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Category Archive: connecting kids and nature

South Padre Island Birding and Nature Center, South Padre Island

South Texas is part of a huge migration route for birds, and while there are many, many places in the region dedicated to seeing birds, one of our favorites is the South Padre… Continue reading

11 Family Fun Things to do in Burleson

If you’re looking for a fun little family getaway, check out all the town of Burleson has to offer! Burleson sits just off I-35, South of Fort Worth, and was once a stop… Continue reading

Kids Learn about Nature at Galveston Island State Park

Galveston Island has long been known for their treasure; gold buried by pirates and washed ashore by sunken Spanish ships.  Treasure hunters have spent their lives combing the beaches, finding something just large… Continue reading

Bear Country USA, Rapid City, SD

When my son announced that he wanted to go to Mount Rushmore for our Summer Vacation, I was so excited because for years I’ve seen people posting their pictures of Bear Country U.S.A.,… Continue reading

12 Reasons to visit Buena Vista, CO

If you’re looking for an incredible Colorado getaway, you have to visit Buena Vista!  We were only there for a few days, but already planning a trip back to explore all there is… Continue reading

Lake Texoma Family Fun Things To Do

Lake Texoma on the Texas-Oklahoma Borders is a beautiful lake with so many terrific things to do!  It’s clear, cool waters are the complete oppose of the red clay waters of the Red… Continue reading

Clark Botanical Gardens, Weatherford

Clark Botanic Gardens in Weatherford is a well-known wedding destination in North Texas, but the gardens extend through past ponds, a historic tree trail, unique “themed” gardens and much more!  It’s been a… Continue reading

La Torretta Lake Resort and Spa, Lake Conroe

Nothing says summer like a weekend at the lake!  We made our escape out to La Torretta Lake Resort and Spa, located on Lake Conroe!  This terrific resort offers so much, from golf… Continue reading

A Weekend at Beavers Bend Resort State Park, Broken Bow, Ok

Broken Bow is quickly becoming one of the most visited areas in Oklahoma, and just 3 hours from DFW, it’s easy to see from all the Texas license plates that many Texans are… Continue reading

Austin Zoo and Animal Sanctuary, Austin

Located on the West side of Austin, the Austin Zoo is an animal rescue sanctuary that is open to the public.  It doesn’t receive state or federal funding and all money comes from… Continue reading

Texas Bluebonnet Trail, Ennis

Bluebonnet Season is an abbreviated season in Texas, with the peak usually in mid-April.  Drivers congest the highway service roads for pictures and take long Sunday drives with their families.  All too quickly,… Continue reading

Fort Griffin State Historic Site, Albany

Fort Griffin State Historic Site lies in what is known in Texas as the Big Empty.  The wide open spaces where you’re likely to see more deer than people during a weekend.  North… Continue reading

Canyon of the Eagles, Burnet

It’s my birthday weekend, and we headed to Canyon of the Eagles on Lake Buchanan, one of the Highland Lakes on the Colorado River!  Named for the numerous bald eagles that nest here… Continue reading

Things to see and do in Huntsville

This little Texas town is home to the Texas State Penitentiary and Sam Houston State University, but there is a lot more to see here!  Take a quick detour off the interstate, or… Continue reading

Discovery Green, Houston

Americans and travelers from around the world are heading to Houston this year to attend a World Series Champion Astros game, and even before the season begins, the entire Bayou City is welcoming… Continue reading