Jack Ryan’s is a Gem under the Derricks

If you have never been to Jack Ryan's in downtown Kilgore, you are in for a treat. Not only will you have some incredible views of oil derricks as you drive up to their door, the food is worth every single mile that you drive to get there. I had eaten there this summer for lunch but this was the first time for the dinner service. From the bar staff that attended to us until our entire party arrived, the waiter that served us all night, to the hostess that opened the door for us when we left;  the service was impeccable. I am so excited that a restaurant of this caliber can be found … [Read more...]

Staycation Day 2 in Blanco,Texas

Day 2 of Operation Staycation found us in the Hill Country town of Blanco. It is just a short 50 mile drive from San Antonio but seems like a world away. I would often visit Blanco on business when I had clients there and loved the slow pace and laid back attitude of all the people that I interacted with. Seeing the swimmers at Blanco State Park from my view off of Highway 281 over the years, made me want to take my kids to explore the beautiful scenery. My family finally made the visit on Sunday. I am now regretting why we haven't taken them before now.  It was indeed a wonderful day … [Read more...]

Buc-ee’s- A Pit Stop Like No Other

We finally stopped at the new Buc-cee's. If you aren't from Texas, then I can best describe it as the world's biggest convenience store and gas station. It has amassed a huge following by offering clean restrooms,snacks of all sorts and the cheapest gas per gallon; day in and day out. They also are brilliant at marketing by offering cheap prices on T-shirts with their Beaver mascot featured prominently. If you travel with teenagers of any age, then you know that you have to take their picture with their Buc-ee's shirt throughout their travels, kind of like Flat Stanley but way cooler!  Who … [Read more...]

A Peachy Sunday

Every year our family goes peach picking.There is just nothing like eating a peach right off the tree. The best tasting ones are the juiciest. The juice rolls down your arm in a wonderfully,sticky mess. Ah, summertime. In years past, we had gone to the same peach farm for our peach picking adventures. It was a small farm that was owned by a family that was more or less in the back of their house.  They were such a wonderful couple. They made you feel right at home and remembered our family from year to year. The kids loved playing with their pets and would even get rides on their four … [Read more...]

This site is protected by Comment SPAM Wiper.