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From Welfare to Comfort (Texas)

Sometimes the best surprises are not far from home. In two small towns in the picturesque Texas Hill Country, I stumbled on two great locations off the beaten trail from the masses of tourists that visit Fredericksburg, roughly thirty minutes … Continue reading

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The Artistry of Quilts in La Grange, Texas

Big surprises can be found in small towns. For visitors traveling on Texas Highway 71 between Houston and Austin, a side trip to visit the Texas Quilt Museum in La Grange is a must. Housed in two buildings which date … Continue reading

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Exploring Texas History at Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site

Many visitors to Texas may not realize that Texas was once an independent republic before becoming part of the United States in 1845. I decided to retrace some of the history I learned in my Texas history class in middle … Continue reading

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A Museum Day in Houston, Texas

I’ve lived in Houston many years and one thing tourists may not know is that Houston has an excellent Museum District. For this post, I decided to visit a couple of exhibitions at both the Houston Museum of Natural Science … Continue reading

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Touring Painted Churches near Schulenburg, Texas

I had heard some word-of-mouth referrals about the Painted Churches built by Czech and German settlers near Schulenburg, Texas over the years. There are roughly twenty of these churches around Texas, but four happen to be close to Schulenburg. These … Continue reading

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A Wildlife Sanctuary in Houston, Texas

Happy New Year everyone! This post is from my hometown of Houston, which while being the fourth largest U.S. city, is not well-known for having big visitor attractions. Tourist sights here are more subtle so I will be including some … Continue reading

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