Hiking to the Lighthouse in Palo Duro Canyon State Park
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Hiking to the Lighthouse in Palo Duro Canyon State Park

A lighthouse is the iconic symbol of Palo Duro Canyon State Park, just outside of Amarillo, Texas.  It’s not a lighthouse like you would see along a coastline.  It’s a sandstone rock formation.  To see it, you have to hike to in the Grand Canyon of Texas.  Palo Duro is the second largest canyon in … Continue reading

West Texas Road Trip:  One Night in Marfa
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West Texas Road Trip: One Night in Marfa

One night in Marfa wasn’t enough. Marfa is everything you’ve heard – weird, quirky, artsy, rugged, remote, and wonderful. It’s a unique blend of sprawling ranches and ultra nuevo art galleries. It’s a town of 1,800 folks in a desert landscape where everything is weathered and that just adds to the charm. It’s where life … Continue reading

Hiking Spicewood Springs in Colorado Bend State Park
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Hiking Spicewood Springs in Colorado Bend State Park

About two hours northwest of Austin, Texas, is a remote wilderness.  Colorado Bend State Park is 5,328 acres and filled with trails and caves.  The most visited spot in the park is Gorman Falls, a 70-foot spring fed waterfall over travertine formations. The day I visited I wanted solitude decided to explore a lesser known … Continue reading

Rolling in Thyme & Dough
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Rolling in Thyme & Dough

After filming a couple of hiking segments for a television station in Austin, Texas, I decided to take the scenic route back to San Antonio taking TX Highway 290 to US-281.  It’s a lot less crowded that I-35, plus the scenery of rolling hills and ranches along the edge of the Texas Hill Country is … Continue reading

5 Reasons for My Love Affair with San Antonio
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5 Reasons for My Love Affair with San Antonio

I have a love affair with the Alamo City. Living in San Antonio for 10 years, I fell in love with the people, the culture, and the incredible food. I also literally fell in love, but the story with that guy should be a Lifetime movie. It will always feel like home to me. I’m … Continue reading