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Category Archive: Eats

You Won’t Believe This Refurbished Tour Bus in the Texas Hill Country Where You Can Spend the Weekend!

I’ve been humming Johnny Cash songs all week, thanks to our incredible stay in the Highwaymen Tour Bus in Ingram this week!  This 1953 repurposed Greyhound tour bus was our home-away from home… Continue reading

Let’s Go To Luckenbach, Texas

Luckenbach sits between Johnson City and Fredericksburg, just a short little detour off the highway, but it seems a million miles away from present day.  A place where time has stopped, or at… Continue reading

Pecan Street Brewing, Johnson City

Johnson City has so much to do nearby, so you need a place to refuel and relax afterwards!  We spent a great afternoon relaxing in the Biergarten at Pecan Street Brewing, but they… 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

Hard 8 BBQ, Stephenville

Warning: Don’t read this if you’re hungry. Hard Eight Pit Bar B Q opened in 2003 in Stephenville, and while they now have a few locations around DFW, the original is, in my… Continue reading

Ranchman’s Cafe, The Ponder Steakhouse

The Ranchman’s Cafe, one of our favorites and a must place to stop if we are in the area! Since 1948 they have served steaks, huge baked potatoes and delicious pie in a… Continue reading

Port Isabel Lighthouse SHS, Port Isabel

The only lighthouse in Texas that is open to the public, we love visiting the Port Isabel Lighthouse, which once illuminated the South Gulf Coast as a beacon to ships!  While the town… Continue reading

10 of the Best Family Friendly Restaurants in Arlington

It’s hard to find a good restaurant that appeals to the entire family, with good food choices, a casual atmosphere and speedy enough service to keep the kids from getting bored, but we’ve… 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

10 Tips for a Terrific Ski Vacation in Red River, New Mexico

Are you ready to take the kids out to ski?  New Mexico is the closest place to go in Texas, and has some incredible ski areas.  I grew up skiing in Red River,… Continue reading

Prairie Lights Sneak A Peek 5K, Grand Prairie

Prairie Lights Sneak a Peek 5K Driving through the amazing lights at Prairie Lights has been a family tradition since my kids were very small.  I can remember when it was originally at… Continue reading

The Texas Gingerbread Trail

Texas defined German roots in Texas means we celebrate the cookies, cakes and gingerbread families with love during the Christmas season and all year long!  From bakeries to Gingerbread Houses, you’re sure to… Continue reading

10 Amazing Holiday Events in North Texas

We started playing Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer and Jingle Bells, so you know the holidays can’t be more than 3-4 months away!  There are so many things to do and see in… 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

The Mountain at First Monday Trade Days, Canton

First Monday Trade Days in Canton is a huge flea market, with tons of items from new to gently used to so-old-it’s-new-again items!  Open once a month, the weekend preceding the First Monday,… Continue reading