Category Archive: connecting kids and nature

9 Dino-Mite Places To Take Your Kids To See Dinosaur Tracks in Texas

Since my kids were little we’ve spent a good portion of our vacation time searching for dinosaur fossils and tracks! My oldest and I have even participated on a few excavations, and it’s… Continue reading

Storm Pick Your Own Strawberry Farms, Dalworthington Gardens

Picking strawberries is not only just a ton of fun, but it’s also a great way to get the kids having fun outside, and learning where food comes from and how to take… Continue reading

Texas State Aquarium, Corpus Christi

One of the biggest attractions in Corpus Christi, and located right on the bay, the Texas State Aquarium is a world-class aquarium with incredible exhibits, many of which are hands-on and interactive!  Where… Continue reading

Fort Worth Nature Center

Why are there crowds at the Fort Worth Nature Center?  Because it’s so cool! As someone who has been frequenting the Fort Worth Nature Center for years, it’s strange to see the changes. … Continue reading

Fort Richardson State Park, Historic Site and Lost Creek Reservoir Trailway, Jacksboro

One of the most famous of the Texas Forts Trail, Fort Richardson State Park gives you a look at the life on a frontier fort with restored buildings and some ruins during the… Continue reading

Veldhuizen Cheese Shoppe and Farm, Dublin

Whether you want to introduce your kids to real food and how it’s made, or you yourself are a foodie and love local artisan foods, the tour at Veldhuizan Cheese is a perfect,… Continue reading

Girls Weekend at Old Camp Joy, Ore City

Every now and then, it’s nice to take off the mom hat for just a few hours, and enjoy a weekend with your friends.  This past weekend, my friends and I left our… Continue reading

This Ocean-Themed Restaurant in Downtown Houston Even Has a Ferris Wheel Overlooking The City

Lionfish, tigers and bar-icudas, oh my!  The Downtown Aquarium in Houston is a huge entertainment complex sitting right off I-45, and recognizable by the ferris wheel that overlooks the freeway!  In addition to… Continue reading

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