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Category Archive: Texas History

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

Bella the Alamo Cat, San Antonio

One of the most famous landmarks in Texas is undoubtedly the Alamo, and people come here from all over the country and the world to see it!  It’s remembered or the sacrifices of… Continue reading

Museum of the Weird, Austin

I’d say the Museum of the Weird is half FREAK show, half oddities exhibits and half wax museum, because even the math in Austin is weird!  But if you’re looking for a fun… 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

Homestead Craft Village at Homestead Heritage, Waco

It’s 4 o’clock on a beautiful April afternoon, and we’re trying to decide if we must check out the Cheese Cave at Brazos Valley Cheese after spending a full early afternoon touring Homestead… 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

Longhorn Caverns State Park, Burnet

Texas has a great selection of commercial caverns around the state, and they are each significant for something unique, but Longhorn Caverns really appeals to me for all the great history and myths… 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

Beer Can House, Houston

We are in Houston for Spring Break, and checking out some of the fun. and more unique things to see and do in the city!  It doesn’t get any more unique than the… Continue reading

Our Weekend at Bastrop State Park Cabin No.12, Bastrop

  In February, you never know what the weather will be like.  You could have ice on the roads, or a beautiful, sunny day!  Thankfully, the latter was the case for us during… Continue reading

10 Best Scouting Overnights in Texas

Scouting offers so many amazing opportunities for kids and their families, but one of the often overlooked ones is Scout Overnights!  Many of the favorite fun destinations in Texas also offer educational overnights… 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

Y. O. Ranch Headquarters, Mountain Home

I never expected to get a kiss from a giraffe in the Texas Hill Country, but that was just one of the incredible surprises in store for us during our amazing, non-stop weekend… Continue reading

10 Reasons to Visit the Houston Museum of Natural Science, Houston

One of the premier museums in the United States, the Houston Museum of Natural Science offers something for everyone and is a must-visit when in Houston, even worth traveling across the state to… Continue reading