Thursday, July 23, 2009

Texas Adventures

With Summer vacation almost over many families have had wonderful experiences venturing to different cities, states, and countries. Our shrinking economy and dwindling wallets do not enable a large majority to enjoy the luxuries of yesterday. Rather than making plans for an expensive and long trip, save some money and explore Texas. Yes, Texas is a large state and can provide many opportunities for fun and adventure in Hill Country, Camping out in Big Bend National Park, or visiting the coastal areas such as South Padre or Corpus Christi.

When my children were younger and I was newly divorced, I received a book called Exploring Texas with Children as a gift. This is one of the best gifts I ever received. The book is written by Sharry Buckner and details many larger cities and smaller towns that can provide entertainment, historical sites, or just a scenic drive. The table of contents is divided into different areas of Texas such as the Panhandle, West Texas, South Central, and South & Gulf Coast to name a few. The information is so detailed it provides bed and breakfast information, phone numbers, websites, locations and even business hours. Some of the places mentioned are Palo Duro Canyon in the Panhandle, Dinosaur Valley State Park in Glen Rose, the Dr. Pepper Museum in Waco, Blue Bell Creameries in Brenham, and the Texas State Aquarium in Corpus Christi. Buy the book new or used at Amazon or any other vendor

This book provides interesting facts and gives ideas for a weekend getaway or route a Texas adventure. Make sure to contact the locations before visiting and check if they are seasonal, closed for repairs or any other reason. Happy Traveling!

1 comment:

  1. What a great idea! Thanks for sharing this with us. I have always wanted to travel with my boys & have always felt like there is no way I could afford it. Weekend adventures sound like they are in our near future. Thanks.