Exploring the Texas Independence Trail Region – Day 4

The final leg of our Texas Independence Trail Region tour started at the Fannin Battleground State Historic Site on the 185th anniversary of the Battle of Coleto Creek and the surrender of Col. James Fannin and his troops to Mexican commanders. A few days after the surrender, rather than making them prisoners of war, General…

Exploring the Texas Independence Trail Region – Day 3

On day 3 of our Texas Independence Trail Region tour, we left La Porte and took the long way around to Bolivar Peninsula so we could ride the Galveston-Port Bolivar Ferry. Debbie had never ridden on a ferry so I thought we should give it a go. And, I mean, free ferry ride, who am…

Exploring the Texas Independence Trail Region – Day 2

We started day 2 of our Texas Independence Trail Region tour, loading up on delicious kolaches at the Original Kountry Bakery in Schulenburg, part of the Texas Kolache Trail. If you’re wondering what a kolache is, check out this post from Feeling Foodish. While the quaint little town of Round Top is indeed something to…

Exploring the Texas Independence Trail Region – Day 1

Last summer, I had the crazy idea to drive the perimeter of the entire state of Texas over eight nights and nine days. Click here to read about the trip starting from the beginning. Last fall after many months of going nowhere, I made the decision to explore the 10 Texas Historical Commission’s Heritage Trail…

The Shape of Texas – Literally

January was a long month for my husband and me. We both dealt with a few weeks of having Covid so, needless to say, I wasn’t blogging much. During that time, I did get to think about things and, as always, my beloved Lone Star State filled my head, particularly the shape of it. Let’s…

Setting Goals as Big as Texas for 2021

I don’t know about you but for decades I have made resolutions at the beginning of a new year. I always have good intentions of following through with them. Invariably, those resolutions go by the wayside. As I sit in my home in San Angelo, I’ve given some thought to where I would like to…

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…