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Hyatt Regency Houston

From it’s beautiful views, great rooms and unmatched service, you can’t help but love staying at the Hyatt Regency in Downtown Houston!  My daughter and I spent a girl’s weekend in Downtown Houston,… Continue reading

Hard Rock Cafe at Bayou Place, Houston

Our daughter loves Hard Rock Cafe, and we always visit one when in a new city, if just to get her another shirt!  The Houston Hard Rock Cafe is located in Downtown Houston,… Continue reading

Downtown Aquarium, Houston

Lionfish, tigers and bar-icudas, oh my!  The Downtown Aquarium in Houston is a huge entertainment complex sitting right off I-45, and recognizable by the ferris wheel that overlooks the freeway!  In addition to… Continue reading

Ranchman’s Cafe, The Ponder Steakhouse

The Ranchman’s Cafe, one of our favorites and a must place to stop if we are in the area! Since 1948 they have served steaks, huge baked potatoes and delicious pie in a… Continue reading

Choctaw Casino and Resort, Durant, Oklahoma

Choctaw Casino and Resort rises above the Oklahoma landscape as you cross the Red River just an hour North of Dallas, with flashing lights to guide you.  We literally turned off our GPS,… Continue reading

Epic Waters Indoor Waterpark, Grand Prairie

Yes, it’s January in Texas, and we’re running around outside in swim suits!  Epic Waters Indoor Waterpark is such a fun way to play, all year long! Thanks to Epic Waters for inviting… Continue reading

South Padre Island Birding and Nature Center, South Padre Island

South Texas is part of a huge migration route for birds, and while there are many, many places in the region dedicated to seeing birds, one of our favorites is the South Padre… Continue reading

Port Isabel Lighthouse SHS, Port Isabel

The only lighthouse in Texas that is open to the public, we love visiting the Port Isabel Lighthouse, which once illuminated the South Gulf Coast as a beacon to ships!  While the town… Continue reading

A Day Trip to Nuevo Progreso, Mexico from South Padre Island

During our Christmas break in South Padre Island, my father in law, who had traveled with us, wanted to visit a dentist in the border town of Nuevo Progreso that he had been… Continue reading

ICE! Lone Star Christmas at Gaylord Texan, Grapevine

If you’re trying to fit in all your Christmas activities this week, here’s one of our favorites, a visit to ICE! at the Gaylord Texan in Grapevine!  The amazing hotel, located in the… Continue reading

Vitruvian Lights, Addison

One of the prettiest light displays in North Texas, Vitruvian Lights in Addison occupies the trails of Vitruvian Park, and the lights reflect off the lake for some breathtaking views!  People fill the… Continue reading

10 of the Best Family Friendly Restaurants in Arlington

It’s hard to find a good restaurant that appeals to the entire family, with good food choices, a casual atmosphere and speedy enough service to keep the kids from getting bored, but we’ve… Continue reading

Gift of Lights at Texas Motor Speedway, Fort Worth

Texas Motor Speedway in North Fort Worth is known for it’s loud roar of engines as race cars fly around the track, race fans cheering with every lap!  But during the holidays, it’s… Continue reading

11 Family Fun Things to do in Burleson

If you’re looking for a fun little family getaway, check out all the town of Burleson has to offer! Burleson sits just off I-35, South of Fort Worth, and was once a stop… Continue reading

10 Tips for a Terrific Ski Vacation in Red River, New Mexico

Are you ready to take the kids out to ski?  New Mexico is the closest place to go in Texas, and has some incredible ski areas.  I grew up skiing in Red River,… Continue reading