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Fossil Rim Wildlife Center, Glen Rose

The small town of Glen Rose is where Texas reaches up out of the flat prairie of Fort Worth and greets its guest with scenic vistas and rocky canyons the Brazos River has… Continue reading

Veteran’s Day

On Veterans Day, after we raised the flag and watched some local coverage on television, I took my 3 year old outside and we played with his little toy soldiers.  While I am a… Continue reading

We crashed the Civil War reenactment at Fort Richardson

The second annual Civil War Reenactment was held at Fort Richardson in Jacksboro, Tx.  Forces from the Union and the Confederacy took to the field in battle, bringing to life a skirmish that never really happened.  Except for… Continue reading

Thurber Ghost Town

Several years ago I read about the ghost town of Thurber, located between Fort Worth and Abilene on I-20, and one October day we set out on a road trip to see the… Continue reading

Granbury Ghost and Legends Tour, Granbury

You need to beware the scary sights you’ll see on this post.  I don’t mean ghost, although we did see 2, I mean my bad pictures.  Dark corners make for great ghost stories,… Continue reading

Dinosaur Puppets

Meet Lenny the Longneck.  My kids and I had a blast making these cute little lunch bag puppets, then they put on a show for my husband and me.  Thanks to Texas Parks… Continue reading

Woodsy Owl and Smokey the Bear

Here are some fun facts about our countries most recognizable forest celebrities.  Both Smokey Bear and Woodsy Owl are representatives of the United States Department of Agriculture’s Forest Service. Smokey was “born” in… Continue reading

Fort Griffin State Historical Site

Built after the Civil War for protection during the Texas Indian Wars, Fort Griffin State Historic Site, in Albany, allows visitors the chance to step back to the Wild West and learn, play and… Continue reading

National Championship Pow Wow, Traders Village, Grand Prairie

The 54th Annual National Championship Pow-Wow at Traders Village in Grand Prairie is September 16 – 18th. In our family, everything is a ritual. If we love something, we try to go back… Continue reading

Discovering Texas’ Past – Log Cabins of the Lone Star State

Tell the kids to load their Lincoln Logs in the car, and visit one of these authentic Texas Log Cabins.  Spread a blanket under the biggest tree you can find and let them duplicate some… Continue reading

Snow Cones – A Texas Original!

In Texas, we take snow cones seriously! We should, the snow cone was first introduced in Dallas at the 1919 Texas State Fair! Since then, ice consistency and flavors have certainly changed!  There are lots of… Continue reading

Turner Falls, Oklahoma

Turner Falls in Oklahoma is just a short 2 hour drive from Dallas/Fort Worth, and offers clear, cool spring water!  It’s an almost annual mom and kids trip for us to celebrate summer,… Continue reading

BRIT: The Botanical Research Institute of Texas, Fort Worth

Know Before You Go Check their website for hours. Bella Bella, a Begonia puppet,  has story time each month at BRIT First Saturdays at 10:30am!  BRIT First Saturday is a monthly event offering a… Continue reading

Clark Botanical Gardens, Weatherford

We visited the Clark Botanical Gardens! Know Before You Go Clark Gardens is open seasonally, from early March through July 4th. and early September to late November. Picnics in the park are not… Continue reading

Bob Jones Nature Center, Southlake

Know Before You Go  Pets are not permitted on the trails. Wear closed-toed shoes on the trails, and don’t forget water, sunscreen and insect repellent. Wildflower Seed Balls At one of the stations… Continue reading