Visiting Texas

The stars at night are not the only things in Texas that are big and bright. As the second-largest state, Texas has a strong sense of identity—a mix of the Southwest, Deep South, and Mexico. Famous for longhorns, cowboys, oil, and a love of football, Texas may once have been an independent republic, but it is now undoubtedly an American one. Don’t pass up a visit to the Dallas-Fort Worth area for family-friendly hotspots like the Dallas World Aquarium, and historic museums like the Sixth Floor Museum at Dealy Plaza. BE sure to check out some of the big state’s biggest natural wonders as well, from the “Grand Canyon of Texas”, the Palo Duro Canyon, to the massive Enchanted Rock State Park. Historic San Jose doesn’t disappoint either, with centuries-old missions lining the river, and the unforgettable Alamo drawing millions of tourists a year.

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The stars at night are not the only things in Texas that are big and bright. As the second-largest state, Texas has a strong sense of identity—a mix of the Southwest, Deep South, and Mexico. Famous for longhorns, cowboys, oil, and a love of football, Texas may once have been an independent republic, but it is now undoubtedly an American one. Don’t pass up a visit to the Dallas-Fort Worth area for family-friendly hotspots like the Dallas World Aquarium, and historic museums like the Sixth Floor Museum at Dealy Plaza. BE sure to check out some of the big state’s biggest natural wonders as well, from the “Grand Canyon of Texas”, the Palo Duro Canyon, to the massive Enchanted Rock State Park. Historic San Jose doesn’t disappoint either, with centuries-old missions lining the river, and the unforgettable Alamo drawing millions of tourists a year.

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Day 6: I Can Taste Florida From Here!

Written by Wildcat Dianne on 21 Jun, 2008

After 5 days on the road and about 2,200 miles of numb butts, traffic jams, and other adventures and misadventures, Mom and I were glad to get into the car at Baton Rouge and start our last day on the road. In about 4…Read More


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A Short, but Sweet, Meeting with an Old Friend

Written by Wildcat Dianne on 21 Jun, 2008

As mentioned in a previous entry, Day 5 was going to be a special day in which Mom, Loki, and I were to meet my friend Ken in Marshall, Texas, a small town about 160 miles east of Dallas/Fort Worth. I last saw Ken…Read More


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Day 5: Duncanville, Texas to Baton Rouge, LA

Written by Wildcat Dianne on 21 Jun, 2008

After gassing up at the gas station in Duncanville, Mom and I were on our way via I-20 East to our penultimate night's stop in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Before leaving Idaho, my co-worker David gave me an interesting bit of history on Louisiana's capital…Read More


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Port Aransas/Aransas Pass

Written by melissabowman on 28 May, 2007

Port Aransas was probably the highlight of our trip. Like I have already mentioned before Mustang Island and Padre Island were pretty lifeless, but Port Aransas had more of what we are looking for. We spent most of the day in car driving around but…Read More


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Fickle Pickles

Written by jen480 on 22 May, 2007

My favorite time to visit Gruene is during Market Days, a monthly event that showcases arts and crafts by more than 100 artisans from around Texas. I find that it’s the perfect time to pick up western-style souvenirs for my non-Texas relatives. However, this past…Read More


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Where in the World is Ima Hogg Buried

Written by zabelle on 14 Mar, 2007

When we found out that Ima Hogg was buried in Austin we made it one of our priorities to visit her grave. On Friday we headed to the Texas State Cemetery which was beautiful and had a great map to help us find all the…Read More


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LBJ Presidential Library and Museum

Written by zabelle on 14 Mar, 2007

This is a fabulous Library that is amazingly hard to find. There is a sign that tells you which exit to get off the freeway and then nothing. We drove by it the first time. I am so glad we found it because it ended…Read More


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Shopping on South Congress

Written by zabelle on 14 Mar, 2007

After our wonderful dinner at the South Congress Café we headed back toward the Austin Motel on Congress. We came upon Uncommon Goods 1512 South Congress St which is open daily until 7pm but on Thursday they stay open until 9pm. We can never resist…Read More


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Texas State Cemetery

Written by zabelle on 14 Mar, 2007

This is a unique cemetery. When State Senator Edward Burleson died in December of 1851,Andrew Jackson Hamilton donated the 21 acres that comprise the cemetery to the state of Texas so that Burleson could be buried here. It became the Texas State Cemetery in 1854.…Read More


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Ice Bound in Texas—The Adventure Begins

Written by zabelle on 21 Feb, 2007

Actually our adventure began happily enough. We had weather in the 70s our first days in Texas. We saw Houston through a sunny glow and somehow we were living in a delusional state not having any idea what was coming. This was January 8, 9,…Read More


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