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…

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….

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…

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…

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…

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 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…