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Luling: Texas Black Gold

Luling: Texas Black Gold

March 18, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Barbecue sauce isn’t the only valuable liquid flowing in Luling. The town is dotted with oil pumps that still move the Texas black gold from the ground. Once known as “the toughest town in Texas”, Luling was established in 1874 as the far western stop of the Sunset Branch of the Southern Pacific Railroad. The […]

The Truth Is Here: A Great Place to Crash as UFO Festival Invades Roswell

The Truth Is Here: A Great Place to Crash as UFO Festival Invades Roswell

July 2, 2013 by · 1 Comment 

“…In early July 1947, a mysterious object crashed on a ranch 30 miles north of Roswell” As the story goes, sixty-six years ago, a rancher named W.W. Mack Brazel checked his sheep after a thunderstorm and found debris made of a strange metal scattered in many directions. He noticed a shallow trench several hundred feet […]

Star Wars Identities – a traveling exhibition worth discovering

Star Wars Identities – a traveling exhibition worth discovering

June 10, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Last week, it was our 15th wedding anniversary.  Unbeknown to me, my husband had decided to take a day off.   What should we do during the day?   There was one thing I hoped to be able to go see before the exhibition leave town – The Star Wars Identities exhibition at the Canada Aviation and […]

Canadian Museum of Nature

Canadian Museum of Nature

August 6, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Back on July 1st, we decided to take advantage of the fact that museums in our former hometown were open for free.   To celebrate Canada Day we decided to visit the Canadian Museum of Nature which has been revamped in recent years. I hadn’t set foot in that museum for over 15 years – not […]

Exploration 101 at the Boston Museum of Science

March 20, 2012 by · 2 Comments 

A couple of years ago, we were once again in the area of Boston and wanted to explore the museums out there. The first one we went to visit was the Boston Museum of Science  which we were able to access for almost free because of our membership at our local Science museum.   I say […]

Discover San Antonio’s Mission Trail

Discover San Antonio’s Mission Trail

March 18, 2012 by · 1 Comment 

The chain of five missions that were established along the San Antonio River during the 18th century stands as a reminder of Spain’s most successful attempt to extend its New World influence and control. Representing both church and state, these missions were charged with converting the local Native Americans, collectively called Coahuiltecans, into devout Catholics […]

Crooked Water: Tuzigoot National Monument

Crooked Water: Tuzigoot National Monument

February 7, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

For thousands of years, Verde Valley has been a human melting pot. Hunters and gatherers came first, searching for wild game and grasses. Traders followed, digging salt and minerals, and then settlers farming the fertile bottomlands. Perched atop a ridge high above the Verde River two miles east of Clarkdale is Tuzigoot National Monument, one […]

UFO Capital: Roswell, NM

UFO Capital: Roswell, NM

November 20, 2011 by · 4 Comments 

Sixty-three years ago, a rancher named W.W. Mack Brazel checked his sheep after a thunderstorm and found debris made of a strange metal scattered in many directions. He noticed a shallow trench cut into the desert floor. As the story goes, Mac Brazel drove his rusty pickup down to the county seat of Roswell to […]

Exploring Syracuse

Exploring Syracuse

June 16, 2011 by · 1 Comment 

Destination Syracuse, NY Last weekend, we went down to the US for a little shopping trip. Some items that my husband wanted for the RV were on sale at Camping World. So we brought the RV with us and decided to make a little vacation out of it. Besides, when you go shopping it is […]

Remember the Alamo

Remember the Alamo

April 17, 2011 by · 4 Comments 

Texas is big, beautiful, and diverse. So much has been said about Texas—its sunny seacoast to mile-high mountains, dense forests to cactus-studded desert, great cities to small villages and towns, rich and diverse history, and the hallowed Shrine that represents her birthplace. The Alamo is sacred to every Texan, and the state’s number one tourist […]