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Texas State Fair

Steve and I live about 10 minutes away from the fairgrounds so we make a point of visiting the Texas State Fair every year, which runs for 4 weeks from late September until mid-October.  Yesterday was the last day and we finally made it out there! The Texas State Fair is the biggest State Fair… Continue reading Texas State Fair

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Jefferson, Texas and the Poltergeist Hotel

My husband grew up in far east Texas, near the Louisiana border in a very, very small town called Linden, TX.  Linden is not know for much other than being the hometown of music artist Don Henley.  The other weekend we drove out to Linden to visit some family graves and leave some flowers so… Continue reading Jefferson, Texas and the Poltergeist Hotel

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Last Minute Trips and Vacation Deals

Sometimes I randomly check airfare and hotels in certain destinations just to see what the prices are like and occasionally I find a great deal.  I often find better deals during the summer to places that are hot – like Phoenix, Austin, Las Vegas or Palm Springs.  Steve and I really weren’t planning to go… Continue reading Last Minute Trips and Vacation Deals

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Review – Hotel Emma, San Antonio

If I could sum up Hotel Emma in one word, it would be “cool.”  If I had 3 words, it would be “industrial chic design.”  Hotel Emma opened in San Antonio’s Pearl District about 6 months ago in mid-2016 so it’s pretty new by anyone’s standards.  The Hotel is located in the old Pearl Brewery… Continue reading Review – Hotel Emma, San Antonio

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San Antonio Weekend – Things to Do

Steve and I did a quick weekend getaway to San Antonio, Texas and stayed at the new Hotel Emma, which I will review separately.  Neither one of us had been to or stayed in downtown San Antonio for around 10 years and while much has stayed the same (the Alamo and the Riverwalk), a lot has… Continue reading San Antonio Weekend – Things to Do

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Austin, TX – Live Music Capital of the World and Home of the UT Longhorns

My husband and I spent a long weekend in Austin to attend the college football season opening game of University of TX v. Notre Dame.  Stephen and I went to UT for college back in the 1990’s, which is where we met, and I also attended UT for law school.  We lived in Austin for about 8… Continue reading Austin, TX – Live Music Capital of the World and Home of the UT Longhorns