Texas State Capitol, Austin

We just returned from my daughter’s 4th grade Field Study, a field trip to some of the most historically significant places in Texas.  We had an amazing, if not exhausting time, and I’m… Continue reading

San Jacinto Battleground State Historic Site

  The San Jacinto Monument Every lover of Texas history should visit the San Jacinto Monument, where Texas secured her place in history as a free nation!  But there is alot more to do and… Continue reading

Trinity Trail, Fort Worth

If you are looking for a fun place for family bike rides, you have got to visit the Trinity Trails in Fort Worth!  You can ride for miles on the wide concrete trail along the Trinity River.  The… Continue reading

nature shirts

Want a fun summer art project?  Paint t-shirts using stencils made from leaves, flowers, twigs and other items found while outside.  It makes a great activity while camping, at the lake, beach or park! … Continue reading

Texas Drive Ins

Brazos Drive In, Granbury Summer means so many things to me, but close to the top of the list are warm nights at the drive in.  I’ve only been to a couple of… Continue reading

Dogwood Canyon Audubon Center, Cedar Hill

“Lizards don’t bite”, says my know it all four year old, to the herpetologist standing in front of him on the trail at Dogwood Canyon Audubon Center. “They don’t?  Well, what do you… Continue reading

Chalk Mountain (12 miles west of Glen Rose)

Driving along HWY 67, west of Glen Rose is an impressive outcropping of rock known as Chalk Mountain. A roadside park gives a beautiful panorama of the countryside.  Although the town of Chalk… Continue reading

The Trumpet of the Swan by E. B. White

E.B. White does such an amazing job in his books of bringing the animals to life!  Who hasn’t cried for Wilbur when his BFF  passes away in Charlotte’s Web, or cheered for the… Continue reading

melting crayons

I love any art project involving melted crayons!  We have made the melted crayon bottles, and melted crayons in muffin tins, but this was something completely new!  I heard about it yesterday from… Continue reading

Sam Houston’s grave at Oakwood Cemetery, Huntsville

“The world will take care of Houston’s fame.” ~ Andrew Jackson These are the words inlaid in Sam Houston’s memorial at his burial site in Oakwood Cemetery in Huntsville.   It’s right by the entrance, next to… Continue reading

Cinnamon Creek Ranch Archery, Roanoke

Cinnamon Creek Ranch is a huge archery  complex, with a large pro-shop, over 50 indoor archery lanes, 5 outdoor ranges and even elevated blinds!  You can purchase all-day passes, and kids 12 and under… Continue reading

crock pot cooking in the car

We are on the road almost every weekend, but  regardless where we are, one of my top mom jobs is feeding my family!  Sometimes it takes a little creativity.  Here is one of my favorite… Continue reading

Sixth Floor Museum, Dallas

Know Before You Go Save money by purchasing a CityPASS, which allows you reduced rates to 4 of 6 different attractions in Dallas.  Click HERE for more information. I have always enjoyed reading… Continue reading

Hagerman National Wildlife Refuge, Sherman

It is so thrilling for me when my children and I read books together that I loved as a child.  It’s even more exciting when I see that the story has captured them… Continue reading

Caddo Mounds State Historical Site, Alto

I wonder if any of the Texas Paranormal Groups have ever visited the Caddo Mounds State Historical Site?  Because even a hard core disbeliever such as myself will tell you that there are… Continue reading