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Like most Texans, I’m no stranger to Big “D.”  However, until recently, the “FW” of the DFW Metroplex was an uncharted frontier. So I set out to spend the day in Dallas’ rustic “cow”-nterpart—Fort Worth.

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I set out for a place that is a bit like another continent, a bit like a science-fiction universe, and yet completely Texas. It’s not a town, but a destination north of San Antonio built around adventure and a unique “natural bridge.”

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From bluebonnets and Blue Bell to burgers and the Birthplace of Texas, Brenham and surrounding Washington County should be on your A-list of day-trip excursions.

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For Texans, there’s no need to cross the Sabine River into Louisiana to experience Cajun culture at its finest. It is alive and well in the southeast Texas town of Beaumont.

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Chet Garner is the host of The Daytripper travel show on PBS; www.thedaytripper.com. (Photo courtesy The Daytripper with Chet Garner)

Officially, Llano is known as the “Deer Capital of Texas.” But what is a daytripper to do in this Hill Country hideaway when it isn’t deer-hunting season? I set out for the day determined to find out.

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(Photo courtesy of The Daytripper with Chet Garner)

The reasons I love Texas are endless: the state's great outdoors, history, Tex-Mex, sunsets, swimming holes ... the list keeps going. And when I hear of a place where I can experience most of my favorites in a single day, I hit the road––this time to the Hill Country's scenic Canyon Lake.

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