Snakes. Why did it have to be snakes?

Having heard many times about the Sweetwater Jaycees Rattlesnake Roundup in the past, my husband, Dan, REALLY wanted to go this year. Since we’re in San Angelo, it’s an easy hour and a half drive. I have to admit, I was not as enthusiastic as he was, as I’m far from being a snake enthusiast….

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 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 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…

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….

Day 8 – Odessa to Perryton – Fields & Farming (478 miles)

It was whirlwind tour through the Texas Plains Trail Region. This is definitely farm country. Having lived for five years in the panhandle when I was in part of elementary, junior high, and high school, I was prepared for the beauty of the farming communities that are so vital to the U.S. fuel, food, and…

Day 6 – Lajitas to El Paso – Get Busy Livin’ – (276 miles)

After a much-needed night’s slumber at Lajitas Golf Resort, we packed up the car and headed down the River Road to Presidio. To give you an idea of the size of the largest county in Texas of the 254 counties that represent the Lone Star State, Brewster County is made up of 6,192 square miles….