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…

How Big is Texas Ball Drop – Goodbye 2020! Hello 2021!

What a year 2020 brought us. While we know January 1, 2021, will not make everything brought on during this year disappear, we thought we’d do a little something from our home to kick out 2020 and kick off 2021. So I share with you, my readers, the misadventures of our own personal How Big…

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…

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…

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…