How Big is Texas Ball Drop – Goodbye 2020! Hello 2021!

What a year 2020 brought us. While we know January 1, 2021, will not make everything brought on during this year disappear, we thought we’d do a little something from our home to kick out 2020 and kick off 2021. So I share with you, my readers, the misadventures of our own personal How Big…

My Texas Culinary Holiday Gift Guide

A couple of weeks ago, I shared a gift guide of Texas items for the holidays. I didn’t include culinary options so I thought I’d do a part two gift guide, but this time only focusing on the great eats of Texas. I encourage you to Eat in the Heart of Texas and share your…

My Favorite Texas Gift Ideas from How Big Is Texas

While a generic gift card with some cash thrown on it may be the easiest way to shop for the holidays and, believe me, I’ve done it. I do think a well-thought-out present can really leave a lasting impression for years. Since I’m familiar with a whole lot of this great state, I thought I’d…

Traveling the Texas Forts Trail Region

If you’ve been following along with my blog, you’ll know I initially started it when I went with my friends Debra and Morgan on a perimeter tour of the great state of Texas, which was featured on Texas County Reporter. A few weeks later, my husband, two dogs, and I took a trip around Brewster…

Our Virtual Weekend around the Texas Lakes Trail Region

I LOVE to travel. I could go somewhere weekly, even if it’s just for a drive on a great Texas road for no particular reason. My husband and I have done that pretty often throughout our marriage. Camera in hand, I snap photos as we take in the wonderful scenery across the state. In fact,…

A Virtual Weekend Vacation – The Introduction

While I REALLY love to travel and could probably do it almost every day, my real job and my budget don’t always make that an option. I sell San Angelo as a destination for visitors in my real job, so travel is in my blood. The past seven months have been a tough time for…

How Big is Texas? – Texas Country Reporter

For those of you who have been following me since I started this blog in June, you’ll remember my perimeter tour around the state of Texas with my friends, Morgan and Debra. Before I left to pick up my passengers in Gainesville where we began the quest, I was interviewed by the great people of…

Hummingbird Beauty with a West Texas Sunrise

Sometimes a blog post needs to be short. Today is one of those days. Our hummingbird feeder in our backyard in San Angelo has been incredibly busy this weekend. I took my cell phone out and stood under one of our mesquite trees that holds a few of our feeders and captured this slow-motion video…

My Favorite RV Parks in Texas

In April 2015, I left my job in Austin to take time off. My husband and I sold just about everything we owned, except for sentimental items that we stored in a 7 1/2′ x 15′ storage unit, grabbed our two dogs, loaded our fifth wheel, and traveled the southwest for a year. I shot…

Best of Sunrises and Sunsets in Texas

As an amateur photographer, I understand the phrase “a picture is worth a thousand words,” especially when it comes to sunrises and sunsets. I’m blessed to have experienced many over my years in the Lone Star State. While lots of folks I know like to sleep in, many of my photos show reasons why I…