Posts tagged with: texas

  • The Best Travel Experiences of 2016
~ Carmen We recently recounted our tales of woe (read The Worst Travel Experiences of 2016), but our 2016 travel experiences were for the most part happily memorable.  So much so, we had a hard time narrowing down our favorites.  We’ve taken road trips, trips across the Atlantic, and loads of camping and mountain bike excursions.......
~ Carmen When you only have twenty-four hours to stay in an attraction rich city like San Antonio, you have to be pretty strategic in what you do.  Joe and I recently completed a 2,224 miles road trip through the Texas Hill Country (read all about it: Texas Barbecue Road Trip).  One of our last stops......
~ Carmen As I middle school history teacher, I love old “stuff”.  I especially love towns that have maintained their architectural history, but still have a present day function.  To me, nothing is sadder than a beautiful old building that is boarded up and abandoned.  New Braunfels, Texas takes great pride in their historic downtown......
~ Carmen We  recently completed a 2,224 miles epic Texas Barbecue Road Trip  (see Texas Barbecue Road Trip)! You can’t have a complete tour of Texas hill country without spending at least a day or two in Austin, Texas.  Since Austin prides itself in its motto “Keep Austin Weird”,  we decided to spend our one allotted......
~ Carmen When you plan a road trip, there is always decisions to make about driving time and what I call “seeing the sights” time.  Recently we embarked on an epic 2,224 mile Texas barbecue road trip (read all about it here).  During the road trip planning process, I had to decide how much time......
~ Carmen Could Texas compete against Memphis Barbecue? Joe and I were determined to find out.  Memphis is known for its pork barbecue, cooked low and slow with sweet, thick barbecue sauce.  Just the thought of Memphis barbecue makes my mouth start to water and gives me the urge to run down to my local......
~ Carmen The saying goes, “Texas, It’s a Whole Other Country”.  One visit to Fredericksburg will confirm that slogan.  Fredericksburg was settled by German immigrants in the mid-1800s.  Taking great pride in their town’s culture, the people of Fredericksburg have given preservation of the town’s history and German culture a high priority. German Restaurants We......
  • LBJ, Farmstead, museum
~ Carmen Fredericksburg, Texas is known for its wineries, wonderful shopping, and delicious German Food.  But for history buffs like me, the little city packs a punch of pioneer, World War II, and 1960s history.  Just a walk downtown makes you feel transported back in time. During our recent Texas road trip, Joe and I......
  ~ Carmen There is an abundant amount of lodging choices in Fredericksburg, Texas.  From your basic motel to bed/breakfast to cabins, Fredericksburg’s lodging selections are as unique as the town itself.  When looking through TripAdvisor’s recommendations, one place that really grabbed our  attention was the River Road Ranch Resort.  I think you’ll agree, we......
  • Willow City Loop
~ Carmen Fredericksburg’s Natural Attractions Nature hangs out her sign everywhere~ German Proverb When people think of Texas, it is often pictured as a vast expanse of flat cattle land, with an overall brown tone.  One visit to Texas’s Hill Country will shatter that myth.  Texas Hill Country is located in central and south Texas......
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