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Johnny Steele Dog Park, Houston

We adopted a sweet little pup in March, Dublin, and since then I’ve been tailoring most of our weekend trips to places that are pup friendly!  For Mother’s Day weekend, we visited the… Continue reading

Houston Arboretum and Nature Center, Houston

  Located in Memorial Park, one of the largest urban parks in the country, the Houston Arboretum offers visitors a chance to learn about the local flora and fauna.  Classes for children and… Continue reading

Christner’s Ranch, Moody

A pay to dig ranch, Christner’s Ranch in Moody allows avid arrowhead hunters a place to come hunt on land where Native American’s once lived and hunted.  A day at the ranch for… Continue reading

The Shed, Salado

On New Year’s Day, my son, then 9 had quite a day!  We started the new year with a visit to Barton Springs in Austin to do the annual Polar Bear Plunge!  Jumping… Continue reading

Camp Tahuaya BSA, Belton

The sound of boys laughing has been heard throughout the Lampasas River valley at Camp Tahuaya since the camp was founded in 1932, however the cold water of the springs, the largest in… Continue reading

Health Camp, Waco

Anytime we’re driving through Waco, you’ll hear a rumbling begin in the back seat, and soon overtake our entire car! “Burgers, burgers, burgers”  the natives begin chanting, and soon we know we’ve been… Continue reading

Bluff Creek Mountain Bike Ranch, Warda

When snowy, cold weather threatened our weekend trip to Palo Duro Canyon to go mountain bike riding with a friend and his bike group, he suggested we change directions and head south to… Continue reading

DFW’s Summer Family Restaurants, 2017

Anyone living in DFW with kids can tell you that it’s harder to find fun, family-friendly restaurants than it is things to do.  Places where you can bring the family, meet up with… Continue reading

Battleship Texas State Historic Site, LaPorte

There were two boys on each of the guns at the entrance to the ship, being led in a reenactment of an attack by one of the ship’s volunteers.  He yelled to them… Continue reading

Rolled Ice Cream at Orchid City Fusion Cafe, Arlington

It’s not just that the ice cream is served rolled-up like a canoli, instead of scooped up into a ball, that makes the ice cream at Orchid City Fusion Cafe so good, but… Continue reading

American Gardens – West 7th, Fort Worth

We’ve been crazy about Fort Worth’s trendy West 7th area for a while, with Steel City Pops, Movie Tavern and plenty of fun shops for browsing, and the welcome addition of the new… Continue reading

Paradise Canyon, Rio Medina

Leaning back in my tube, I close my eyes against the blue sky as the brilliant sun warms my face, while my back and lower extremities are slowly going numb in the chilly… Continue reading

Vintage Grill and Car Museum, Weatherford

Weatherford is a town best known for their peaches.  It is, after all, the Peach Capital of Texas.  But 30 minutes west of Fort Worth, and just down the street from the Parker… Continue reading

Balmorhea State Park, Toyahvale

Most people come to Balmorhea State Park by way of I-10, where it calls to road-weary travelers like a siren.  For us, it was our last stop after an incredible, yet exhausting week-long… Continue reading

Mosaic Madness, Waxahachie

If you’ve ever wandered around the Downtown Square in Waxahachie, you know that there is no telling what you may find.  The historical buildings are all overflowing with antiques, boutiques and one of… Continue reading