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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 […]

Why You Should Visit Dauphin Island, Alabama

Why You Should Visit Dauphin Island, Alabama

March 13, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

We recently took a day trip down to Dauphin Island, Alabama.  Located less than an hour from Mobile, and on the southwest edge of Mobile Bay, it is a 15 mile long barrier island that often goes undiscovered by I-10 travelers.  We were on a tight schedule with only a few days to spare until […]

Alabama Gulf Coast Named Top Tourism Attraction

Alabama Gulf Coast Named Top Tourism Attraction

March 4, 2014 by · 2 Comments 

Alabama’s Gulf beaches and Gulf State Park are the largest tourism attractions in the state, overwhelmingly so, according to the new attendance figures released last week by the Alabama Tourism Department. The state’s largest stand-alone festival events, located about 20 miles apart, are also located in the Gulf Coast region. The Fairhope Arts and Crafts Festival […]

Baton Rouge, Louisiana, home of the USS Kidd…

Baton Rouge, Louisiana, home of the USS Kidd…

February 24, 2014 by · 2 Comments 

While we were checking out Louisiana, we wanted to stop in Baton Rouge to see what they had to offer for fun and interesting stops. While we didn’t have much time to  explore, we did find a couple of fun stops that fit into our schedule and interests. Our first stop was at the Bluebonnet […]

Charlotte Harbor and the Gulf Islands: Florida Gulf Coast Paradise

Charlotte Harbor and the Gulf Islands: Florida Gulf Coast Paradise

January 12, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Charlotte Harbor & the Gulf Islands is nestled along Florida’s Southwest Gulf Coast, between Sarasota and Naples, about 100 miles south of Tampa. The area covers a diverse landscape of cities and towns. Choose from four island escapes: the barrier island community of Boca Grande; Palm Island, with its serene beaches accessible by ferry; secluded Don Pedro Island; […]

Petroglyphs of Chaco Canyon

Petroglyphs of Chaco Canyon

November 24, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

My two previous posts have discussed our August, 2013 visit to Chaco Canyon, a World Heritage Site in northern New Mexico. This post will discuss some of the images these ancient ancestors of modern Pueblo, Navajo and Hope peoples left behind on the walls and rocks of this ancient village in an attempt to communicate […]

Chaco Canyon’s Main Attraction: Pueblo Bonito

Chaco Canyon’s Main Attraction: Pueblo Bonito

November 17, 2013 by · 2 Comments 

In my previous post, I outlined a recent visit we took (finally!) to visit Chaco Canyon, the center of trade, culture and civilization in the southwest United States during the years of 800-1100. While fascinated with this World Heritage Site, we came away with more questions than answers, such as why the entire population of […]

The Mysteries of Chaco Canyon

The Mysteries of Chaco Canyon

November 10, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

In the past few posts, I have been outlining some places you may want add to your list of sites to visit next summer when you take to the road again. Chaco Canyon, NM is a place I had wanted to visit since almost the first time I set foot in New Mexico. One thing […]

A Glimpse of the Past

A Glimpse of the Past

October 30, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

If you’re anything like me and my family, when the weather cools, kids and teachers are back in school and football is again the sport of choice, your thoughts turn to settling in for winter and making plans for places you want to visit during the next camping season. My next few posts will give […]

A Golden Hike

A Golden Hike

October 27, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

On a recent crisp fall Saturday Terry and I decided to hike up in Angel Fire, NM among the golden aspens. We were not disappointed. With a starting temperature of 37 degrees, the day remained cool, but the plentiful sunshine warmed and delighted us at the same time. Starting out at the Elliott Barker Trailhead, […]

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