Before visiting Romania, I never really thought about traveling there. It wasn’t at the top of my bucket list (although very few places aren’t somewhere on the list). I knew very little about the country and its culture. I’m always up for an adventure, though, so when our friends, Peter and Estzer, invited us to […]
Author: The Roaming Texan
Tomato basil soup is one of my favorite soups in the world. Pairing it with a hunk of crusty bread sends my tastebuds straight to heaven. This recipe is creamy, comforting, and yumscious!
Artist Profile: Watercolor Artist Mary Skow Watercolor artist Mary Skow didn’t always think of herself as an artist. She taught art and even served as the resident artist at St. Thomas Episcopal School for several years, but still, she says, “I’d shy away from calling myself an artist. For the longest time, I held back. […]
Getting That Déjà vu Feeling while Antique Shopping in Huntsville, Texas Huntsville, Texas, is home to Sam Houston State University (my alma mater), the Fair on the Square, and best of all, plenty of antique shopping. If you are looking for fun finds, Fiesta pottery, vintage vinyl, or any kind of collectible, this growing town […]
I love Elmo, but I can only take so much Sesame Street. When I’ve had enough and need to get out of town, my granddaughter gets to be my #getlost adventure partner. One of our recent daytrips took us to Independence, Texas.
Why 52 hikes?It’s a question I get almost every time I post a picture tagged #52hikechallenge2021. The short answer is that I’m hiking for health—and because it’s fun. Life had zapped my mental energy before 2020 even started. Setting any goal felt out of reach. We were still very much in transition in our return […]
Taco Tuesday. I love that this corner of the world is so into tacos and alliteration that we celebrate almost every Tuesday with tacos. What’s for dinner? It’s Tuesday. Of course, we’re having tacos. I’m happy to have tacos any day of the week—or several days of the week. In a row. Today is Tuesday, […]
Fourth of July fireworks and foodie traditions are the best! I love fireworks on the 4th of July. I don’t love setting them off myself or even having sparklers or Roman candles for the kids. But I LOVE watching them burst in the sky and being close enough to feel the booms and crackles as […]
It has been almost 10 years since the devastating 2011 wildfire. When hiking in Bastrop State Park, you notice things still aren’t back to normal. Recovery takes time. I can’t believe it has been almost ten years since the 2011 wildfire that swept across the Bastrop State Park and surrounding areas. The fire ravaged 32,000-plus […]
Making moonshine is a family affair at Branchwater Moonshine Distillery. If you are roaming through southern Tennessee and are curious about how moonshine is made, check out this family-run business.