Girl Scout Canoe Training

While my older kids were busy at their 4-H Campout, I left the house early on a cloudy and chilly Sunday morning, and headed to Holiday Park on Benbrook Lake to take my… Continue reading

4-H Camping and Flashlight Target Practice

After about a year of pleading, my oldest son and daughter received their first bows, and are participating in a 4-H archery shooting sport club.  They are really enjoying going to practices, and… Continue reading

Hugh Smith Friday Family Swim, Arlington

We visited Hugh Smith Indoor Pool for their Friday Family Night Open Swim, which is every Friday night from 6-8pm, and just $2.50 per person.  We had a terrific time! My five year… Continue reading

Fort Worth Nature Center Preschool Discovery Class – the Prairie

My five year old loves the Preschool Discovery Class at the Fort Worth Nature Center, and looks forward to going each month.   Which thrills me, but also makes me a little sad,… Continue reading

Loyd Park, Grand Prairie

One of the two Grand Prairie Park Lakes, Loyd Park is located on the shores of Joe Pool Lake, and offers guest a variety of outdoor adventures on their 791 acres!   Check… Continue reading

Fairfield Lake State Park

Fairfield Lake State Park offers beautiful, big shady hardwood trees, scenic campsites, a great fishing lake and abundant wildlife.  We had an amazing visit, and are already planning many more return trips. On… Continue reading

Cooper Farms Peaches, Fairfield

Fairfield is a little town of about 14,000, located on I-45 just south of Corsicana.  The county seat of Freestone County, it has a cute little courthouse square filled with eclectic antique shops… Continue reading

April Giveaway – The Prophets of Smoked Meat by Daniel Vaughn

I’m so thrilled about our April Give-a-Way, a copy of the soon to be released, The Prophets of Smoked Meat, a Journey through Texas Barbecue by Daniel Vaughn! The book, which promises to… Continue reading

The Safari Express at the Dallas Zoo

The Dallas Zoo has a new attraction for it’s younger guest, the Safari Express! My five year couldn’t wait to go ride it!  Like most little children, he loves trains!  I was surprised… Continue reading

Fish Creek Linear Park Trail, Arlington

One of the nicest ways to enjoy the Morning is bike rides with the family.  We love exploring new places to ride!   The Fish Creek Linear Park trail in Arlington stretches from Cravens… Continue reading

Chisholm Trail Outdoor Museum, Cleburne

Located on Hwy 67, just West of Cleburne and along the shores of Lake Pat Cleburne, sits the Chisholm Trail Museum.  Cowboy silhouettes line the highway, beckoning you to an adventure that will… Continue reading

Our First 4-H Archery Competition

This is the story of how I became the mother of Katniss Everdeen. Last year, for Spring Break, my kids and I started reading The Hunger Games.  We absolutely loved the books, and… Continue reading

Mockingbird Nature Park, Midlothian

It’s amazing the things you can find when surfing the internet.  That’s how I happened upon this wonderful trail in Midlothian, at the Mockingbird Nature Park.  It’s a short trip from home so… Continue reading

Pond Boss

When I think about the title of this blog, Having Fun in the Texas Sun, lots of images come to mind, and most of them have something to do with water.  Because I… Continue reading

Texas Amphibian Watch Class at John Bunker Sands Wetlands, Seagoville

My thirteen year old son and I attended a Texas Nature Tracker Amphibian Watch class at the John Bunker Sands Wetland Center.  These “citizen scientist” classes are a great way to learn about the… Continue reading