After running kids to sporting events all summer, my wife and I finally managed to squeeze in a getaway for the two of us. Having stayed in dozens of nice, but cookie-cutter-like hotels in recent months, we wanted something “grown up” and different that didn’t have “casino” in the name (this is Shreveport, remember). The… Continue reading Remington Suite Hotel & Spa (Shreveport, LA)
Tyler State Park is one of the most popular state parks in all of Texas. Since Texas is a fair-weather state for most of the year, it is sometimes difficult to secure a camping spot for your RV. But, if you’re persistent and work the Texas Parks & Wildlife website frequently you can eventually land… Continue reading Tyler State Park
My wife and I managed a weekend getaway to Shreveport and chose to eat at the Blind Tiger our first night in town because it was within walking distance of our hotel. My mission was clear — Cajun food or bust! We started off with an order of Crab Cakes. They came three to an… Continue reading Blind Tiger (Shreveport, LA)
Take in over 200 years of American history at the American Freedom Museum in Bullard, TX, just a few miles outside of Tyler. On the campus of the Brook Hill School, visitors to the American Freedom Museum are greeted by an 1861 Parrot Rifle Cannon and an 1857 Congressional Desk and Chair in the museum… Continue reading American Freedom Museum
Tiger Creek Animal Sanctuary has a Tyler, Texas, address but is tucked away in the piney woods just north of Tyler near the towns of Red Springs and Lindale. Tiger Creek is home to dozens of rescued “big cats” and other endangered species and the organization is dedicated to providing a natural habitat for each… Continue reading Tiger Creek Animal Sanctuary
Our Deep East Texas adventure took us to the Ellen Trout Zoo in Lufkin. For a mere 7$ per person, we were treated to a pleasant walk through some of the most beautiful animals our world has to offer. For the most part, the zoo is arranged in “continents” so that you have immediate context… Continue reading Ellen Trout Zoo – Lufkin, Texas
Summer’s here and that means RV season is in full swing! If you’re new to the whole glamping scene like we are, you’re probably figuring things out as you go. That’s certainly the case for us. We got our RV late last summer and didn’t do much camping until the fall. As a result, we… Continue reading Cool Down Your RV with Inexpensive Sun Shades That You Can Custom-fit Yourself
“Howdy, folks!” If that phrase sounds familiar, it’s probably because you’ve been to The Great State Fair of Texas. Or, if you’ve lived in Texas long enough, you’ve received that hearty greeting from one of the locals. It doesn’t matter if you’ve lived in the Lone Star State all of your life or that you’ve… Continue reading Howdy, folks!