Category Archives: Texas
We spent last night in an empty restaurant parking lot in a small town near Brehan~then drove to Houston, where we went to the Space Center. It was another expensive day-$5 for parking, $23/person, which included an extra fee to rent an ipod for the audio tour-(we probably could have done without the audio). It was [...]
It was Chris’s 33rd birthday and my wonderful uncle was letting us stay at their ranch while they were out of town. So when I awoke at 5AM it was still dark, I lay in bed relishing in my dreamy thoughts, then grabbing a couple blankets to keep cozy, I slipped out to make myself a [...]
The Alamo in San Antonio still stands after all these years, and we walked around looking at the relics-the old guns, the beds, the dust and the stories. The Battle of the Alamo, which is a famous turning point in the Texas Revolution, was a victory for the Republic of Mexico, but the siege, which lasted 13 days [...]
Beneath the crowded streets of downtown San Antonio there is a refreshing retreat, an urban River Walk where pedestrians can walk along more than 17,000 feet of pathways and admire the beautiful oak trees, old stairwells, bridges and calming waters. The idea for the River Walk was that of Robert Hugman in the late 1920s. His design allowed for [...]
We spent one night on the beach and then found a great rate at the Beachside Inn located on 4500 Padre Blvd, South Padre Island, TX 78597. Taking advantage of their current special it was actually cheaper than camping at the KOA would’ve been-and a whole lot nicer! We walked around town for a while, then [...]
After arriving in South Padre, we followed directions to a public beach access, that turned out to be closed, but it’s a narrow island, and it wasn’t too hard to find another beach access. This one was deserted except for us and one other truck. We got out and walked around the dark beach, taking [...]
We just spent our first night parked on a sandy beach, mere feet from the ocean. It was both soothing and kind of scary listening to the powerful waves so nearby. I had a hard time sleeping because I kept wondering how close the waves were getting to the van, but it was too dark [...]
Passing through Corpus Christi today, we decided to stop to take a tour of the USS Lexington ship, which is now a museum-complete with movie theater. We easily could have spent more than 2 hours weaving our way through the many rooms and exhibits, but our parking meter would’ve expired.
My cousin showed us some great places around Austin, TX today to try interesting drinks. We went to the awesome Whole Foods headquarters, which had all kinds of goodies including fresh unpasteurized juices-they are so delicious, I feel like I’ve been missing out all my life! We went to Momoko’s Tea Room located at 705 [...]
We made it to Austin, TX just in time to go to the Trail of Lights with my relatives. It was quite a sight. We all twirled beneath the Christmas tree lights until we were dizzy and then walked by the many decorative displays.
We stopped in Waco Texas and toured the Dr Pepper Museum. It was pretty much what one would expect-lots of old ads, commercials, memorabilia, and info on the changing ownership. In the cafe, we split a cup of piping hot Dr. Pepper.