Category Archive: Travel

Jun 26

Chase Lake Falls – Cottonwood Falls, Kansas

Chase Lake Falls is a scenic spillway waterfall located near Cottonwood Falls, Kansas.  Like many waterfalls in the state they are man-made from reservoirs.  Meaning that their beauty and water flow is determined by the amount of water in the lake they flow from. On our particular visit to Chase Lake Falls the water was …

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Jun 24

Tallgrass Prairie Natural Preserve: Kansas  

Set in the rolling Flint Hills of Kansas is the tallgrass prairie last hope.  Once covering 170 million acres of North American land the tallgrass prairie is down to less than 4%.  The Tallgrass Prairie Nature Preserve protects 11,000 acres of that once vast sea of grass.  It gives its visitors a chance to walk …

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Jun 23

Austin Zoo – Texas

Austin Zoo is not your typical zoo and would be more suitably called a sanctuary.  It takes in unwanted exotic animals and gives them a place to live.  We have been to other animal sanctuaries and support them in what they do.  However, when I tell my 5-year-old we are going to a zoo she …

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Jun 22

Gorman Falls: Texas

Gorman Falls is one of the pretty features of the Texas Hill Country.  Located in the middle of nowhere Central Texas this one is a bit out of the way.  About two hours northwest of Austin Colorado Bend State Park was a bit of a pain to get to but seeing Gorman Falls made up …

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May 30

Twin Falls – Texas

Obviously, the main attraction to Perdernales Falls State Park is Perdernales Falls.  If it wasn’t then the state park would be grossly miss named.  But do not overlook the short hike to Twin Falls.  It is a small waterfall.  Though it has its merits.  One being waterfalls are few and far between in the Plains.  …

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May 29

River Bend Nature Center – Wichita Falls, Texas

We are always looking for interesting and educational experiences for our girls. My wife and I feel that if we can make learning fun while they are young maybe they will enjoy it when they are older.  So, nature centers, zoos, interactive museums are all on the top of our list when it comes to …

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May 25

Storybook Capitol of Texas – Abilene

My eldest loves to read.  She always has.  Hope she always will.  So, when we were in Abilene, Texas.  We had to stop by and see the character sculptures. Walking around the park and several of the downtown streets to see them ended up being a real treat for her.  Though a few of the …

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May 24

Pedernales Falls – Texas

Not 100% sure that Pedernales Falls qualifies as a waterfall.  Since I am no expert and the Plains are lacking in the waterfall department.  Might as well be like the majority of things out there today and just go with it and sort out the truth after. Pedernales Falls is basically the lowering of the …

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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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