American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame and Museum – Amarillo, TX

While in Amarillo on a 3-day weekend we were able to tour the American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame and Museum. It is an amazing museum which honors people and horses who contributed to the growth of the American Quarter Horse. It is also the world’s largest equine breed registry and membership organization.  Continue reading “American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame and Museum – Amarillo, TX”

The Big Texan Steak Ranch – Home of the 72oz Steak

We just recently celebrated Valentines’ day and it made me start thinking about some of the Valentines celebration in the past. Since Gene was working nights for quite a few years we tried to take a 3-day weekend somewhere to just get away and enjoy some time together. One year, we spent three days in Amarillo and had a blast. Dinner on Valentines found us at the Big Texan Steak Ranch.  Continue reading “The Big Texan Steak Ranch – Home of the 72oz Steak”

The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza – Dallas

Sixth Floor MuseumAs I write this post, it is the dawn of a very sad day in American history. It is the day John F. Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas, TX. With that said, I wanted to share our visit to The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza in his honor. It was eye opening and very sad. I wasn’t born yet when he was assassinated, but my mom and grandma have told me stories about remembering where they were and what they were doing when they heard he was killed. Not surprisingly, that day will still probably elicit memories from people here in the US and around the world.  Continue reading “The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza – Dallas”

Minute Maid Park and the Houston Astros

minute-maid-park-bldgOriginally named The Ballpark at Union Station, Enron Field, and Astros Field,  Minute Maid Park opened in 2000 and is Houston’s first retractable-roofed stadium. The largest entrance to the park is inside what was once Houston’s Union Station, and the left-field side of the stadium features a railway as homage to the site’s history. The train moves along a track on top of the length of the exterior wall beyond left field whenever an Astros player hits a home run and/or the Astros win a game. It was so cool to see. I’ve seen it many times on TV but so cool to see in person. Continue reading “Minute Maid Park and the Houston Astros”

Remember the Alamo? A Unique History Lesson

alamoOn a trip to Texas we spent a few days in the San Antonio area and had a blast.  We enjoyed spending some time at the River Walk as well as our tour of The Alamo.  I heard it was small, but I was quite surprised at how small it really was when seeing it for the first time.  It’s amazing that this is where the Spanish colonization first took hold, Mexico armed its independence and even the Confederacy stood its ground. Continue reading “Remember the Alamo? A Unique History Lesson”

The Famous River Walk in San Antonio, Texas

 Riverwalk Have you ever been to the River Walk in San Antonio? I had heard of this place for many years but had never been to that part of Texas. Finally we made it to the San Antonio area and it was on the top of our to-do list. I will share our visit in a minute, but for those who haven’t been, or don’t know much about the River Walk, here is a little bit of history and information.  Continue reading “The Famous River Walk in San Antonio, Texas”

Route 66 in Amarillo, Texas – Not Just an Ordinary Street

Historic Route 66On a recent trip to Amarillo, we had a chance to walk and drive up and down part of 6th Avenue Historic District, aka Route 66. It was a little cold in February, but we still had a nice time. As I said on my previous blog post Amarillo by Morning, I was amazed with all the antique shops and stores. It definitely makes up the feel of the town. I really liked it. Continue reading “Route 66 in Amarillo, Texas – Not Just an Ordinary Street”

Amarillo by Morning – Amarillo, Texas

For Valentine’s Day 2015 we decided to check out the little town of Amarillo, TX. and drove throughout the night to get there on Valentines Day morning.  Hence, the title, Amarillo by Morning 🙂  Couldn’t resist. Anyway, it was a whirlwind two-night trip, but we had a wonderful time exploring a new city together. The first thing I noticed was the wind. It was crazy and it didn’t stop the whole time we were there. Other than that, it seemed like a nice little town. Much slower pace than here in Denver, but still has all the amenities anyone could need. I did notice a lot of banks for some reason, lol. Continue reading “Amarillo by Morning – Amarillo, Texas”