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

Feeding the Giraffes, Dallas Zoo

Have you ever fed a giraffe? We did one day at the Dallas Zoo one day.  It’s obvious that the Dallas Zoo loves their giraffes, they have pictures of giraffes on their sign.… Continue reading

Arlington YMCA Swim Team

Our favorite part of summer is swimming, but 3 months isn’t enough for us, which is why we originally joined the Arlington YMCA, so we could swim year round!  Now, my children have… Continue reading

Memorial Day Weekend in Granbury

Each Memorial Day weekend, the town of Granbury celebrates with a fun 3-day festival in the historic courthouse square!  Cruisin’ Granbury, as it’s called, has a retro, 50’s theme and you’ll find lots… Continue reading

McPherson Slough, Grapevine Lake

As a Girl Scout troop leader, I would love to take my daughter’s troop out canoeing, and share with them our family’s love of the water and paddling sports!  Before I can do… Continue reading

Klyde Warren Park, Dallas

My two oldest children are going to volunteer this summer at the Dallas Zoo, and are required to have a TB test.  We drove to Dallas early in the morning to get the… Continue reading

Alpine Shooting Range, Fort Worth

I was still feeling pretty awesome after my terrific shooting display during my Mother’s Day Shotgun introduction with my kid’s 4-H leaders, since I didn’t miss a single time I shot.  I only… Continue reading

Fort Worth Museum of Science and History, Fort Worth

The Fort Worth Museum of Science and History offers amazing, interactive exhibits, permanent exhibits, Imax, the Noble Planetarium and some incredible traveling exhibits as well.   Know Before You Go Parking is $8,… Continue reading

Coupon for Zone Action Park in Lewisville

Summer vacation is here, and Zone Action Park in Lewisville is a great destination! Enjoy go carts, mini golf, batting cage, game room and bounce houses!   Zone Action Park 1951 Summit Ave.… Continue reading

Buffalo Boogie 5K, Fort Worth Nature Center

Do buffalo boogie?  Well, probably not, but at the Fort Worth Nature Center, there certainly are a lot of people, and dogs, doing the Buffalo Boogie. My daughter and I, and our labrador, Superdog,… Continue reading

4-H Mother’s Day Event at Ellis County Sportsman’s Club

For Mother’s Day weekend, my children’s archery coach put together a special introduction to archery event just for us moms at Ellis County Sportsman’s Club.   I was so excited to start shooting,… Continue reading

Coyote Drive-In, Fort Worth

I’ll never be able to understand why Drive-In Theaters ever quit being popular, but I’m so glad they are back and in a BIG way!  The Coyote Drive-In in Fort Worth opened in… Continue reading