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…

My Top 5 Most Interesting Small Texas Towns

Having visited a huge number of cities and towns across Texas in my lifetime, some of the smaller communities really stand out in my travels. Here are my picks for Top 5 Most Interesting Small Texas Towns. I think you’ll like them, too. Terlingua – Population 82 – (Big Bend Region) Few places I’ve visited…

11 Places to See Flowers in Texas

While I’m not one to want fresh cut flowers sent to me as a gift, I do love to experience their beauty in nature. In thinking of all the wonderful places to view flowers in the Lone Star State, and there are many, I thought I’d share some of my very favorite spots. Number 11…

Why Texas is My Passion

Starting this blog about a month ago, I did so based on an idea that I wanted to see Texas in a different way than I’ve ever seen it as a Native. The blog’s name comes from the obvious. Texas IS a BIG state! In order for you to better understand my passion for Texas,…

In Closing – Final Thoughts on This Trip

This specific quest completed, we’re sharing some thoughts from our trip, all 3,331 miles of it. I asked the ladies to state their thoughts in their own words so here we go. Favorite Food Stops While we didn’t eat every second of every day, food pictures seemed to get the most comments from our friends….