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Category Archive: photography

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

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

Carhenge, Nebraska

Carhenge On the way back to Texas from our Mount Rushmore Road Trip, we heard of Carhenge, and with my husband being a huge car lover, made the slight detour over to Alliance… 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

A Deep Ellum Guide for Families, Dallas

East of Downtown Dallas is the historic neighborhood of Deep Ellum, which is renown for its bars and live music venues which draw crowds at night on weekends, but it also has a… Continue reading

The Ultimate Road Trip Guide to Destin, Florida

Planning a road trip to Destin?  Here’s my ultimate road trip offering 3 different routes from Texas, with plenty of stops along the way!     My friend Leslie asked for a few… 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

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

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

Turner Falls, Davis Oklahoma

We first visited Turner Falls Park in Davis about 15 years ago, and it turned in to an annual trip, centered around when my husband would be gone for the weekend to the… Continue reading

10 Reasons Why Your Next Beach Vacation Should be to South Padre Island

South Padre Island isn’t just a place to visit for Spring Break when you’re in college, it’s an incredible vacation destination for families all year long!  We spent the New Years Weekend exploring… 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