Downtown Dallas at Dawn

As much as I love Fort Worth, I have to admit that Dallas has an iconic skyline.  From the easily recognizable Reunion Tower to the relatively new Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge, Dallas is quite the city. James and I took a rare childfree weekend and spent it exploring downtown Dallas.  We headed out before dawn […]

Blown Away at Monahans Sandhills State Park, Texas

If I were going to sum up West Texas in two words, those words would be “dirt” and “wind.”  In far West Texas, there are several beautiful exceptions, but most of it is a lot of dirt and wind. Not Monahans Sandhills State Park. It is sand and wind. That’s James and I while I […]

Visiting the Fort Worth Water Gardens with Kids

One of the most unique things about Fort Worth is also a hidden family gem. The Fort Worth Water Gardens is located next to the Convention Center Downtown. While you can’t miss the Convention Center, you have to know to look for the Water Gardens. Built in the 1970′s, the Water Gardens is a beautiful […]

Travel Gifts for the Graduate – an Inspiration List

Graduation gifts can be really difficult to buy.  If the gift is for a young person you don’t know all that well, it can be even more difficult.  One great idea is to go with a travel theme.  If travel is something you’ve gained life experience from and you think it’s an invaluable part of […]

Roswell, New Mexico – Quirky or Tourist Trap?

I wanted to like Roswell.  Really. Overall, New Mexico is one of my favorite states.  It has such variety, from the beautiful Sangre de Cristo mountains (pictured) and the rugged Sandias to desolate desert. It also has a lot of quirkiness.  There’s quirky places all over the US, but New Mexico seems to have more per […]