Josh Grider performs his #1 hit “You Dream, I’ll Drive” at the Grand Stafford Theater in Bryan, Texas as part of the Texas Music Pickers series.
We wanted to wish a very HAPPY BIRTHDAY to the legendary Gary P. Nunn!
We toast to Gary today and every day on his cosmic cowboy music that changed the landscape of the Lone Star State in the 70’s and still rocks today. Hardly a day goes by where we don’t sing along to greats like “London Homesick Blues”, “What I Like About Texas”, and “Taking Texas To The Country”!
Enjoy this short video in honor of Gary and his incredible career that we put together for Gary when he turned 70 last year.
Watching the incredible Gary P. Nunn perform is without a doubt, well worth a stop on The Texas Bucket List!
Ready for another week of The Texas Bucket List? This episode we feature all of the things that are bigger and better in Texas from our burgers to our presidents, so get ready to add some places to your list that will make you proud to be from the Lone Star State!
First we steep ourselves in Texas tradition by visiting the Sam Houston Memorial Museum in Huntsville. What could be more Texan than a place dedicated to the first president of the Lone Star State? For an experience that goes beyond the textbook and into the mind of the great Sam Houston, you’ll have to visit this museum in order to call yourself a true Texan.
For our TX Burger Burger of the Week we stop in at Karbach Brewing Company in Houston to sample a burger that pairs with some delicious in-house brewed beverages. A mouthwatering sky-high burger that boasts a 44 Farms patty, it’s go big and go bold at this brewery that seeks to capture the essence of Texas style and flavor – and succeeds!
Next, for some funky boondock beats, we visit the Brazos County Fair to listen to Catfish Cain’s “Squeeze Honey.”
On our last stop we visit the mini-paradise that is the San Antonio Botanical Garden. Home to many different varieties of plants and exotic specimens, the gardens boast five greenhouses in the critically acclaimed Lucile Halsell Conservatory. From cacti and succulents to ferns and orchids, it’s an outdoor excursion you’ll want to take to appreciate the natural beauty of the Lone Star State.
We pick up a few tasty treats from the Royalty Pecan Farms in the Brazos Valley. With its beautiful location and delicious delicacies just exploring this farm is one shell of an of experience!
This week on “The Texas Bucket List,” we visit places that have undergone renovations to bring you some of the best of what Texas has to offer.
Our first stop is at Geppetto’s Theater and Workshop in the Dallas Hilton Anatole Hotel. If you think that marionette plays are just for kids, then think again. The medieval charm and magical feel will transport you back and time and make you forget that the puppets onstage aren’t real. This is a performance that you have to see to believe!
After watching the theater’s amazing routine, we drop in at the Peached Tortilla in Austin to sample a burger that has homegrown southern roots, but branches into the flavor explosion of Asian cuisine. It’s a blend of flavors well mixed with a few special ingredients that you just have to try for yourself!
Next, we sway with the music to some head-nodding, foot-tapping blues by Jay White and the Blues Commanders performing “What Have We Learned.”
For our last stop, we kick back and relax in Del Rio to the beautiful views and dazzling sunsets of the Lodge at Sanders Point by Lake Amistad. There’s no better place to escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life with a family trip or weekend getaway in the cabins. We’ll see you next week, after we’re done taking our own little vacation!
If you can’t get enough of the eerie, pop on over to Thurber, a ghost town with a tall spire on Interstate 20. There not too much that’s left of the once-bustling Texas brick manufacturing and coal mining town. We learn about the people that were forced to leave this place and visit one of the most desolate graveyards we’ve ever gazed at — well worth the stop on The Texas Bucket List!
This week on The Texas Bucket List we visit places that have had a hand in shaping history in more ways than one.
First we visit Presidio La Bahia in Goliad to explore the grounds where men died defending the great state of Texas from Santa Anna’s troops. You can even stay the night at La Bahia, just as long as you aren’t afraid of the ghosts of soldiers past. It’s a place that every Texan should visit and listen close to hear the cry of war in the breeze – Remember Goliad!
Next we grab a bite at Gold N Crisp in La Grange, well-known for their mouthwatering fried chicken but also sporting a wholesome and delicious cheeseburger. You’d better hurry to cross this one off of your list, because the owners – who served food for the infamous Chicken Ranch – are looking to retire. Grab your burger before it’s too late – and don’t forget a drumstick or two!
After we finish our last juicy bite, we stop in Bryan to jam out to country singer Austin English’s “Crazy.”
For our final stop we visit the Hand Collection of Dr. Adrian Flatt, M.D. in Dallas at the Baylor University Medical Center. From presidents to football players, the hands of people that have made some of the greatest contributions to society are preserved forever in his personal collection. We have to give a hand to Dr. Flatt, because this is an exhibit that you’ve just got to add to your list.
We fill our bellies at Orlando’s in Lubbock, an Italian restaurant with a burger that has a taste of paradise!
If you’re into things that are homemade and home-grown, get ready to add some great places to your list this week on The Texas Bucket List!
To get things going we start off with a little shopping at the San Antonio Market Square, one of the largest markets for Mexican goods outside of Mexico. Be prepared for bright colors, rich culture, and history that dates back to 1730.
Next, prepare to send your taste buds into a coma after just one bite of the Coma Burger at Braindead Brewing Company in Dallas. This phenomenal burger is made with unique, homemade ingredients from the patty to the mustard. Cool vibes, homemade brews, and an even better burger!
After that flavor explosion, we recover by listening to “You Dream, I’ll Drive” by country crooner Josh Grider.
Last but certainly not least, we pick up some pecans at the Royalty Pecan Farms in the Brazos Valley. If you need a nice, flavorful holiday snack or just want to try something different, the home-grown flavored pecans are the perfect choice. Nothing beats the beautiful location and delicious delicacies to round out this week’s edition of The Texas Bucket List.
Haley Cole performs “Goodwill” as part of the Texas Music Pickers concert at the Grand Stafford Theater in downtown Bryan, Texas.