I May Love Galveston a Little More Now

So… Galveston. Man, I love it. Texas’ favorite island getaway just got a little better than I ever thought it could get. Do you know why? I just found out they’re hosting THE TEXAS MARGARITA FESTIVAL! Holy Mackerel, if that doesn’t sound awesome I’m not sure what’s wrong with you…but I bet it’s hard to …

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Upcycle Those Plastic Shopping Bags

How many of y’all have noticed all the plastic bags stuck to cactuses on I-10 between Tucson and Phoenix? I love Arizona, and I love driving through the desert, but that stretch of road might just be the ugliest spot on I-10. I had a friend in Arizona scoffingly tell me that a discarded plastic …

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RV Your Way To Inks Lake State Park

Inks Lake State Park is one of those true Texas Hill Country gems. It’s located in Burnet County north and west of Austin, TX. It’s one of Texas’ older state parks so it has that awesome 1930’s CCC (Civilian Conservation Corps) look where the buildings from that era are made from the native materials and …

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Texas Handgun Laws For Driving

I realize in today’s hypersensitive America that a discussion of firearms and firearms law will automatically raise some folks’ hackles, so if you find yourself upset at the mere title of this blog, please refrain from reading further. As for the rest of us, let’s face it: our world ain’t getting any more sane these …

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Memorial Day and What It Means To Me

Memorial Day began after the Civil War as Decoration Day and was used to remember the fallen on BOTH sides of that tragic struggle. The South started recognition as early as 1866, with the North following suit two years later. It became Memorial Day at the end of the 1800’s, but it wasn’t until after …

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY TEXAS!

March 2, 1836 was the day Texas proclaimed itself a republic and independent from Mexico. While the forty five delegates to the Convention of 1836 were signing the Declaration of Independence at Washington-on-the-Brazos, the defenders inside the Alamo were already under siege. Santa Anna’s troops would make their final assault on the Alamo four days …

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Learn to Set Your RV’s Mirrors

If there is one thing that you should learn first, above all other functions of your Texas RV’s, gears, gadgets, and do-hickeys, it’s how to adjust and set your mirrors. That’s right, for all of the amazing things you can do in your RV, you can’t even really start to enjoy them until you learn the basics. …

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