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,…

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…

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…

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….

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…