I’ve lived in the great state of Texas for almost five years now. My husband is from Fort Worth. We met and married in Arkansas, then he moved me here to the “big city.” Everyone back home likes to come to Texas to shop and check out all the attractions. I had always loved to visit, so I knew I would love living here too!
Texas has a wide variety of museums, shopping and restaurants to choose from. There is so much to do here it’s almost impossible to get bored. In our area of DFW (Fort Worth) we like to go hiking and be outdoors. We also enjoy visiting Cedar Hill State Park & Dinosaur Valley State Park. It’s so nice to get out in nature and clear our heads. Connor LOVES being outside and the lakes are just gorgeous!
It doesn’t take long to feel that Texas pride!
On one of our many hiking adventures
Fort Worth also has one of the best zoos I’ve ever been to. There is a choo- choo train that goes all around the zoo and it’s perfect for kids. A must-see in the city is the Fort Worth Water Gardens. It’s a manmade waterfall paradise. It’s also where Terence proposed to me almost 12 years ago!
The Botanical Gardens is one of our favorite places to picnic and take pictures. The Japanese garden is so beautiful — the plants and flowers are breathtaking. If you’re looking for the Old West, you’ve come to the right place, partner! The Fort Worth Stock Yards feature a winery, the Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame and lots of Mexican food! You can take in a rodeo and spot more cowboys than you’ve ever seen in your entire life.
Downtown Fort Worth is a hopping place to be as well. At Sundance Square you’ll find live music and lots of great BBQ & Mexican restaurants. Fort Worth is a fantastic place to live and it has a wonderful down-home feel.
When we want to escape our city for a bit we always head to our neighboring city Dallas.
Dallas has some of the best shopping you’ll find and a wide variety of restaurants. The Galleria and North Park Mall are two great places to shop. One of my favorite places is Sprinkles Cupcakes. I’d drive 100 miles to get one of those!
We’ve also been to the Dallas Aquarium and it was a blast! You’ll see all sorts of sea life and other animals up close and personal.
I guess this is the way they do burgers in Texas:
Dallas hosts so many great concerts and sporting events. It’s the home of the Texas Rangers and the Dallas Cowboys. Texans are some of the proudest people I’ve ever met and I’m starting to understand why. They have so much to be proud of! Texas is such a huge state that some say it’s almost like its own country. There is so much to do here and so much variety. And you know what? I am starting to believe everything is bigger and better in Texas! Texas has been good to me and I’m proud to call it my home. For more information about Texas you can visit: www.TravelTex.com.
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