Yearly Archive: 2017

May 22

Texas Military Forces Museum – Austin

The Texas Military Forces Museum is a hidden gem.  Free! Can’t beat that.  So off to a good start there.  However, the number of artifacts, military vehicles, and dioramas was incredible.  The Texas Military Forces Museum made this history buff extremely happy. Located at Camp Mabry an active military base. Meaning that upon entering we …

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May 15

Jacob’s Dream – Abilene, Texas

Impressive is probably the best way to sum up Jacob’s Dream.  The 40-foot tall bronze sculpture of the biblical account of Jacob’s Dream of a stairway to heaven.  Located on one of the nicest college campuses I have ever seen.  Abilene Christian University looks brand new even though the Jacob’s Dream statue was dedicated at …

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May 10

Abilene Zoo – Texas

Big or small it does not matter we like to go to zoos.  It has become our vacation ritual.  We had never been to the Abilene Zoo before and finding ourselves in the area decided to go.  Zoo trips with our kids does not get much better.  Our 4-year-old loves animals and has a head …

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May 09

 Fort Phantom Hill – Abilene, Texas

Lines of chimney stacks is what greeted us as we took in some Texas state history at Fort Phantom Hill.  There was something ghostly about the ruins there.  A sort of uneasy feeling about walking around the grounds of the abandoned fort.  I imagine the soldiers stationed there had a similar feeling.  Kind of out …

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May 04

Lucy Park – Wichita Falls, TX

A get out and stretch the legs spot and with a growing family any area to burn off some of my kids’ energy is a good one.  Lucy Park is a regional park.  Located in the city of Wichita Falls, Texas.  Lucy Park was a fun little spot to take the kids. For a city …

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May 02

Jasmine Moran Children’s Museum – Seminole, OK

A place to let our kid’s imagination run wild.  Jasmine Moran Children’s Museum is one of the largest children’s museums that we have ever been to.  The place is massive.  42,000 square feet of indoor interactive space to explore as well as a large outdoor play area the Jasmine Moran Children’s Museum was the perfect …

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May 01

Pedernales Falls State Park – Texas

Pedernales Falls State Park lies 45 miles east of Austin Texas.  Needless to say, it is a popular state park. Especially, in the dog days of summer when the park becomes a great place to swim, wade, canoe or tube down the river.  However, with over 5,000 acres to explore Pedernales Falls State Park has …

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Apr 10

Oklahoma Route 66 Museum: Clinton, OK

Route 66 is Americana at its best.  Located in Clinton, Oklahoma on the western side of the state along I40 is the state’s official Route 66 museum.  The Oklahoma Route 66 Museum is a nice little stop that explains the rise and fall of the Mother Road. Affiliated with the Oklahoma Historical Society.  The Oklahoma …

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Mar 29

Historic Fort Reno: Oklahoma

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Historic Fort Reno has an interesting history that the good people of the Historic Fort Reno Inc., are trying to retell.  A work in progress.  Historic Fort Reno has been undergoing a renovation and restoration since 1997.  Several of the Fort’s buildings have been stabilized and restored.  As well as new projects along the way. …

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Mar 26

Stafford Air and Space Museum: Oklahoma

Not all great museums are found in large cities.  The Stafford Air and Space Museum located in the small town of Weatherford is a fine example of great things coming from small places.  A world class museum that is reasonably priced.  Making the Stafford Air and Space Museum a must see when traveling down I40 …

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