Category Archive: Texas History

Texas Independence Day Celebrations

On March 2nd, 1836, the Texas Declaration of Independence from Mexico was signed in a little cabin in present day Washington-on-the-Brazos, outside Brenham.  I can only imagine the fields were full of bluebonnets,… Continue reading

Make Grapevine Your Spring Break Destination!

There’s so much to do in Grapevine!  Centrally located in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex, and minutes from DFW Airport, Grapevine has one of the most picturesque Historic Downtowns in North Texas, great restaurants,… Continue reading

14 Fun Things for Kids 10 and Under at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo™

***  Cancelled  *** It’s Rodeo Time in Houston, and while it’s a great time for adults, there is so much to do for kids!  I’ve listed 14 of my favorites, which is more… Continue reading

14 Summer Day Trips from San Antonio

12 weekends.  That’s all we get of Summer Vacation, which is why Day Trips are the perfect way to make your summer memorable!     Most of these are under 60 minutes from San… Continue reading

14 of the Best Train Rides and Museums in Texas

Since the Harrisburg Railroad first began chugging through Southeast Texas in 1856, Texans have loved their trains!  Here’s some of the best train rides in the state, from passenger trains on Amtrak headed… Continue reading

8 Reasons to Visit Gruene Historic District this Summer

The name may be funny, but there’s serious fun to be found in Gruene, pronounced “GREEN”, an old town on the Guadalupe River, which is now part of the City of New Braunfels. … Continue reading

16 Things to See and Do on the San Antonio Riverwalk

Often imitated, but never duplicated, you can’t beat a day on the San Antonio Riverwalk!  From amazing shops, restaurants, bars and more there is just so much to see and do! 1.Take a… Continue reading

Granbury Ghost and Legends Tour in Historic Downtown Granbury

A fun and family-friendly tour around the Historic Granbury Courthouse Square, the Granbury Ghost and Legends Tour is a year-round fun event that happens every Friday and Saturyday evening!  I’ve done the tour… 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

Stonehenge II, Ingram

It wasn’t aliens that built Stonehenge II in the Texas Hill Country, a 80 percent-scale replica of the famed stones in England, but it’s still a great place to visit in Ingram, overlooking… Continue reading

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

Dublin Bottling Works, Dublin

Dublin Bottling Works, once the Dublin Dr Pepper Bottling Company, was known for decades as the only Dr Pepper Bottling Company to still use pure cane sugar instead of cane syrup.  They dropped… Continue reading

11 Incredible Spring Break Destinations in Texas

Spring Break is coming, and it’s time to make plans for the best one ever!  Here’s 11 of our favorite Spring Break Destinations, from hikes in West Texas to never ending concerts by… Continue reading

24 Fun Things to do in DFW this Spring, 2020

With a late Easter this year, we have plenty of time to enjoy all the Spring activities available around the Metroplex!  Check out my list of 24 of our favorites and most anticipated… Continue reading