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

Caddo Lake National Wildlife Refuge, Karnack

We visited Caddo Lake National Wildlife Refuge during a recent paddling trip.  Please click HERE to read about our Clear Lake Paddling Trail adventure! The Caddo Lake National Wildlife Refuge serves as an… Continue reading

Clear Lake Paddling Trail, Big Cypress Bayou, Karnack

Each October, the Dallas Down River Paddling Club host a wonderful, family friendly event on Caddo Lake called Caddoween!   Our first Caddoween was in 2006, almost a year after getting our “family”… Continue reading

Take An Incredible Tour of this Replica of the Munster Mansion in Waxahachie

Did you know the Munster’s lived in Texas?  Yes, the Munsters from the 1960’s television show! Okay, Herman, Lilly and family don’t actually live here, but in Waxahachie there is a detailed replica… Continue reading

2019 National Fossil Day Events in Texas

October is National Fossil Month, and here’s a list of some of the events going on around the state to celebrate National Fossil Day!    1.Dinosaur Valley State Park in Glen Rose will… Continue reading


It is nothing to die.  It is frightful not to live. ~ Victor Hugo  During the summer, our family was attacked with a love of all things French.  The kids and I learned… Continue reading

Blanco State Park

We spent the night at Blanco State Park during our “No Destination” Road Trip this summer.  It was just getting dark as we pulled into the city of Blanco, after a full day… Continue reading

Eco-Fest in Arlington

The first day of Fall welcomed cooler temperatures and the kick-off weekend of a season full of festivals!  We celebrated the season opener at Eco-Fest in Arlington, one of our annual favorites! The… Continue reading

Cowtown Wake Park, Fort Worth

Cowtown Wake Park is closed due to flooding.  It is planned to reopen as Republic Wakepark DFW, when it’s not flooding.  Stay Tuned. Come back. For my daughter’s 12th birthday, we headed out… Continue reading

Hamilton Pool, Dripping Springs

On the second day of our “No Destination” Road Trip, we left amazing Krause Springs after an incredible morning rain shower.  It gently fell from the sky in silver streaks, and we all… Continue reading