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Pirates Cove, Burleson

Ahoy, Matey! Know Before You Go  The park allows in and out privedges, so you can keep an ice chest in your car.  Unfortunantly, they don’t have any tables, or even shade out there. … Continue reading

Texas Discovery Gardens, Dallas

Nestled in beautiful Fair Park, the Texas Discovery Gardens is a wonderful place to escape the sounds of the city and enjoy a day in nature.  We made a list of some of… Continue reading

our Texas fairy garden

My 12 year old has always liked cactus, and we started a cactus garden for him when he was very young.  When my daughter brought home a cow skull to add to her collection, her… Continue reading

10 fun things to do with your kids in the rain

John Ruskin wrote, “There is no such thing as bad weather, only different kinds of good weather.”  Obviously he didn’t live near a Texas tornado, with his head buried between his legs in a “duck and… Continue reading

Sandy Lake Amusement Park, Carrollton

Since moving to the DFW area in the early 90’s, I had heard about Sandy Lake Amusement Park, but had never visited until I took my own kids.  Used mostly for company picnics, family… Continue reading

River Legacy Park and Living Science Center, Arlington

River Legacy Park and Living Science Center in Arlington sits along the Trinity River and offers some terrific opportunities for families to get together to learn, play, relax and just have a great… Continue reading

Chick-fil-a Cow Appreciation Day

For the fourth year in a row, we have participated in Chick-fil-A’s Cow Appreciation Day.  Participation is easy when free food is involved! Chick-fil-A hands out a free meal to anyone who comes… Continue reading

United States Bureau of Engraving and Printing

The Bureau of Engraving and Printing in Fort Worth, one of only two places in the United States where dollars are produced.  Free tours are offered Tuesday – Fri, but be warned, they don’t give out… Continue reading

Lewisville Lake Environmental Learning Area

Lewisville Lake is a very popular and commercial lake just north of Dallas.  It’s busy shorelines host restaurants and homes, and the water is filled with boats each weekend.  But just on the other… Continue reading

Another log cabin, and homemade lincoln logs

I have a fascination for old log cabins, and found another one to share with you.  We were driving through Midlothian, looking for a place to have dinner, when I saw this old… Continue reading

Dogwood Canyon Audubon Center, Cedar Hill

 This is our 3rd year to participate in the Texas Nature Challenge.  We have had a great time each year, learned about many new places, and met so many new friends!  A Little Bit… Continue reading

Fort Worth Stockyards, Fort Worth

The Fort Worth Stockyards is one of the mandatory “Must Visit” places in Texas, and filled with tourist and locals, all who love a fun, festival like atmosphere and a taste of the… Continue reading

About HFitTS

Welcome to Having Fun in the TEXAS Sun!  That’s exactly what we are all about, having fun!  Whether it’s a fun day at the lake or beach, or time at home cooking, creating or flying a kite,… Continue reading

Bass Pro Shop’s Outdoor World, Grapevine

  Outdoor World in Grapevine   FREE Annual Events Each Holiday season, Bass Pro Shops is transformed into a Winter Wonderland, with fun kid activities, unique decorations and even FREE Santa photos! It’s… Continue reading

bacon wrapped hot dogs & red, white and blue strawberries

Bacon Wrapped Hot Dogs My daughter came home from Girl Scout camp, raving about one of the meals she had while she was there.  For 4 days she ate peanut butter and jelly… Continue reading