It’s the Holiday Season. Stick with your strengths!

Normally, this is a travel blog but since it’s the holiday season, I thought I’d offer some sage advice to you, whether you are traveling to see family and friends or they are traveling to see you. Consider it a little life lesson and my gift to you this year. My Holiday Story At the…

Visiting Houston? Not A Problem!

My First Steps in Texas On August 12, 1964, I became one of the newest residence of the great city of Houston, Texas, which that year boasted a population of about a million people. More than 58 years later, another 1.3 million have moved to the most populous city in Texas and 4th largest city…

If Life’s A Beach, Texas Has You Covered!

As I relax in the Official World Headquarters of How Big Is Texas in San Angelo, I’m starting to feel the coolness of fall in the air. Here’s hoping the dropping temperatures will finally bring some much needed rain to the area. We could sure use it. I’m also thinking of the many trips I…

My Life over the Years in Texas, My Home!

If you’ve been following me on this blog since I started it in June of 2020 when I decided to drive the perimeter of Texas, you already know I am a proud Native Texan and love this state. Like all things, it has its imperfections. From politics to sports, talking Texas has caused people to…

My Birthday Weekend of Trials & Tribulations in Texas

On August 12, I celebrated my 58th year on this planet. It all started in the largest city in Texas, in Houston, where I was born. To celebrate my day, my husband and I decided to take a full week off and head to northeast Texas to spend time on some land we bought in…

Weekend at Buc-ee’s!!!

A few months ago, I came up with the idea of traveling around Texas and visiting all 34 of the Buc-ee’s stores in the Lone Star State. For those of you not familiar with Buc-ee’s, they are far more than a convenience store with fuel and snacks. Most are massive with at least 50 fuel…

We’ll Always Have Paris…Texas, That Is!

My husband, Dan, and I recently celebrated our 23rd anniversary. On the actual date, we were traveling back from a wedding of a family member. Knowing that would be the case ahead of time, we decided to celebrate our day together a week early. In looking at wedding gift ideas for our 23rd year, I…

Introducing the How Big Is Texas Podcast

It’s been in my head for a while and it was time to make it happen. Check out my How Big Is Texas podcast. I’ll share my Texas stories and interview others who can tell you about the many things to see and do in the Lone Star State. I hope you’ll follow along. Click…

How Texan Are You?

This morning, I was reminded of a list I came across a few years back, while perusing down the rabbit hole that is Facebook, entitled “How Texan Are You?” It was a list of 100 statements and yes/no questions for you to check based on what you’ve experienced in Texas. Since I was born and…

Spring into 12 of My Favorite Texas Gardens

As Spring begins, gardens across the Lone Star State are starting to come alive with color and activity. Interstates, highways, back roads, and fields reveal colors seen only in spring. The wildflowers all Texans know and love, bluebonnets, give a shout-out to Lady Bird Johnson, former first lady and person responsible for the Highway Beautification…