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A Texas Heritage Travel Guide

Destinations worth the drive!

Spring 2016 Wildflowers and Floral Events

Cedar Hill and Wildflowers and Penn Farm Spring is officially here. The weather has been nice for a while now in North Texas. The Bluebonnets are making an early showing this year. On a drive to Cedar Hill Texas this past Sunday I noticed Bluebonnets everywhere as I...

Spring Ho Festival

Spring Ho Festival this week in Lampasas Texas Funny name, serious small town festival. Spring Ho has been on the second full weekend in July since 1972. Events all week, but they save the best for the weekend. No one is ever going to confuse mid-July in...

Hanna Springs Sculpture Garden in Lampasas Texas

Lampasas Sculpture Garden in Campbell Park The Hanna Springs Sculpture Garden occupies the park space at historic Hanna Springs. Local artist Nancy Gray originated the idea of a sculpture garden and was instrumental in its early development. Lampasas Association for...

The Murals of Lampasas Texas

For anyone visiting Lampasas for a day or more, locating and enjoying the murals is a great way to spend a little time. The murals tell individual stories of the heritage of Lampasas. For now they are all near the historic district, so it’s possible to find them...

Flight 93 National Memorial

Reflection on Sacrifice, Heroic and Pure The Flight 93 National Memorial near Shanksville Pennsylvania is our nation’s lasting tribute to those brave individuals of Flight 93 who gave their lives, in service of their great county, on September 11, 2001. I...

Dean’s Diner in Blairsville Pennsylvania

Dean’s in Blairsville Pennsylvania is a classic 1950’s diner. A Fodero, to be more exact. Opened for business in 1953. The diner car part of the restaurant seemed very original. There is an addition wrapped around the original stainless steel diner car. So...

Storm’s Drive-in, Lampasas Texas

Storm’s in Lampasas opened for business in 1950. This place was originally called the Dairy Cue. They sold soft-serve ice cream, but hamburgers were also on the menu. The business grew all through the 1950’s, and the awnings and speaker system were...

A Day in Lampasas Texas

Last weekend I went to Lampasas Texas. The main purpose of the trip was to swim in the pool at Hancock Springs, but there was enough time left over to explore other attraction in Lampasas. Hancock Springs Hancock Springs has been a popular destination for swimming at...

Texas Hill Country Furniture and Mercantile

Home of the “Star of Texas Rocker” There are so many pages on the Web that feature a picture of the Star of Texas Rocker but not much more. I just figured there wasn’t anything else here to see. What a surprise it was to find an interesting business...

Krause Springs in Spicewood Texas

Krause Springs is one heck of a swimming hole. This place has been on every list of the best places to swim in Texas that I have ever read. That means that quite a few other web sites have visited this destination and wrote elegantly about it. Here’s my quick...

Glen Rose Texas Destination Guide

If you’re planning a visit to Glen Rose Texas either for a vacation or a long weekend, the information here should be helpful. This article spotlights attractions in Glen Rose and provides a little history and background information for the area. Glen Rose...

Oakdale Park in Glen Rose Texas

Oakdale Park has a long history in Glen Rose Texas. Even before the park was built, the land and the water wells attracted people to stay here. The park, swimming pool, and bath house were built in 1925. More recently, the park has been purchased by the City of Glen...

Creation Evidence Museum in Glen Rose Texas

The Creation Evidence Museum is a non-profit educational museum chartered in Texas in 1984 for the purpose of researching and displaying scientific evidence for creationism. Depending on your motivation for visiting the Glen Rose area, you may be interested in this...