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iFly Indoor Skydiving, Hurst and other locations

My oldest is about to turn 18, in just days.  He wants to celebrate by going skydiving, and while I assure him I’ll be happy to watch, but this is one jump I… Continue reading

10 Reasons Why Your Next Beach Vacation Should be to South Padre Island

South Padre Island isn’t just a place to visit for Spring Break when you’re in college, it’s an incredible vacation destination for families all year long!  We spent the New Years Weekend exploring… Continue reading

10 Best Scouting Overnights in Texas

Scouting offers so many amazing opportunities for kids and their families, but one of the often overlooked ones is Scout Overnights!  Many of the favorite fun destinations in Texas also offer educational overnights… Continue reading

The Best 5K Races in Texas for families

We made a “family” New Year’s Resolution for 2017, and agreed to do a 5K each month.  My kids already loved races, so it wasn’t a hard thing to dedicate one weekend a… Continue reading

Enchant Christmas, Arlington

Enchant Christmas is the new Christmas Light Attraction in Arlington, which just opened on Friday, November 24th at the Globe Life Ballpark, where the Texas Rangers play!  The “largest light maze” in the… Continue reading

15 Uniquely Texas Things to do this November

After you put away the pumpkins but before you bring out the stockings, there’s a ton of fun things to do across the state in the mixed up month of November!  Don’t let… Continue reading

Y. O. Ranch Headquarters, Mountain Home

I never expected to get a kiss from a giraffe in the Texas Hill Country, but that was just one of the incredible surprises in store for us during our amazing, non-stop weekend… Continue reading

Money Saving Tips for Great Wolf Lodge, Grapevine

How many visits to Great Wolf Lodge does it take to be considered a pro?  Like the wise owl who crunches the Tootsie Pop, the World May Never Know, but I’m pretty sure… Continue reading

The Night Watchman Ghost Tour, Grapevine

While I’ll always love summer the most, one of the things I look forward to each fall is the fun little tickle you get on the back of your neck with a good… Continue reading

Star of the Republic Museum, Washington

Once Texas earned it’s independence from Mexico in 1836, it was it’s own country until 1846 when it joined the United States as the 28th state.  The Star of the Republic Museum is… Continue reading

Washington on the Brazos State Historical Site, Washington

Washington on the Brazos State Historical Site is one of our most visited locations, and we love it!  We often visit over spring break, and it’s always the first place we spot bluebonnets… Continue reading

Elmer W. Oliver Nature Park, Mansfield

Mansfield opened the Elmer W. Oliver Nature Park in January, 2014, and it’s become one of our favorite places to go for mid-week fun and exploration!  Of course, it’s just right down the… Continue reading

Mineral Wells Fossil Park

Once upon a time, a giant pinata was filled with fossils, and hung over Texas.  When the pinata was broken, fossils rained down over what is now the Mineral Wells Fossil Park.  They are… Continue reading