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Best Texas Resorts with Onsite Water Parks

Best Texas Resorts with Onsite Water Parks

February 27, 2012 No Comments The second biggest state in the nation, Texas is rich in history, culture and family fun. With spring break around the corner, why not plan a family escape to one of these exclusive resorts with onsite water parks, where recreation is both luxurious and convenient. Listed alphabetically, these 7 outstanding resorts are certain to please ...

 

Austin at Christmas Time – A Texas Sized Holiday

Austin at Christmas Time – A Texas Sized Holiday

January 6, 2012 No Comments Texans like to say that things are bigger in Texas. Certainly the jubilant holiday feeling in Austin, Texas is both large and contagious, and combined with Austin’s fun outings, the nature trails of Lady Bird Lake, and great music spilling out on every street corner downtown, it’s a fun place to spend at least part of ...

 

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Texas State Cemetery: From the Old West to 9/11 in Austin

Texas State Cemetery: From the Old West to 9/11 in Austin

December 30, 2011 No Comments Blame it on years of living in New Orleans, where locals still hold picnics in the stunning above-ground cemeteries. Or blame it on a somewhat morbid fascination with all things dark yet beautiful. Regardless, Dad and I are particularly enamored by cemeteries, and make it a goal to see the major burial grounds in each ...

 

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Texas State Capitol: Seeing Government in Action in Austin

Texas State Capitol: Seeing Government in Action in Austin

December 29, 2011 No Comments I’m a bit of a government nut, always keeping up with the latest Senate and House debates. So when Dad and I were in Austin, Texas during the spring of 2011, I was excited to tour the Texas State Capitol complex. As it turned out, the state legislature was in session, offering us the chance to ...

 

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The Story of Texas: The Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum in Austin

The Story of Texas: The Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum in Austin

December 26, 2011 No Comments When Dad and I headed out on our Western adventure in the spring of 2011, we actually knew relatively little about the region. But we were eager to learn as much as we could. In states as diverse as New Mexico, Utah and Arizona, we sought out major museum complexes and tiny roadside attractions looking ...

 

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Getting to Know the 36th President: LBJ Museum, Austin, TX

Getting to Know the 36th President: LBJ Museum, Austin, TX

December 24, 2011 No Comments Dad is a mid-generation Baby Boomer. His teen years were filled with the hallmarks of the turbulent 1960s–the Beatles, the Vietnam War, race riots and protests and seismic shifts in the cultural zeitgeist. But perhaps no single event had a bigger effect on him than the 1963 assassination of President John F. Kennedy. As Dad ...

 

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Going Batty in Austin, TX: Bat Cruise

Going Batty in Austin, TX: Bat Cruise

June 20, 2011 No Comments Austin, Texas prides itself on being unusual. In fact, the city’s slogan, proudly repeated by tourists and locals alike, is “Keep Austin Weird.” Despite its status as the state capital, Austin is much more reminiscent of the New Orleans’ French Quarter than a traditional government town. Perhaps the crown jewel in Austin’s “weird” title is ...

 

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Austin’s Museum of the Weird: Honoring the Dime Museums of the Past

Austin’s Museum of the Weird: Honoring the Dime Museums of the Past

June 20, 2011 No Comments With the official slogan, “Keep Austin Weird,” Austin, Texas is filled with a strong, independent pride. The center of the live music scene and a popular location for street festivals, the 6th Street Historic District is a pedestrian-friendly strip filled with bars, restaurants and shops of every description. It is also a natural home for ...

 

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Downtown Austin and the Austin Children’s Museum

Downtown Austin and the Austin Children’s Museum

October 25, 2010 3 Comments On day one of our eight-day trip to Austin, TX, we loaded up our three-year old son and three-month old daughter and headed for the city’s downtown.  Our plan was to visit the Austin Children’s Museum (ACM) located on the corner of 2nd and Colorado Street.  From the information my husband found before leaving for ...