Route 66 Historical District, Amarillo

Known as the Mother Road, Route 66 was the first road in American to run across the country, over 2,400 miles from Chicago to California, and traversed across the Texas Panhandle.  In Amarillo,… Continue reading

Cadillac Ranch, Amarillo

It’s been memorialized in song, movies and photography since it was first created, so a visit to Cadillac Ranch is really much more than just a road side stop.  It’s a conversation yet… Continue reading

Panhandle Plains Historical Museum, Canyon

  The Panhandle Plains Historical Museum boast itself as the largest historical museum in the state, and after roaming the 3 floors that make up the museum for almost 5 hours, I’m very… Continue reading

West Texas A&M’s Activities Center, Canyon

We visited Palo Duro Canyon over Thanksgiving break, which was a perfect time to hike in the canyon and explore, because of the cool temperatures.  However, it was COLD at night, several times… Continue reading

Palo Duro Canyon State Park, Canyon

Known as the Grand Canyon of Texas, Palo Duro Canyon is the second largest Canyon in the United States, and offers amazing scenery, wildlife, hiking and biking trails as well as an incredible… Continue reading

Caprock Canyon State Park and Trailway, Quitaque

If you are looking for the amazing, rugged and wild Texas that defines our state, then you must visit Caprock Canyon State Park and Trailway.  No where else in the state can you… Continue reading

Adventure to Santa

A visit to Santa is a huge part of our Christmas tradition!  This year, over 300 malls around the country have a new spin on this annual rite, called Adventure to Santa.  DreamWorks… Continue reading

Camp Wisdom Boy Scout Camp, Dallas

This year I have started a new adventure as my first graders Cub Scout Den Leader.  He’s wanted to be in cub scouts as long as I can remember, and follow in the… Continue reading

Abilene Zoo, Abilene

The Abilene Zoo 1.   Know Before You Go Outside food and drinks are allowed. Purchase a Family Membership for only $65, which gives you free or reduced admission for 12 months to… Continue reading

Barton Springs Pool at Zilker Park, Austin

A dip into the cold water of Austin’s Barton Springs Pool should be on every Texan’s bucket list!  The pool and the Zilker Park attractions nearby can constitute a full day of fun,… Continue reading

Leonard Park, Gainesville

Home of the Frank Buck Zoo, Gainesville’s Leonard Park offers plenty of activities to entertain the entire family!  Check out my Mommy Tips for making the most of your visit! 1.  Know Before… Continue reading

Screams® Halloween Theme Park, Waxahachie

Located on a back road, surrounded by empty farmland, you couldn’t ask for a better location for a Halloween Theme Park then Screams in Waxahachie!  Just the drive out on an early evening… Continue reading

Frank Buck Zoo, Gainesville

The Frank Buck Zoo in Gainesville, just south of the Red River, makes a terrific day trip from DFW, or a fun place to stop and stretch your legs if you should be… Continue reading

East Texas Gators, Grand Saline

East Texas Gators Check out my Mommy Tips for making the most of your visit! 1.  Know Before You Go Wear close-toed shoes to see the animals. Free Parking 2.  The Lobby Our… Continue reading

Ladonia Fossil Park, Ladonia

For National Fossil Day, we visited Ladonia Fossil Park in Ladonia with the Dallas Paleontological Society and about 150 other eager fossil hunters!  We had an amazing time searching along the riverbed for… Continue reading