Christmas Capital of Texas

I realize that it has been several weeks since I last posted on here. Things have been a little crazy lately, but I’m finally getting back to blogging. I hope that you are all enjoying the Christmas season. There are several things to do and see here in the DFW metroplex during this time of […]

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Dickens of a Christmas

This past Saturday we met my parents over in McKinney so that we could attend the Dickens of a Christmas Festival. It is an annual event featuring live music, vendors, and children’s activities. I have wanted to attend this event ever since we first moved to the Dallas area, but we […]

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Lubbock, Texas

On our trip out to the Texas Panhandle we spent a couple of days checking out Lubbock. This city is home to Texas Tech University, as well as being the birthplace of music legend Buddy Holly. We chose to stay at the Embassy Suites Hotel which had comfortable and clean rooms. (must confess I am a little on the picky side when it comes to hotels) A complimentary Cooked-to-Order breakfast […]

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Judge Roy Bean Visitor Center

During a trip out to West Texas we came upon the Judge Roy Bean Visitors Center in Langtry , Texas.

Judge Roy Bean was the man deemed “the law west of the Pecos”. He was a true legend in his own time ruling west Texas with his own kind of justice.

The Judge […]

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The Historic Terlingua Ghost Town

During our trip to Big Bend National Park, we made a stop in Terlingua. This historic ghost town, whose name means “three languages” in Spanish, became a booming mining town after the discovery of Mercury. Once the boom ended, the town basically dried up. While all of the wooden structures are […]

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Alamo Village

Alamo Village was one of my favorite places that we visited on one of our roadtrips through Texas. It was originally built as a movie set for John Wayne’s “The Alamo”. The set was built on the 500 acre Shahan Ranch near Brackettville, Texas.

“Happy” Shahan convinced John Wayne to build the movie […]

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Bishop Arts District

This summer, my parents came up for a weekend visit. My mom had read a magazine article about the Bishop Arts District over in the North Oak Cliff area of Dallas and wanted to check it out.

This is a previously run-down area that has, and is still undergoing a big revitalization.

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Big Bend National Park

Back in 2005, we made a trip out to northern California. Visiting Yosemite National Park was the highlight of our trip. The natural beauty of this park is unbelievable. If you have ever been there, then you know what I mean. If you haven’t been there, then put it on your bucket list.

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A Sunny Afternoon in Carthage

This past summer, I decided to accompany my husband on a business trip to Carthage, Texas. He had to meet with one of his clients and I didn’t have any thing better to do. Carthage is a small town in the Piney Woods of east Texas. This place is home to the Texas Country Music […]

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Cadillac Ranch

During a trip out to Amarillo we decided to check out Cadillac Ranch. I know some of you may wonder why any one would want to go check out a bunch of old, rusty cars in the middle of a field. I don’t really know why. It is just one of those things that you […]

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