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Texas & Bluebonnets

181 years of Texas ~ Did you know…? “The bluebonnet is to Texas what the shamrock is to Ireland,” ~John Maguire. In 1901 BLUEBONNETS become the state flower of Texas. By 1934, it was ordered to delay mowing beside roadways in … Continue reading

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Texas: Big Bend

181 years of Texas ~ Did you know…? The first time I set foot in Mexico was through Big Bend National Park riding a burro (that picture’s for another time). How many types of rocks can be found in the park? … Continue reading

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Texas & the Chisholm Trail

181 years of Texas ~ Did you know…? The Chisholm Trail is named after a trader…not a cattleman?  Jesse Chisholm, a half-Cherokee trader from Tennessee, originally created the trail as a means to transport his goods from one trading post to … Continue reading

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Texas: Wide Open Spaces

181 years of Texas ~ Did you know…? Driving west of Fort Worth, there are lots of wide open spaces. Sometimes we drive that direction just to find a wonderful sunset! Enter for a chance to receive an autographed copy … Continue reading

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Sunday with the Pups

181 years of Texas ~ Did you know…? Before traveling through a state, check out the rest area maps. Rest Areas in Texas have taken on  real visitor’s feel and some have a bit of history and museums. Enter for … Continue reading

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Texas: Eisenhower State Park

181 years of Texas ~ Did you know…? The Eisenhower State Park has over 463 acres. It opened in 1958. This is one of my husband’s favorite places to camp. But it seems we only get there when it’s 110 … Continue reading

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Texas: Palo Duro Canyon

181 years of Texas ~ Did you know…?  We had a quick drive through of Palo Duro Canyon…we still haven’t camped there. Still looking forward to the experience. I’d also like to see TEXAS, an outdoor musical in the Pioneer … Continue reading

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Texas…the Dallas Arboretum

181 years of Texas ~ Did you know…? the Dallas Arboretum is where I fell in love with tulips. I try to get there during the early spring just for the mass array  of this colorful flowers. Dallas Blooms: Flower Power … Continue reading

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Texas & Baylor

181 years of Texas ~ Did you know…? Chartered in 1845 by the Republic of Texas through the efforts of Baptist pioneers, Baylor is the oldest continually operating university in the state. I’m proud to be a Baylor Alumni PARENT !! Enter … Continue reading

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Rita Blanca Grasslands

181 years of Texas ~ Did you know…? That  major portion of “the dust bowl” now looks like this every year?  Driving through the Texas Panhandle in the spring? It’s worth the detour to Rita Blanca Grasslands. Enter for a … Continue reading

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