Instagraming West Texas – Instagram Travel Thursday

West Texas is such a large, vast area which includes both the panhandle and the actual western part of Texas.  While there are some beautiful mountains around the El Paso area, a lot of the landscape is flat and dusty.  There’s a lot of agricultural land in the Panhandle, and every time I come through […]

Where We Get Our Food : Corn Harvest in the Texas Panhandle

I’ll admit it. I’m a city girl. That’s not something most Texans admit. There’s a lot of country pride in my state. But I grew up in a big city suburb and I’ve never lived in anything even remotely close to a town. I don’t know anything about farms. My husband is a farm boy. […]

Photo Adventure – Caprock Canyons State Park in the Texas Panhandle

We make the drive from Dallas to Amarillo quite relatively often.  James’ parents live there, and the children like to visit the farm whenever they can.  The only thing that keeps us from going more often is the long drive.  It is about 8 hours between their rural home and our cookie cutter suburb, and […]

The History of the Last Herd of Buffalo – Caprock Canyons State Park, Texas

For generations the buffalo were the Plains Indians’ source of food, clothing, tools and dwellings. These animals were gifts from their Gods, and each piece of the animal had a purpose. Even the buffalo chips were used as fuel. They were plentiful on the plains before the middle of the 1800’s, like pigeons in New […]

Friday Night Lights – It’s Real Y’all! High School Football in Texas

Last year, I was at a conference in Spain and I met two British ladies who worked for a travel company. When they heard I was from Texas, the first thing they asked me was if Friday Night Lights was an accurate portrayal of high school football in Texas. Yes ma’am! I might not have […]