The “Taj Mahal” of Texas Barbecue

In my ongoing quest to experience the very finest in Texas BBQ, I set out on another great road trip last Friday bound for the small town of Taylor, Texas, a mere 30 miles from Austin, but seemingly half a world away, a step back in time and, most importantly, home to the legendary Louie […]

Best Bets For Keepin’er Cool

Evidence from last year’s torrid run, as we know, summers in Texas can bring extreme heat and an undeniable desire to cool off outdoors. That said, here’s a list of your best bets to find relief from the searing sun in and around the Austin area: 1) Barton Springs Pool http://www.austintexas.gov/department/barton-springs-pool 2) Hamilton Pool Nature […]

Just Carryin’ On An Ol’ Family Tradition…

For three straight years now, when Father’s Day Weekend has approached, my Dad, Roger, and I have taken to the open roads and headed north from Austin to Omaha, Nebraska, in the heartland of America, for the College World Series. A total thrill for both of us, having watched the CWS on ESPN for decades, […]

Rockin’ The Hill Country

If you find yourself seeking a cool experience and in need of a short day trip from Austin, might I recommend the uber-unique setting of Enchanted Rock State Natural Area, located in between Llano and Fredericksburg in the Texas Hill Country. The enormous pink granite rock formation is a great location for a mildly strenuous […]

Holding Court Throughout Texas

To those of us who truly love the Lone Star State, we thrive on sharing the pockets of natural beauty throughout the many miles of Texas. One aspect along these lines that tends to get overlooked is the great quantity of incredibly cool courthouses we have among the hundreds of counties in this wonderful state. […]