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Category Archive: destinations

Cedar Ridge Preserve, Dallas

The Cedar Ridge Preserve, is a beautiful series of hiking trails, many of them with panoramic views of Joe Pool Lake. Know Before You Go  Dogs are welcome on a leash! Access is FREE… Continue reading

Pirates Cove, Burleson

Ahoy, Matey! Know Before You Go  The park allows in and out privedges, so you can keep an ice chest in your car.  Unfortunantly, they don’t have any tables, or even shade out there. … Continue reading

Texas Discovery Gardens, Dallas

Nestled in beautiful Fair Park, the Texas Discovery Gardens is a wonderful place to escape the sounds of the city and enjoy a day in nature.  We made a list of some of… Continue reading

10 fun things to do with your kids in the rain

John Ruskin wrote, “There is no such thing as bad weather, only different kinds of good weather.”  Obviously he didn’t live near a Texas tornado, with his head buried between his legs in a “duck and… Continue reading

Sandy Lake Amusement Park, Carrollton

Since moving to the DFW area in the early 90’s, I had heard about Sandy Lake Amusement Park, but had never visited until I took my own kids.  Used mostly for company picnics, family… Continue reading

River Legacy Park and Living Science Center, Arlington

River Legacy Park and Living Science Center in Arlington sits along the Trinity River and offers some terrific opportunities for families to get together to learn, play, relax and just have a great… Continue reading

United States Bureau of Engraving and Printing

The Bureau of Engraving and Printing in Fort Worth, one of only two places in the United States where dollars are produced.  Free tours are offered Tuesday – Fri, but be warned, they don’t give out… Continue reading

Lewisville Lake Environmental Learning Area

Lewisville Lake is a very popular and commercial lake just north of Dallas.  It’s busy shorelines host restaurants and homes, and the water is filled with boats each weekend.  But just on the other… Continue reading

Fort Worth Stockyards, Fort Worth

The Fort Worth Stockyards is one of the mandatory “Must Visit” places in Texas, and filled with tourist and locals, all who love a fun, festival like atmosphere and a taste of the… Continue reading

Bass Pro Shop’s Outdoor World, Grapevine

  Outdoor World in Grapevine   FREE Annual Events Each Holiday season, Bass Pro Shops is transformed into a Winter Wonderland, with fun kid activities, unique decorations and even FREE Santa photos! It’s… Continue reading

Amon Carter Museum of American Art, Fort Worth

“We had the same idea as a lot of people”, I thought to myself as we walked in to the lobby of the Amon Carter Museum in Fort Worth, crowded with young children… Continue reading

San Jacinto Battleground State Historic Site

  The San Jacinto Monument Every lover of Texas history should visit the San Jacinto Monument, where Texas secured her place in history as a free nation!  But there is alot more to do and… Continue reading

Trinity Trail, Fort Worth

If you are looking for a fun place for family bike rides, you have got to visit the Trinity Trails in Fort Worth!  You can ride for miles on the wide concrete trail along the Trinity River.  The… Continue reading

Dogwood Canyon Audubon Center, Cedar Hill

“Lizards don’t bite”, says my know it all four year old, to the herpetologist standing in front of him on the trail at Dogwood Canyon Audubon Center. “They don’t?  Well, what do you… Continue reading

Sam Houston’s grave at Oakwood Cemetery, Huntsville

“The world will take care of Houston’s fame.” ~ Andrew Jackson These are the words inlaid in Sam Houston’s memorial at his burial site in Oakwood Cemetery in Huntsville.   It’s right by the entrance, next to… Continue reading