Gift of Lights at Texas Motor Speedway, Fort Worth

Texas Motor Speedway in North Fort Worth is known for it’s loud roar of engines as race cars fly around the track, race fans cheering with every lap!  But during the holidays, it’s… Continue reading

Quanah Parker Trail of Arrows

Since 2011, there have been huge arrows sprouting up all over the Panhandle and Plains region of West Texas.  The 22′ steel arrows are the work of sculptor Charles Smith, and they are… Continue reading

Big Texan Steak Ranch, Amarillo

The Big Texan Steak Ranch in Amarillo is more than just a restaurant, it’s a Texas-sized destination!  It’s one of the places you need to visit, either to sit down for a steak… Continue reading

Moody Gardens, Galveston

We absolutely LOVE Galveston Island, and Moody Gardens is one of the amazing gems on the island! 1.  Know Before You Go Combo tickets are usually your best deals.  They occasionally have a… Continue reading

Schlitterbahn Waterpark, Galveston

Of course, Schlitterbahn Galveston has a great river ride, the Torrent River, but they also have water slides, Boogie Bahn, play areas, wave pool, zip lines and just opened in 2016, Massiv, the… Continue reading

Christmas at Campo Verde Mexican Restaurant and the Kulesz Light Display for Alzheimer, Dalworthington Gardens

Each Christmas Eve, we celebrate with family and friends at Campo Verde Mexican Restaurant in Arlington, their thousands of colorful Christmas lights glowing and flickering as we talk, hug and fill our bellies… Continue reading

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