Zilker Zephyr Miniature Train at Zilker Park, Austin

The Zilker Zephyr is one of the best park miniature trains we’ve ridden!  It takes riders along the creek, under a bridge and through a tunnel.  It’s a nice, long ride! Know Before… Continue reading

Emma Long Metropolitan Park, Austin

Emma Long Metropolitan Park is a beautiful park on the Colorado River in Austin.  The scenic drive to the park is worth going, but you’ll want to make a big splash when you… Continue reading

Hillside Village Splash Pad, Cedar Hill

Looking for a fun way to keep the kids cool after a little back to school shopping?  Check out Hillside Village in Cedar Hill, with great shops and a fun splash pad for… Continue reading

Acton Nature Park and Acton State Historical Site, Acton

The tiny rural town of Acton, just North of Granbury, offered a full day of fun and exploration for us, as we hiked the scenic trails of the Acton Nature Park, and explored… Continue reading

Comanche Peak Nuclear Power Plant Visitors Center, Glen Rose

I’ll be honest, I probably would have never thought of taking a tour of the Comanche Peak Nuclear Power Plant, it was my husband’s idea.  I had made a comment about wanting to… Continue reading

Creative Hands Ceramics, Arlington

We’ve had a busy and eventful summer, but as it’s winding down, we visited Creative Hands for a peaceful day of painting and then playing in a nearby park. Creative Hands allows you… Continue reading

Elephants on the Savanna at the Dallas Zoo, Dallas

The biggest attraction at the Dallas Zoo is the “Golden Girls”, the zoo’s herd of 5 female African forest elephants.  Led by Mama, the oldest of the elephants, the girls are a thrill… Continue reading

Brazos Drive-In Theatre, Granbury

Nothing says summer nights like an evening at the Drive In!  Granbury’s Brazos Drive In offers so much more than just a couple of movies and some popcorn.  With one screen and family… Continue reading

Granbury City Beach Park, Granbury

One of our annual summer traditions is a trip to Granbury City Beach Park! Granbury has created a really wonderful beach on the shores of Lake Granbury, within walking distance to the historic… Continue reading

Trinity Forest Adventure Park, Dallas

Trinity Forest Adventure Park was unlike anything I have ever imagined!   We were invited out to the park for a review, and of course my kids and husband, who love zip lining,… Continue reading

Southern Cross Ranch, Dallas

The Southern Cross Ranch, located in Dallas in the Great Trinity Forest, is nearly 40 acres of fun!  Your family can visit for the day, and enjoy unlimited rides on the zip line,… Continue reading

Amazing Jake’s, Plano

Amazing Jake’s in Plano has a special offer just for my readers!     Amazing Jake’s Plano is The Place to Play! We have something for everyone, from kids to adults so the… Continue reading

Adventure Landing, Dallas

Adventure Landing in Dallas has lots of fun for the entire family!  Whether you are heading out for a birthday or sports team party or just a fun night with the kids, check… Continue reading

Mayborn Museum, Waco

We first visited Waco’s Mayborn Museum in 2004, the year it opened.  We have been going back every year since, and it still holds the same fascination for my children now as it… Continue reading

Koala Walkabout at the Dallas Zoo

The Koala Walkabout at the Dallas Zoo is one  of the newer exhibits, opening in Spring of 2012.  The animals in the exhibit are all from Australia, and It’s a fun place to… Continue reading