A bunch of bluebonnet flowers with an indian paintbrush flower in the middle.

Texas: Roadside wildflowers

Since we didn't find the fields of wildflowers we were looking for in or around Fredericksburg, we decided to hunt down roadside wildflowers. Note, all photos in this post were taken with the Jeep parked safely off the road in marked parking areas. We didn't intrude on private property or park our Jeep on dry … Continue reading Texas: Roadside wildflowers

Texas: It’s all in the details (in Fredericksburg)

We've been searching for fields of wildflowers, because we've only been finding patches here and there. The areas west of Austin (Fredericksburg, Burnet, Kingsland, Marble Falls, etcetera) are all supposed to be cool places to find not just bluebonnets, but gobs and gobs of wildflowers. Apparently, even though they are blooming, it's not quite "peak … Continue reading Texas: It’s all in the details (in Fredericksburg)

Texas: Bastrop county courthouse and historic county jail

If you've been following us for a while, you know we love a good county courthouse. Since we're here for the next few months, we figured we should check out the Bastrop county courthouse and surrounding buildings. The county courthouse building There's a lot more information here, but the Bastrop County Courthouse is a three-story, … Continue reading Texas: Bastrop county courthouse and historic county jail

Texas: More time at the seashore

That's right. We went to Padre Island National Seashore again. As we finish up our time here in the area for the winter, we're looking at our list of places to see. This is one of the places that just begs to be visited more than once. Birds In my previous post , I focused … Continue reading Texas: More time at the seashore

Texas: Visiting Padre Island National Seashore

It has been too long since I posted, but we have started the new year by heading to Padre Island National Seashore. Padre Island National Seashore separates the Gulf of Mexico from the Laguna Madre, one of a few hypersaline lagoons in the world. The park protects 66 miles of coastline, dunes, prairies, and wind … Continue reading Texas: Visiting Padre Island National Seashore

Texas: Hot air balloons at the Starlight Ranch

It was exciting to see that there was an event with hot air balloons in Amarillo. We are going to miss this year's Balloon Fiesta, so we checked out the Up in the Air for Family Care event. Starlight Ranch The event was held at the Starlight Ranch, part of the Big Texan empire. In … Continue reading Texas: Hot air balloons at the Starlight Ranch

Texas: On the USS Lexington, part 2

As I promised in my last post, this post will cover the planes and the Flight Deck on the USS Lexington. The weather and the skies The weather looked promising for the day. The sky often had clouds, but you could tell there was potential for more stormy weather based on cloud color in the … Continue reading Texas: On the USS Lexington, part 2

Texas: On the USS Lexington, part 1

When we were looking for things to do while we were in the Rockport area, we found the USS Lexington Museum in Corpus Christi. The USS Lexington, a Naval aircraft carrier, was originally named the USS CABOT. During World War II, final construction was being completed at Massachusetts’ Fore River Shipyard when word was received … Continue reading Texas: On the USS Lexington, part 1

30 Days of Creativity: Day 6

Just before COVID-19 shutdown a lot of travel, we visited Rockport and Corpus Christi on our move into Texas. Today's photo is another photo I wanted to try in black and white. Day 6 project While the clouds really didn't add a lot of drama, I love how the wavs are crashing while the bird … Continue reading 30 Days of Creativity: Day 6