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Elmer W. Oliver Nature Park, Mansfield

Mansfield opened the Elmer W. Oliver Nature Park in January, 2014, and it’s become one of our favorite places to go for mid-week fun and exploration!  Of course, it’s just right down the… Continue reading

Marti Van Ravenswaay Park, Arlington

Although it’s February, we had beautiful weather and a busy weekend enjoying it!  After attending a cub scout bridging ceremony and campout Saturday night at Loyd Park in Grand Prairie, we came home… Continue reading

Gatsplat Indoor Paintball Fields, Lewisville

My oldest son has chosen to celebrate his 14th, 15th and 16th birthday at Gatsplat Indoor Paintball Field in Lewisville, and I think that is quite a recommendation for them, since I offer… Continue reading

Flight Deck Trampoline Park, Fort Worth

The other day I was reading an article listing romantic dates for Valentine’s Day BESIDES dinner and a movie in the Dallas/Fort Worth area, and one of the places mentioned was Flight Deck… Continue reading

Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo, Fort Worth

I grew up in Houston, and going to the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo was an annual tradition for us!  Now that I live in the DFW Metroplex, I’m thrilled to take my… Continue reading

Oak Cliff Nature Preserve, Dallas

The thing about winter hiking in Texas is you never can know exactly how to dress.  We visited Oak Cliff Nature Preserve in Dallas today, and we started the morning off with coats,… Continue reading

Allan Saxe Park, Arlington

It was chilly today when we visited Allan Saxe Park in Arlington, not your typical day in the park.  However, we take what we can get, and a quick glance at the weather… Continue reading

Polar Plunge on New Year’s Day, Arlington YMCA

There are lots of fun ways to celebrate on New Year’s Eve, but one of the most fun ways to celebrate New Year’s Day is by taking a Polar Plunge! We took the… Continue reading

Penguin Exhibit, Fort Worth Museum of Science and History

It’s Christmas break, and I’ve been letting the kids take turns choosing our daily destinations.  My youngest chose the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History, one of his favorites.  I’ve been wanting… Continue reading

Perini Ranch Steakhouse, Buffalo Gap

When you visit Buffalo Gap, locals will suggest you try lunch or dinner at the hay barn.  It may not sound appetizing, but they are actually referring you to one of the BEST… Continue reading

Buffalo Gap Historical Village

Our family loves history, and during a weekend getaway to Abilene State Park, we visited the historic little town of Buffalo Gap, and the Buffalo Gap Historic Village, which is like a step back… Continue reading

Abilene State Park

Since I first heard they had yurts for overnight camping, I’ve had Abilene State Park on my extremely long and complicated “to-go-to” list.  I mean, who wouldn’t want to stay in a yurt?… Continue reading

Frontier Texas!, Abilene

I’ve learned never to turn your back on a (potentially) pretty December weekend, and after almost an entire week of being “iced” in, we couldn’t wait for a road trip!  I was able… Continue reading

Prairie Lights, Grand Prairie

Prairie Lights is a fun, family-friendly drive through Christmas light display with much more for the entire family!  Check out my tips before you go! Prairie Lights has more than 4 million lights… Continue reading

Stockyards Championship Rodeo

The Stockyard’s Championship Rodeo has been performing for 100 years, and they are celebrating! The Stockyards Rodeo is open EVERY Friday and Saturday night of the year, and is the ONLY rodeo in… Continue reading