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 Annual National Championship Pow-Wow at Traders Village in Grand Prairie is September 15 – 17th, 2017. 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