Category: Travel Tales

Texas: Pedernales Falls State Park

As we headed home from Fredericksburg, Keltin and I wanted to get one good hike in and it made since to find a park on the way home. We decided to stop by Pedernales Falls State Park. This is a very popular park and we managed to get in just before the park was closed

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Texas State Capitol and Congress Ave

Over Memorial Day weekend Keltin and I decided to visit Austin. Specifically to visit the state capitol building. I had not visited in years and Keltin had never been. We decided to go on Sunday morning, it was probably no where near as busy as Saturday was but we didn’t really account for it being

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Texas: Old Tunnel State Park

On the way to Walnut Canyon Cabins and walking distance from Alamo Springs Cafe is Old Tunnel State Park. This is a tiny state park, the smallest in Texas in fact, and is just over 16 acres. Old Tunnel is named for the old train tunnel that runs through the front portion of the park.

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National Museum of the Pacific War

The first thing I asked when fining out that the National Museum of the Pacific War was in Fredericksburg, Texas was why was it in Fredericksburg, Texas? Well Admiral Chester W. Nimitz is from there. This museum is massive as it covers all of the Pacific Theater during WWII and looks briefly at the history

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Texas Hill Country: Walnut Canyon Cabins

During our recent trip to Fredericksburg we wanted to stay somewhere different. Keltin came across the Walnut Canyon Cabins. Wonderful and quiet. The property has seven cabins of varying sizes about 15 minutes from Fredericksburg. The roads to get there were lush with trees and wildflowers and in the evening – white tail deer. We

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Texas Hill Country

For Memorial Day weekend Keltin and I visited the Fredericksburg in the Texas hill country. Rolling hills covered with trees or with neatly plotted vineyards. The roads were lined with wild flowers. Bright spots of color against a bright green background. It was a beautiful and busy weekend. We aren’t the type to relax to

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Study Abroad: Ponte Vecchio

Probably one of the more well known landmarks of Florence, Italy is the Ponte Vecchio that spans the river Arno. It is the oldest bridge in Florence although it was rebuilt in 1345 and has withstood many events from wars to floods. No days the Ponte Vecchio is lined with jewelers shops – over priced

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Study Abroad: Cinque Terre: Swimming in the Mediterranean

One of the things that I remember most about visiting Cinque Terre was swimming in the Mediterranean. It was after lunch and the day was so hot. The water was an translucent blue with hints of gray and it was cold, so cold. I’m not sure if it was so cold because the day was

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