A weekend in Austin, Texas

We decided to take the short drive to Austin from Dallas last weekend. We didn't quite know what to expect from our capital city, being new to Texas and all. We had a really fun time exploring. Here is a list of our favorite things in Austin: 1. Hang out, have a drink and/or dinner … Continue reading A weekend in Austin, Texas

Zilker Botanical Gardens in Austin, Texas

We decided to visit Austin last weekend, and had a great time. The weather was nice and warm at 70-80 degrees, so we decided to visit the Botanical gardens. Because it is winter, there wasn't a lot of color in the gardens, but it was still very pretty and a great way to take an … Continue reading Zilker Botanical Gardens in Austin, Texas

LBJ Presidential Library in Austin,Texas

We just finished a weekend getaway to Austin, Texas. It was our first visit, and we squeezed in as many sights as possible. The husband and I agreed that the LBJ library was our favorite sight to see. It is easy to get to (but probably not on game day at UT) on the University … Continue reading LBJ Presidential Library in Austin,Texas

Festive holidays on Royal Caribbean

This year we tried something new over the Christmas break.  The husband , two adult kids and I packed up, drove down to Galveston and took a Royal Caribbean western Caribbean cruise from December 26- January 2.  It was a whole new way to spend the holiday, and it was a lot of fun.  The … Continue reading Festive holidays on Royal Caribbean

Fun in the sun on RCCL Liberty – lots to do on the pool deck

Part of the fun of cruising on vacation is trying some new things on for size. The Liberty of the Seas has these two fun water slides up top on the bow of the ship. We had some laughs up there with our kids. I recommend trying it out!  If you have little ones, there … Continue reading Fun in the sun on RCCL Liberty – lots to do on the pool deck

Pre-Cruise in Galveston, Texas- Harbor House

   We recently took a holiday cruise out of the port of Galveston, Texas. There were several good options for hotel, but we ended up at the Harbor House located just steps from the cruise terminal. The best thing about this hotel was its location. We could easily walk to our ship in the morning. … Continue reading Pre-Cruise in Galveston, Texas- Harbor House

A White House Christmas -circa 2004 on exhibit at the George W Bush Library

Now that it is Christmas break time, the husband and I decided to get out and see some sights around our new home in Dallas, TX.  The George W Bush Library is just around the corner, on the campus of SMU in Highland Park.  The Library is a beautiful and shiny new building, with many … Continue reading A White House Christmas -circa 2004 on exhibit at the George W Bush Library

Mi Tierra Restaurant – Fun night out in San Antonio

On a recent visit to San Antonio with the family, we found a fun, festive and delicious place to dine.  Mi Tierra is located in the Mercado district, and we enjoyed it very much.  This restaurant was opened in 1941 by Pete and Cruz Cortez.  It has grown to quite a large venue, decorated with … Continue reading Mi Tierra Restaurant – Fun night out in San Antonio

Natural Bridge Caverns -An other worldly escape just outside of San Antonio, TX

  Now that we live near Dallas, we have taken to exploring our new state and the region.  After a short trip to San Antonio, TX, we decided to check out the Natural Bridge Caverns located just north of the city.  This cave is one of Texas' largest and is really spectacular. These amazing and … Continue reading Natural Bridge Caverns -An other worldly escape just outside of San Antonio, TX