

Bob Jones Nature Center and Preserve, Southlake

Shhh… can you hear that?  It’s Nature.  Birds singing, a summer locust humming.  The light wind stirring the leaves.  Bob Jones Nature Center is a place to come and unplug, and let the… Continue reading

15 Tips for Visiting Scarborough Renaissance Festival, Waxahachie

My husband bought his first kilt at Scarborough Renaissance Festival, the day I knew we would be a cosplay family!  Since then, we have never missed a year of visiting the fun, family-friendly… Continue reading

Coleto Creek Park, Victoria

We made an unforgettable trip this weekend to Goliad to watch the annual Battle of Goliad Reenactment, and while I had planned to stay at Goliad State Park, recent flooding had closed half… Continue reading