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

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

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

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

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

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

Texas Most Romantic Get-A-Ways

Over the weekend, we had fun on our facebook page, posting some of the Most Romantic Get-A-Ways in Texas.   Facebook followers named their favorites from around the Lone Star State.  Whether you… Continue reading