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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 […]

Tex-Mex

Tex-Mex

March 17, 2011 by · 1 Comment 

Tex-Mex is the product of both Spanish and Mexican recipes coming together with American foods. Tex-Mex is the name given to food that is heavily influenced by Mexico and the cooking of Mexican-Americans, and blends available foods in the United States with traditional Mexican food. Tex-Mex has its roots in Texas—hence, the name. The phrase […]

Kloesel’s Steak House & Bar: Moulton, TX

Kloesel’s Steak House & Bar: Moulton, TX

February 21, 2011 by · 2 Comments 

Blink and you’ll miss Moulton—but that would be a mistake. On a recommendation we received while in Luling we made a lunch stop at this sidetrack town 10 miles north of Shiner on Texas 95. Incidentally we were on our way to tour the “little brewery in Shiner”. Turn west off Texas 95 onto Moore […]

Barbecue Central: Luling, TX

Barbecue Central: Luling, TX

February 11, 2011 by · 2 Comments 

One of the great joys of RVing is visiting new places and making interesting discoveries. Another is just the opposite—revisiting those places that demand a closer look. Sometimes that second chance leads to a third—and a fourth. City Market in Luling, Texas, is just such a place. Long before there was a giant watermelon to […]

A slice of holiday fruitcake: Collin Street Bakery, TX

A slice of holiday fruitcake: Collin Street Bakery, TX

December 5, 2010 by · 4 Comments 

Just like the gift exchange at work, fruitcakes are a part of the holiday season whether you like them or not. But how far would you travel for a fruitcake if it was one of the most famous Christmas cakes in the world? Would you travel over 2,950 miles? We did! Collin Street Bakery in […]

Snowbird destinations: Texas

Snowbird destinations: Texas

November 6, 2010 by · 2 Comments 

Texas Spoken Friendly As the temperature dips and the colder months loom, sun-loving snowbirds are getting ready to head to warmer locales. Most snowbirds congregate in one of two areas: Coastal Bend—the Rockport-Fulton-Port Aransas-Corpus Christi corridor; and from South Padre Island and neighbor Port Isabel to the Rio Grande Valley from Brownsville to Mission and […]

A look at snowbirds

A look at snowbirds

October 16, 2010 by · 2 Comments 

The Iceman cometh This article is the first in an ongoing series on snowbirds and preparation for the snowbird lifestyle. It’s pretty safe to say that summer is over and we’re approaching the Snowbird season. Long before winter’s blustery chill begins to sting the bones, plans are being made by millions of Canadians, Northeasters, Midwesterners, […]

Texas: Caprock Canyons bison herd

Texas: Caprock Canyons bison herd

October 10, 2010 by · 2 Comments 

The Wildlife Division of Texas Parks and Wildlife Department has shifted management of the Caprock Canyons State Park bison herd to TPWD’s State Parks Division. With the shift the grazing range of the official Texas State Bison Herd will be expanded from a half-section enclosure to eventually the entire state park and thus increasing viewing […]

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