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Good Places Great Things

Good Places Great Things

Just two friends traveling Texas and beyond ...

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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 […]

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 soulmate quite by accident. We were taking a back road to Round Top and stopped for lunch at a diner on the town square. The burger was so good, we decided we’d go back one day and have another.

But you know how that goes.

 

After lunch, we walked around. There were antique shops and art galleries and a small museum, but everything was closed except for the grocery store and the bank. We made a mental note not to visit again on a Monday and headed back to the car. That’s when we noticed the old hotel just across the street from the diner.  It had an official Texas historical marker on the front. Lace curtains hung in the windows and a couple of green plastic chairs sat on the sidewalk. The door was locked, so we peaked through the windows. We could see someone was taking good care of the old place. We decided that next time we stopped in Fayetteville, we would call and see if we could take a tour. (more…)

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 […]

A Little More Haunting Charm – St. Francisville

  Choosing what to do on our last day in St. Francisville was easy. We would divide our time between two plantations: Laura and Myrtles. Since nighttime is the best time to tour a haunted house, we made the Myrtles reservations for 8:00 pm. It’s […]


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.

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