Brazos Bend (Texas) State Park, great family camping, bicycling, birding, gator watching
Brazos Bend State Park is an outstanding family 'destination' park within easy reach of downtown Houston, Texas. We stayed here for 12 days recently and commuted (about an hour) into the city to visit relatives. On the days we did not go into Houston, we explore
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Lockhart (Texas) State Park near world-class BBQ
Lockhart State Park is a small rustic park set in the rolling forested terrain of central Texas. Situated on 263 acres of land acquired in 1934, Lockhart State Park is one of many parks built by the CCC (Civilian Conservation Corps) from 1935 to 1938. Many of these s
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Mission Espiritu Santo in Goliad, Texas, celebrates 'History in Lights' during holidays
It's that time of the year for the annual winter migration of RV snowbirds to be wheeling their way south from the colder reaches of Canada and the northern tier of the United States. One of the most popular routes is through the historically rich center of Texas to
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'The Big Tree' perfect RV Short Stop on Texas Gulf Coast
Thousands of folks make their way to this part of the Texas Gulf Coast to catch a glimpse of the amazing Whooping Cranes that spend their winter around the Aransas Wildlife Refuge. Not too far south of the refuge and about a mile's bicycle ride north of the G
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Balmorhea State Park, a desert oasis, perfect destination for RVers traveling west Texas
Texas' Balmorhea State Park is the perfect destination for those traveling by RV (or tent camping) between El Paso and anywhere east along I-10. This is our fifth stay at this unique public park that sits on the edge of the Davis Mountains (at an elevation of a littl
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Choke Canyon State Park in south Texas oil country
It is evident from the number of posts featuring Texas State Parks over the past few months that we have camped at quite a few of them during this winter's trip through the Lone Star State. We purchased an Annual Pass ($70) which waives Entry Fees for both of u
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Texas' Guadalupe River State Park for active campers
Right up front, I love Guadalupe River State Park. It was designed with the camping family in mind ... lots of space to explore and opportunities to build memories. And, BTW, families can be as small as two aging Snowbirds migrating to warmer weather for the winter.
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Balmorhea State Park's cool San Solomon Springs pool perfect on a warm Texas day
The last time Jimmy and I camped at Balmorhea State Park it was in December and there was 4-inches of snow on the ground.  We were waiting out a winter storm in New Mexico and southwest Texas. This visit, 15 months later, temperatures are in the high 80s and we
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Camped in overflow parking at Brazos Bend State Park in southeast Texas
We didn't have a reservation and took a chance that we could get a camping site by driving up to Brazos Bend State Park, less than 30 miles southwest of Houston. No way. Not on this New Year's holiday weekend. Only thing available was overflow parking lot (no utiliti
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