The Dark Skies in West Texas

The Dark Skies in West Texas

Summer is our time to explore and stay up late at night. When I had the opportunity to visit the Astronomer's Lodge in Fort Davis, Texas at the McDonald Observatory -- a rare treat -- one of the first things I began to dream about was seeing the Milky Way and attempting to capture those twinkly stars on my camera. 

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From Waco to Hico to Abliene

From Waco to Hico to Abliene

This blog post title has a ring do it, no!? We traveled mighty far in Texas, a grand total of 16+ hours or something like that. Can't even count the miles! But we started in Dallas, ended up in Fort Davis, and Waco, Hico and Abilene were some of our most memorable stops. My mom and I are good travelers together; we've shared many road trips.  And they come with bizarre stories, they truly do!

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Coffee Diaries | South Down Coffee

Coffee Diaries | South Down Coffee

We decided to explore the town of Oyster Bay, a short drive away from Sagamore Hill.  Everything was so quaint in the snow, and the surroundings almost begged us to slow down and appreciate the tranquility. Nevertheless, I was driving, flustered with Google Maps, and decided to just have my mom search for the nearest coffee place that sounded good. Finding South Down Coffee was serendipitous.

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