Category: United States

Close to Home: Grapevine Vintage Railroad

After visiting the Grapevine Museum we headed across the road to visit the Grapevine Vintage Railroad. From here you can take a train to the Fort Worth Stockyards. At Christmas time the Vintage Railroad turns into the Polar Express! If you like trains check out these other train related posts! Colorado Galveston Frisco I hope

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Hiking Eisenhower State Park

Like I said in my original post about Eisenhower State Park, we didn’t get to do nearly as much hiking as we would have liked due to the trails being super muddy but we did get a bit in and the trails over looking the lake are gorgeous! The non-muddy portions of the trail were

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Visitor’s Guide: Eisenhower State Park

For Christmas Keltin and I purchased ourselves a new tent but we didn’t want to wait until spring to test it out so we decided to plan a winter camping trip to Eisenhower State Park on Lake Texoma. We decided on this state park in part due to the reviews in Best Tent Camping and

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Close to Home: Introduction

I really started this series last week but since then I have actually visited the local Visitor Center and figured than an introduction was in order. I hope these posts inspire you to find those place that are interesting and just around the corner. Place that you wonder past on a walk with the dog

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Looking Out the Front Door

My recent trip to Kansas and exploring the history available right down the road made me wonder what I was missing out my own front door. What spots of history do I drive past without a second glance? It turns out that there is a decent bit that I have been missing. One of these

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Kansas: Wagon Bed Springs National Historic Marker

While at the Historic Adobe Museum we learned about the Wagon Bed or Lower (Cimarron) Spring. This spring was used by those traveling along the Santa Fe Trail. Due to modern farming methods the spring itself has gone dry but you can visit the estimated location of the spring – as long as you don’t

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Kansas: Historic Adobe Museum

Keltin and I took an afternoon to explore and our first stop was the Historic Adobe Museum in Ulysses, Kansas. This is a cute little museum that explores the history of the Grant County and the Santa Fe Trail. There are lots of arrow heads and barbed wire of the region. Fun fact where the

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