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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Paperback Perils: An Unkindness of Magicians

Title: An Unkindness of MagiciansAuthor: Kat HowardPublication Date: 2017Publishing House: SAGA PRESS Keltin gifted me this book for Christmas this last year and a long holiday weekend was the perfect time to finish it. This is a book of magic and revenge. The Unseen World is made up of magician. Powerful Houses that rule from

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Paperback Perils: The Aeronaut’s Windlass

Title: The Aeronaut’s Windlass Author: Jim ButcherPublication Date: 2015Publishing House: Ace Books I’m still on my audiobook binge. I’m reading stuff too but there are a lot of audiobooks available through the library and not nearly all of them end up on this blog. The only thing is sometimes there is a wait because typically

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Cookbook Review: Famous Dishes from Around the World

Title: Famous Dishes from Around the WorldPublication Date: 2018Publishing House: Moonstone Press LLC Thank you Moonstone Press for sending me this book to review. From my Friday blog posts everyone can tell that I love to cook but reviewing a cookbook is something I haven’t done before. This book is really neat because every word

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Paperback Perils: The Kingdom of Copper

Title: The Kingdom of CopperAuthor: S.A. ChakrabortyPublication Date: 2019Publishing House: HarperCollins The Kingdom of Copper is the second book in The Daevabad Trilogy after The City of Brass. I first read The City of Brass last year as part of the Book of the Month club and I loved it. I’m pretty sure I devoured

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Paperback Perils: Princeps’ Fury

Title: Princeps’ FuryAuthor: Jim ButcherPublication Date: 2008Publishing House: Ace Books So I’m not sure why but I have seriously been binging the audiobooks lately. This book has 14 parts and is probably around 20 hours and I finished it in less than a week. I don’t even remember the last time I listened to the

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Weekend Wandering: Symphonie Fantastique

Keltin and I love shows and last weekend was a busy one with Miss Saigon on Saturday and Symphonie Fantastique on Sunday at the Meyerson Symphony Center. The first piece was Brahms Concerto in D Major for Violin and Orchestra. These piece was in three parts. This piece was interesting because there was a full

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Weekend Wandering: Miss Saigon

I have season tickets to the Dallas Summer Musicals and one of the musicals was Miss Saigon. I probably should have looked up a short synopsis before going but I like a surprise and didn’t want to spoil the story. I’ve never been to a musical or show in general that was so raunchy or

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Foodie Friday: Mesquite Smoked Pork Ribs

Keltin has wanted to learn to smoke meat for a while and recently added the smoker attachment to our grill. After getting some pork ribs he decided this was the perfect time to start. But he didn’t know what to put on them. I actually had very little to do with this recipe besides helping

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