Pops Burger Stand, Waxahachie

It was a little too chilly to sit outside on the early March afternoon we visited Pops Burger Stand in Waxahachie, our favorite place to dine and watch as cars drive down the… Continue reading

Gnismer Strawberry Farms, Arlington

A thin sliver of sun reaches out beyond the clouds to warm my face as I walk to my car, and I can’t help but think of all the sunny days ahead this… Continue reading

Inks Lake State Park, Burnet

I was sitting on a large rock, surrounded by water, that I had waded out to take pictures of my son and his friends as they jumped from the 30′ cliffs at Devil’s… Continue reading

Cross Mountain Park, Fredericksburg

Fredericksburg is a land of myths and secrets, such as the mysterious groans heard during the summer on Enchanted Rock, or why the hillsides were set on fire each Easter-eve by giant bunnies.… Continue reading

ZestFest, Irving

Each January, the city of Irving gets a little hotter than the rest of North Texas, when ZestFest comes to town!  There is plenty of fun, and food, for spicy-food lovers of all… Continue reading

Lake Tawakoni State Park, Wills Point

With tall trees and plenty of fish, Lake Tawakoni is known as a winter refuge for bald eagles.  We spent the weekend searching the skies during Eaglefest in nearby Emory, which offers both… Continue reading

Eagle Fest, Emory

One of the most sought after native birds in Texas to see and photograph are the Bald Eagles!  These amazing birds nest and raise their young here from fall to late spring, then… Continue reading

Anahuac National Wildlife Refuge, Anahuac

This post is really a milestone for me, because 6 years ago we visited Anahuac, and that was my very first review on my blog, which at the time was named, Burning Daylight.… Continue reading

The Strand, Galveston

There is so much to see and do in Galveston, that one really never needs to set foot on the sand to still have an amazing visit!  The 5 blocks that make up… Continue reading

Galveston Railroad Museum, Galveston

When you visit the Galveston Railroad Museum, a few things you need to bring along are good walking shoes to see the many train cars, your camera and your imagination.  Because while these… Continue reading

Seawolf Park and the American Undersea Warfare Center on Pelican Island, Galveston

Named for the USS Seawolf, a World War II submarine that was lost during the war, Seawolf Park is home to the American Undersea Warfare Center. It displays two WWII vessels, which are… Continue reading

Galveston Party Boats, Galveston

As my oldest is getting ready to turn 17 in just a few weeks, we wanted to take him on a fun fishing trip one last time before he’s required to have a… Continue reading

Polar Plunge at Barton Springs Pool, Austin

Each January 1st, people around the world celebrate by taking a “Polar Plunge”! Some of those people live where it is VERY cold, and jumping into cold water is painful! The Texas weather… Continue reading

McKinney Falls State Park, Austin

Each January 1st, Texas Parks and Wildlife host First Day Hikes at many of their State Parks, and we chose the hike at McKinney Falls State Park this year, because it’s such a… Continue reading

A Weekend in Tyler… with kids

Known for its tall pine trees and beautiful roses, the East Texas town of Tyler offers a fun weekend getaway for families, with plenty to do to keep the everyone entertained!  The truth… Continue reading