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…

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….

Day 5 – Eagle Pass to Lajitas – Views for Days (394 miles)

Leaving Eagle Pass, we took a drove by Amistad National Recreation Area. Didn’t get a great photo this go around so I grabbed one from my library of photos and thought I’d share the beauty of the area. Another stop along the way was the overlook by the Pecos River High Bridge, along the Texas…