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All is Fair ...

It’s fair season, y’all! Cooler weather means that grounds across Texas are setting up their spinning ferris wheels, grooming their…

Hey Boo Boo!

When I was a kid growing up in the Midwest, my family vacations were mainly of the s’mores-and-sleeping-bags variety.

Tubes O' Fun

When I first visited Schlitterbahn in New Braunfels as a teenager in the mid-1980s, the waterpark was just a few…

Finding your thrill

I sat cross-legged in the sandy dirt at the foot of a blueberry bush at a pick-your-own farm called Blueberry…

Immeasurable Fun

Now that my son August is on the cusp of turning five years old, he’s stumbled upon the concept of…

Round Top Holiday

My family of 12 was once referred to as “a small country.” Growing up in a four-bedroom house in Houston…

Boot Camping

I’ve explored many remote locales across Texas, so most people assume that I’m a seasoned camper. But here’s the real…

Possum Kingdom Reborn

Winding around a curve on Park Road 36 on the way to the eastern shores of Possum Kingdom Lake, I breathe a sigh of…

The Garden of Yes

Luci Johnson, the youngest daughter of President Lyndon and Lady Bird Johnson, admits that her love of nature came later…

Seen and Heard

My kids and I are near the end of the 1½-mile Wood Duck Trail at the Heard Natural Science Museum…

Lilo Goes West

Babs Rodriguez recalls her German mother-in-law’s Big Bend epiphanies. Here’s the full story from the February 2014 issue of Texas…

The Zoo Scoop

I’ll confess that I have never been a big zoo fan—until recently, that is. I blame the small, sad zoos…
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