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Galveston Island State Park

Galveston Island State Park, located on the west side of the island, is only about a 10 minute drive from the busy Seawall tourist attractions, but it’s quiet, natural setting seems worlds away!… Continue reading

The Spot, Galveston

One of the funnest beach themed restaurants on Galveston Island is The Spot! Built with a thatched roof and lots of open air seating, (and inside seating with air conditioning), our family has… Continue reading

Galveston Island Ferry

Some of the best things to do when visiting Galveston Island are FREE! The Galveston Island Ferry is one example.   We love to ride the ferry over to Bolivar Peninsula and Crystal… Continue reading

Woody’s Smokehouse, Centerville

My daughter and I had our own little “Girl-cation”, which was great quality time for us, and an opportunity to work on keeping open those ever closing lines of communications as she soon… Continue reading

4th of July T-shirts

The fourth of July is just a few days away, and we can’t wait!   One of the biggest attractions for us every year is the annual Light Up Arlington Fireworks Event on… Continue reading

Allen Bolden Pool, Arlington

One of my kid’s favorite summer places to keep cool is Allen Bolden Pool in Arlington.  With two diving boards, and lots of deep water for swimming, it’s a great alternative to play… Continue reading

Hatching Baby Chicks

One of the most amazing experiences of our summer so far has been the baby chicks we hatched!  There is nothing like watching new life being born, and my kids were amazed! We… Continue reading

Dallas Farmer’s Market

The Dallas Farmer’s Market is one of our favorite places to take out-of-town guest!  The Market offers so much, from the expected produce sellers, to plants of every type and even amazing food… Continue reading

National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame, Fort Worth

We had a MARATHON of a day in Fort Worth’s cultural district, visiting the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History, then walking next door to the National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame,… Continue reading

Schlitterbahn West (the Original), New Braunfels

The Texas heat is hard, but thankfully we have lots of cold water to take some of the sizzle out of summer!  Schlitterbahn in New Braunfels is one of the best places to… Continue reading

Noble Planetarium and CSI Exhibit at Fort Worth Museum of Science and History

Stars and planets and murder, oh my!  We visited the Fort Worth Museum of Science and Nature for a movie in the Noble Planetarium, and to see their new exhibit, CSI The Adventure.… Continue reading

Dinosaur Valley State Park, Glen Rose

Where do you go when you have a son who has dreamed of being a paleontologist since he was just a little boy?  Dinosaur Valley State Park, of course! After years of visiting… Continue reading

Bussey’s Stone Hut Fossils, Glen Rose

Glen Rose has lots of activities!  Check out Dinosaur Valley State Park, Dinosaur World, Fossil Rim Wildlife Center and tubing or canoeing the Brazos River! One neat place to visit just outside of… Continue reading

Red Kane Park, Arlington

Each summer, we visit Red Kane Park in Arlington.  It’s a great park, with lots of mature trees so we can stay a little cooler in the shade. The park has a basket… Continue reading

CR Smith Museum, Fort Worth

The CR Smith Museum is often overlooked for the larger science museums in Dallas and Fort Worth, but if you have a child that loves planes, it’s the perfect place to visit!  Smaller… Continue reading