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Minor League Baseball in Texas is Major League Fun

There's just something about springtime and baseball, isn't there? One signals the other, and the two just go together like - well, like a hand in glove. Here in the Lone Star State, baseball is just as much the king of spring as it is anywhere else, but what seems to be gaining greater glory for itself this season is the minor league version of the game. Minor League Baseball in Texas is Major League Fun  When springtime rolls around in Texas, most of us start thinking about planning day trips, vacations and which veggies to

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Make Plans Now to See the Azaleas in Tyler Next Spring

Spring has sprung in Texas, y'all. After a chilly, wet winter across most of the Lone Star State, trees are now budding and flowers are full swing into the stage of bloom. But it won't last long. Spring will give way to summer when the livin' will be plenty easy, but also plenty h-o-t. So, just in case you weren't already aware, the window is will soon be closing on the season for a few of our Texas-loves, my friends. Make Plans Now to See the Azaleas in Tyler Next Spring If you're catching on to this Over Fifty intentional

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A Visit to the LBJ Ranch is a Must-Do Texas Day Trip

We Texans love to drive around our vast and beautiful state. With endless points to explore, in categories from scenic to educational, it takes a lifetime to hit all the high points. That's why day trips are such a big deal for we who love the Lone Star State. A day here, a day there, a few hours of intentional adventure spent seeing something new, adds up to a long list of what makes us proud to be who we are. A Visit to the LBJ Ranch is a Must-Do Texas Day Trip A visit to the LBJ Ranch is a must-do Texas day trip. The whole

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A Visit to The Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden Begs a Question

What is it about flowers? That was the question my friend posed to the rest of our four-person yaya group as we tiptoed through the tulips at The Dallas Arboretum. Why, now that we're at this age and at this stage, do we love flowers so much? None of us had a great answer to that. It must have been the state of springtime stupor to which we had succumbed. Who could possibly think very hard at all when our senses were fastened on such flora and fauna? One after another, we slowly shook our heads and dreamily, softly, hardly

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A Weekend in San Antonio Sure Does a Body Good

[caption id="attachment_9161" align="aligncenter" width="680"] Photo from Shutterstock - Sean Pavone[/caption] Most of us who have grown up in Texas have visited the city of San Antonio at least once. But Texas is so big, so vast, so wide and so long that getting there may not happen all that often. After a recent trip from up north to down south, I found myself feeling a little sad about that, because a relaxing weekend in San Antonio sure does a body good. San Antonio is a Long Way from the Panhandle Growing up in Amarillo,

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Hiking at The Violet Crown Trail

One of the things I love most about my man and this marriage we're still perfecting is the fact that we are also still discovering new things about each other. Hiking is One of Those Things In the first place, we didn't date long enough to know much about each other. In the second place, I guess that's part of what has made these years together so much fun. We are still combining what makes us individually him and individually me into what is collectively known as us. For example, neither one of us ever individually knew that

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Shopping in Lakeway, Texas

If life were all about the shopping, I would definitely come up short and be constantly confessing my aversion for it. I just don't love to shop. H-o-w-e-v-e-r, when it comes to this kind of shopping, I can do it all the livelong day. Put me in a store where the music is good and there's something yummy to drink while browsing, and you have now lured me in like a slow southern catfish who only goes for the best of the bait. Speaking of bait, Texas is home to some beautiful communities where fishing is not afar off, my

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The Carpenter Hotel – Retro Comfy Meets South Austin Trendy

Austin has no shortage of great places to the stay the night. If you want fancy, we've got it. Prefer rustic? There's plenty of that around these parts, too. But if you're looking for a hotel that offers a retro feel with a side note of history, you might want to check out The Carpenter Hotel on Josephine Street. Hall Turned Hotel This is the way the building looked back in the day when it was the Carpenters Union Hall. [caption id="attachment_7860" align="aligncenter" width="680"] Photo from The Carpenter

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2nd Annual Essential List of Home Tours

As the sayings go, a man's home is his castle, his sanctuary and where his heart is. Home is where we let our hair down and enjoy some solitude away, ballgames on tv, and sleeping in our own beds. The opportunity to visit someone inside the four walls of where they live is an honor on any day of the week, but on home tours, the experience takes on an added air of expectancy. Our homes are where we dwell, where we think, where we smile and where we discuss all manner of topics. It's this opportunity to see inside the soul of

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Great Places to Snap Some Fall Scenery Around Austin

Listed as America's top state for business, Texas ranks high in categories that make this a great place to live and do business. One such qualifying criteria for our high marks measures quality of life. Truthfully, we do have an exceptional quality of life here in the Lone Star State, don't we, pardners? Nowhere can you find any more fantastic food, amazing entertainers (George Strait!), captivating culture nor satisfying scenery. Speaking of scenery, here's just a smidgen of exceptional places to snap yourself some fall scenery

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