Just two friends traveling Texas and beyond ...

Good Places Great Things

Good Places Great Things

Just two friends traveling Texas and beyond ...

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What In The World Happened to Bastrop, Texas?

What In The World Happened to Bastrop, Texas?

Early one Thursday evening, we sat on a deck high above the Colorado River drinking almond-flavored concoctions spiked with “shine”. It was still quite hot, but runners followed a path below that paralleled the water. A canoe or two passed by. Our drinks came from […]

The Quest of the Bed and Breakfast – Jefferson, Texas Style

The Quest of the Bed and Breakfast – Jefferson, Texas Style

How do you choose a place to stay in the “Bed and Breakfast Capital of Texas”? It’s easy. You read a little history and you choose your favorite ghost. We ruled out the historic Jefferson Hotel, even though it looks nice and has a great […]

The Mystery of Big Cypress Bayou

The Mystery of Big Cypress Bayou

A few pretty photos on the Internet and a list of local attractions didn’t prepare us for the reality of Jefferson, Texas. We were greeted by narrow streets lined with old-growth magnolia trees. There were elegant homes, both large and small, with wide front porches and gingerbread trim. It seemed almost everyone had planted flowers, and those who had not, had invested in plastic ones. Everywhere we looked, it was very green and colorful.

The buildings along the downtown streets retain their nineteenth-century facades. You sense there was a bygone era of great wealth. You can’t help but wonder why this tiny town, situated in the middle of the East Texas piney woods, possesses so much southern grace and charm.

We found the answer on Big Cypress Bayou

We were on our way to a vineyard when we saw a sign for a riverboat tour. We usually choose wine over boat rides on brown bayous, but as we crossed the bridge, we could see cypress trees shading the waterway. It looked inviting so we followed the arrow to a small shack.

 

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Crazy About Fayetteville, Texas

Crazy About Fayetteville, Texas

We would love to tell you why we have fallen in love with Fayetteville, Texas, but the truth is: we aren’t sure why. There must be something special there, because we can’t seem to stop going back … and back again. We discovered our small-town […]

Cooking Great Gumbo in New Orleans

Cooking Great Gumbo in New Orleans

Sometimes when we travel, we don’t have a destination in mind, but this time we did. We went to New Orleans for two reasons: to take a cooking class that promised amazing gumbo; and to take a glimpse into the past of a great grandfather […]


Our Beginning

Back to the Blog!

We can’t believe years have passed since our last blog post.  Fortunately for us, while we haven’t been sharing our experiences, we continued to search for good places and great things.  Along the way, we found a small Texas town or two that we love; we discovered that Louisiana is so much more than just Bourbon Street; and we visited our favorite Mexican town, one that is nowhere near a beach.

We will be ready to go as soon as the widgets and plugins and themes that allow our blog to function are updated.  (No easy task!)  If all goes well, we are back to blogging next week.

If you have subscribed to our blog in the past, our next post should arrive via email.  If you haven’t signed up and would like to do that, our “Subscribe to Blog” function is up and running.  It’s on the right sidebar.  All you have to do is enter your email address and click “subscribe” to automatically receive posts.  We are on Instagram now, so please “follow” us there as well.  You can click on the Instagram icon on this page or you can click here to go our account.

We are very excited about our new beginning.  See you next week!