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…

My Top 10 Quirky and Eccentric Texas Things to See

When you think of things to see in the Lone Star State, many people think of those iconic places like The Alamo in San Antonio, the Texas Capitol in Austin, or Palo Duro Canyon in the Panhandle. As a Native Texan, I love all of those locations but there’s something about the quirky and eccentric…