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The Beauty of Texas

I was born and raised in the Lone Star State. A place that I am proud to call home. A place that is full of beauty and history. A place where everyone should visit at least once or maybe even come to stay.

The Yellow Rose of Texas
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The History behind the Yellow Rose of Texas is that it is a traditional folk song. The original version became associated with the legend of how an indentured servant named Emily D. West (aka Emily Morgan) unwittingly aided Texans in winning the Battle of San Jacinto, the decisive battle in their War of Independence from Mexico. It is not the State Flower of Texas the Bluebonnet is the State Flower of Texas. They grow wild and their beauty flows across the horizon.

Bluebonnets……The State Flower of Texas

Beautiful Texas Bluebonnets

The Texas Blue Bonnet is also known as Buffalo clover and by the Mexicans-el Conejo. Springtime all along Texas roadways and fields, bluebonnets will make their grand appearance. Native Texans and tourists from all over will make their annual trip to see these beautiful flowers. Many will pose in the middle of massive fields of blue. The pictures are priceless.

On March 07, 1901, it was passed into law and the official state flower of Texas was named. The Lupinus subcarnosus (better known as buffalo clover or bluebonnet). These beautiful flowers generally bloom in early March, hit their peak in late March to mid-April. But can stay blooming as long as possible as the temperature rise in May. This is such a beautiful sight and shouldn’t be missed.

God’s Beautiful Handy-Work

Headway down south to the Gulf of Mexico to Galveston, Texas. Where you can cruise up and down the seawall. Or even climb aboard a cruise ship at The The Port of Galveston for that cruise vacation. The Galveston Seawall is here where you can rent a bike built for 2,4 or 6! Just peddle your way up and down the sidewalks of the seawall. Be sure to stop off at the shops for a souvenir or two!

Hello from Galveston, Texas

“Galveston….oh Galveston…..I still hear your sea winds blowing…I still see her dark eyes glowing…She was twenty-one when I left Galveston….”

What Beautiful lyrics from the late great Glen Campbell.

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While there, be sure to make your way to Galveston’s Historic Downtown and The Strand District. Your trip will not be complete without visiting this National Historic Landmark. As it is recognized for its wonderful collection of 19th-century architecture. The Strand is the heart of downtown and waterfront. Where there are many shops and places to eat, museums, entertainment, nightlife, and accommodations.

Things Remembered

Walking is the best way to get around since everything is within walking distance. But you can always ride on a horse-drawn carriage for a birds-eye view of the waterfront.

Galveston Strand & Historic District

Houston Bound…

If you drive north on Highway 45 from Galveston for an hour or so. You will make your way straight into Houston… “H-Town, as known by all Houstonians! To Minute Maid Park……. Home of the 2017 World Series Champs Houston Astros!

Minute Maid Park

“Let’s Go Astros!”

Love, love, love My 2017 World Series Champs…Houston Astros!!!

Johnson Space Center & Space Center Houston

The Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center is the National Aeronautics & Space Administration’s Manned Spacecraft Center, where human spaceflight training, flight control and research are conducted. It was built and leased to NASA by Joseph L. Smith & Associates.

Lubbock, Texas

If music is in your soul. Then head no further than Lubbock, Texas which is an eight-hour drive from Houston. Once there, you will arrive at the birthplace of “Charles Hardin Holley”. Born September 07, 1936. Nicknamed, “Buddy” by his mother. He was a singer/songwriter, who produced some of the most influential works in rock music. That’s right, the lead singer of “Buddy Holly and the Crickets.”

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Sadly, Buddy Holly died on February 03, 1959 alongside, Ritchie Valens and J.P.Richardson “The Big Bopper” and their pilot Roger Peterson. In a small chartered plane that crashed into a frozen cornfield five miles northwest of Mason City, Iowa airport shortly after takeoff. “The Day the Music Died”

Remember the Alamo

San Antonio, Texas where you can visit one of the most famous historical sites in Texas. The Battle of the Alamo (February 23-March 06, 1836) was a pivotal event in the Texas Revolution. During the fighting, many of the Texian soldiers cried repeatedly, “Remember the Alamo.” I have visited this momentous site, and the experience is very overwhelming (at least to me). Everyone is very quiet, almost an eerie silence. I personally felt the presence of the lives lost.

Remember the Alamo

The San Antonio Riverwalk is also a Must! So many wonderful places to shop and numerous places to eat!

San Antonio Riverwalk

The Dallas Cowboy Cheerleaders

The Dallas Cowboy Cheerleaders, or sometimes known as DDC are the widely regarded cheerleading squad representing the NFL Dallas Cowboys.

Big Bend National Park

Breathtaking

Big Bend National Park is located in the southwestern part of Texas along the Texas-Mexico border. Big Bend was established as a national park on June 20, 1935, preserving the largest tracts of Chihuahuan Desert topography and ecology in the United States. President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed a bill that authorized the establishment of Big Bend National Park.

Exploring Texas….the Places are endless.

Texas, ‘O Texas……you can travel north, south, east or west. From the Beaches to the Hill Country. Where you will always find a new place to eat, drink and be merry. Even make a new friend or two. So, “Boot-Scoot” yourself and bring the family to this beautiful state of ours. The place that I call home.

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6 Comments

  1. Beautiful post, pinned. I would love to visit Texas, it’s so special..

    1. Well, thank you so much. I truly appreciate it. You must put visiting Texas on your bucket list! πŸ™‚

  2. Awesome! As a fellow Texan I agree with you – Texas is beautiful!! Just got back from Big Bend. Have to disagree on one small point….GO RANGERS!!! πŸ™‚

    1. LOL! Love it!! πŸ™‚

  3. Amazing! I know nothing about traveling all over the country, what a wonderful looking place to explore.

    1. Thank you,for your kind comment. I’m a proud Texan, born and raised. πŸ™‚

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