Texas Travels

Why you will love Lake Travis in the Texas Hill Country!

Why you will love Lake Travis in the Texas Hill Country!

My husband and I have visited the Texas Hill Country a few times, and loved it. We plan to spend much more time in the area! Ah, the longer we stayed on Lake Travis in the Texas Hill Country, the more I liked it!  Lakeway is a wealthy, small town with all the amenities, easy […]

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Hamilton Pool in Texas is a great place to visit for Empty Nesters!

Hamilton Pool in Texas is a great place to visit for Empty Nesters!

Texas Hill Country is for Empty Nesters! Taking a hike around Hamilton Pool in the Hill Country is fun, and easy! Hamilton Pool is an historic swimming hole, about an hour outside of Austin.  Hamilton Creek empties into the Pedernales River, spilling over limestone outcroppings to create a 50 foot waterfall. In Mexico, this would be known […]

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Another Fabulous Stay at the Hyatt Regency Austin!

Another Fabulous Stay at the Hyatt Regency Austin!

Last summer my husband and I ventured to Austin, Texas to see the bats…and our son, who lives there. Sadly, the bats didn’t make an appearance, but our stay at the Hyatt Regency Austin was so fabulous we decided to stay there again, and this time, we saw the bats! Any trip to Austin during […]

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Fab Photos Friday: The World is Water 2

Fab Photos Friday: The World is Water 2

The World is Water, Part 2. I can never get enough of oceans, ponds, rivers, lakes, seas….just the sight of the water provokes a reaction. It may be calm, wild, turbulent, duckweed …whatever it is, it is lovely. I will be in the Revillagigadoes Islands for the next couple of weeks, diving Roca Partida, Socorro, […]

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Empty Nesters Enjoy Austin: Stay at the Hyatt Regency Austin!

Empty Nesters Enjoy Austin: Stay at the Hyatt Regency Austin!

Empty Nesters, there is a lot to do in Texas! How about Austin? What do we really want to know about the Hyatt Regency Austin? The important stuff, right? Like the incredible location and views! Our recent stay was fabulous, and we enjoyed the view so much we didn’t even close the drapes at night…Austin […]

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Funny Things Happened on the Way to Austin

Funny Things Happened on the Way to Austin

Austin, Texas is one of those places known as “cool”. Austin has always been a cool place to be, whether you are a college student or a Texas politician *(it is the capitol of Texas). It is also a vibrantly active city. The river runs right through downtown (*but it is known as Town Lake, […]

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The Sun is Finally Shining in Texas!

Filed in Important Stuff!, Texas Travels by on May 31, 2015 16 Comments
The Sun is Finally Shining in Texas!

After three solid weeks of pouring rain, flooding and storms, Dallas is sunny. For the first time since 2012, Texas is not in a severe drought, which is good, but the rains have cost people in the state both lives and property. Texas can never do anything in a small, reasonable way…if it is going […]

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And I’m Back from my Adventures!

Filed in Midlife, Texas Travels, Travel by on May 18, 2015 14 Comments
And I’m Back from my Adventures!

What a whirlwind the last month has been! I’ve been to two weddings (one of them was my son’s) and had a major surgery. I’ve either been walking on the beach, dancing, hosting a rehearsal dinner, or recovering. Right now, I am recovering from surgery. A long story short: a MRSA infection several years ago […]

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LBJ Presidential Library at UT Austin is a Must See for Texas Empty Nesters!

LBJ Presidential Library at UT Austin is a Must See for Texas Empty Nesters!

Ever been to a Presidential Library?  Well, for a history buff like me you’d think the answer would be yes….but no, not until I visited the LBJ Presidential Library at the University of Texas Austin campus!  The Library is celebrating the Sixties (which, you know, makes sense for LBJ), and wow!  Talk about Boomer heaven! […]

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Photo Friday: The Hill Country of Texas

Filed in Foto Friday!, Midlife, Texas Travels, Travel by on June 6, 2014 10 Comments
Photo Friday: The Hill Country of Texas

For non-Texans, the diversity of Texas scenery may come as a surprise.  From prairie to mountains to coast to piney woods to desert, Texas landscape changes are frequent.  Right now Randy and I are in the heart of Texas, the Hill Country.  The Hill Country encompasses Austin and San Antonio, Kerrville and Fredericksburg, San Marcos […]

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