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

Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Gardens, Dallas

The Dallas Arboretum is a special and magical place, filled with gardens of flowers and flora!  With each changing season, it brings its guest a completely different place to visit! Know Before You… Continue reading

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

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 2020 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

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