Girls R&R Weekend in Port Aransas, Texas
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Girls R&R Weekend in Port Aransas, Texas

I was desperate to see the ocean and to spend time with one of my closest friends. On June 4th, after almost 12 weeks of being landlocked and 10 of those weeks by myself in my condo, I took my first flight since mid-February. My destination was a quick stop in San Antonio then road … Continue reading

Hiking the Chain Trail at Hueco Tanks near El Paso
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Hiking the Chain Trail at Hueco Tanks near El Paso

Chain Trail in Hueco Tanks State Park and Historic Site near El Paso, Texas, is aptly named.  As you ascend North Mountain, you hold on to a chain.  It’s short and steep with a wow factor when you reach the top. I had spent a couple of hours on a Rock Art Tour with a … Continue reading

Rock Art Tells Ancient Stories in Hueco Tanks near El Paso, Texas
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Rock Art Tells Ancient Stories in Hueco Tanks near El Paso, Texas

Religious masks, geometric designs, animals, and people wearing intricate headdresses are painted are the rocks.  You have to slide under rock overhangs, climb up to shelters and squeeze between boulders to see them.  Hueco Tanks State Park and Historic Site is unique in how its rock paintings tell the stories of ancient people.  The pictographs … Continue reading

Experiencing El Paso:  3 Days in Sun City
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Experiencing El Paso: 3 Days in Sun City

I had visited El Paso in the late 1990s on a cross country road trip with my parents.  My father wanted to step foot in Mexico and El Paso gave us the perfect opportunity to walk over to Juarez.  Returning to the city had been on my travel list for a while, especially because I … Continue reading

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