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Tents and Tales Campout, River Legacy Park Arlington

  The Tents & Tales events, sponsored by the City of Arlington, is just another example of the terrific activities Parks and Recreation Departments can do!  This urban camping experience is held at… Continue reading

The Woodshed Smokehouse on Fort Worth’s Trinity Trails

If the Woodshed Smokehouse were located anywhere else in Fort Worth, it would still be a really good restaurant, but it’s unique location on the Trinity River, adjacent to the Trinity Trails makes… Continue reading

Canoeing the Neches River

I must tell you that my heart definitely lies in the pine thickets of East Texas.  As much as I love all the different regions of Texas, it is in East Texas where… Continue reading

A New “Dip” on Easter Baskets

Happy Easter, everyone! The Easter Bunny substituted our traditional Easter Baskets with these fun, kid’s fishing nets. Each of the kid’s “baskets” were filled with fun, fishy things; Swedish fish, gummy worms, gold… Continue reading

Sonora Park, Kennedale

Today, March 30th, is National Take A Walk In A Park Day, and, as such, it seems the perfect day to tell you about Sonora Park in Kennedale.  We spent a fun and… Continue reading

Nicholas P. Sims Library, Waxahachie

One of the oldest, and most beautiful libraries in Texas is the Nicholas P. Sims Library in Waxahachie.  It was built in 1904 and opened to the public in 1905. Built in Renaissance… Continue reading

Tearful Dedication of the Cody Rocamontes Skatepark, Arlington

On March 12th, we attended the Cody Rocamontes Skatepark Dedication and Grand Opening at Randol Mill Park in Arlington.  It’s a FREE skatepark, open to the public.  The first in the city, it… Continue reading

Lake Whitney State Park

I’ve been a little obsessed with Lake Whitney lately. That’s because the 4th largest lake in Texas, located on the Brazos River, offers so much fun!   We spent one weekend at Lake… Continue reading

Best of Texas St. Patrick Day Celebrations!

Like everything, Texas celebrates St. Patrick’s Day is a BIG way!  From parades, carnivals, pageants, Gaelic music and a Green River, here are some of the best celebrations going on across the state!… Continue reading

Brookhaven College Earth Science Fair, Farmer’s Branch

Brookhaven College in Farmer’s Branch held an Earth Science Fair, and we were excited to get to attend! Our first stop was the inflatable planetarium!  Have you ever been inside one of these?… Continue reading

Girls in Engineering Day at the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History

Each year, during National Engineers Week, usually the 3rd week in February,  we visit the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History for their annual Girl Scout Girls in Engineering Day event! Special events… Continue reading

Fort Worth Nature Center Preschool Discovery Class

Have you ever seen or beaver dam, or can you identify a tree chewed down by a beaver, or a beaver slide?   The 3, 4 and 5 year olds at the Preschool… Continue reading

Ranch House Barbecue, Glen Rose

Word is that the Ranch House is permanently closed.  I’ll leave the post here while I grieve for all the chicken fried steaks I never got to eat. When I do a post… Continue reading

Hiking to Gorman Falls, Bend

Hiking to Gorman Falls Gorman Falls is a spectacular waterfall located next to the Colorado River in Colorado Bend State Park in the Texas Hill Country.   The water comes from Gorman Springs,… Continue reading

11 BIG Ways to Celebrate Texas Independence Day

Here’s a list of places, events and things to do to celebrate Texas Independence Day! 1.  The Alamo, San Antonio Explore The Alamo and the Battle of the Alamo Commemoration with a Texas… Continue reading