The Hippie~Dippie~Sleepy Little Village of Briarcliff Texas… Just Outside of Austin

Briarcliff is one of those sleepy little Texas villages, but with a twist… current population is somewhere around 1200ish and growing every day.  Folks here a fiercely independent free thinking Texans and wannabe Texans who have a definite live and let live attitude.  It is a hidden gem and located on Lake Travis in the… Continue reading The Hippie~Dippie~Sleepy Little Village of Briarcliff Texas… Just Outside of Austin

Famous Shriners, Shrine Circus and those cute little brave Shriners Hospital kids…

  What do John Wayne, Buzz Aldrin and Ernest Borgnine all have in common?  They are famous Shriners… The Shriners are a Fraternal offshoot of the Masons. They were founded in 1870 by a Doctor, Walter Flemming and a famous actor of the time, William Florence who were both from New York City. They wanted… Continue reading Famous Shriners, Shrine Circus and those cute little brave Shriners Hospital kids…

We pulled the trigger!!! Buying our rig, overcoming initial hiccups and our first RV trip to Louisiana…

From buying our rig at Camping World in Jackson Mississippi, to a midnight emergency call to Good Sam Club and our inaugural trip to Reunion Ranch RV Park in Louisiana.  We have spent the last year researching, going to RV shows and talking to folks in order to find the best RV for us.  There… Continue reading We pulled the trigger!!! Buying our rig, overcoming initial hiccups and our first RV trip to Louisiana…

Rockport, Gloucester and Good Harbor Beach on the North Shore of Massachusetts ~ The coldest cold in the winter but also magical

Winter in Rockport Massachusetts is beautiful but not for the feint of heart.  It’s a town for salty fishermen, small town New Englanders and a thriving local artist community. In fact, Rockport’s Art Colony is one of the oldest in America and it is home to more than thirty galleries. Artistic renderings of this iconic… Continue reading Rockport, Gloucester and Good Harbor Beach on the North Shore of Massachusetts ~ The coldest cold in the winter but also magical

We’ve flown the coop … The Big Texan, Strawberry Fields Dispensary and The Garden of the Gods

Well, we’ve gone and flown the coop! We are embarking on an adventure and road tripping from Austin to Colorado Springs, Colorado and The Garden of the Gods, with a few stops along the way. The nice thing about being an EmptyNester is that you can just pick up and go whenever you want to.… Continue reading We’ve flown the coop … The Big Texan, Strawberry Fields Dispensary and The Garden of the Gods

Corpus Christi, Port Aransas and Rockport/Fulton after Hurricane Harvey

Three months after Hurricane Harvey made direct landfall on these sweet Texas Gulf Coast Beach towns there has been great progress but so much is still to be done… Texas is just one of those amazing places… the people here have an indominable spirit  and a determination that is unique, fiercely independent and solid in… Continue reading Corpus Christi, Port Aransas and Rockport/Fulton after Hurricane Harvey