Down in South Texas you’ll find some of the best bird watching in the business. Home to several World Birding Centers you can find colorful things in the sky year round. And over at Quinta Mazatlan, you’ll also learn about the history of McAllen.
We visit Presidio La Bahia in Goliad to explore the grounds where men died fighting for Texas Independence from Mexico. You can even stay the night at La Bahia, just as long as you aren’t afraid of what goes bump in the night! It’s a place that every Texan needs to visit, and hear the battle cry of Texas in soft South Texas breeze – Remember Goliad!
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!
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!
We head to Caddo Lake to ride on a steamboat that is more than just a ghostly echo of the past.
Out in the fields of La Grange, we try our hand at bagging the feathered fowl flying hither and thither across the plains. It’s September 1st, which means it’s officially dove season in the Lone Star State. So slip on your camo, lace up your boots, and grab your shotgun to try your hand at snagging a few to add a little variety to your dinner table. Well worth a stop on The Texas Bucket List!
Lions and tigers and bobcats, oh my! The Tiger Creek Wildlife Refuge in Tyler takes care of several big cats and seeks to educate the public about these endangered animals before they’re all gone. Sporting a few famous felines such as one of Michael Jackson’s original tigers, this refuge is well worth a stop for any cat and animal lover on The Texas Bucket List!
The Colorado State Park in Bend is more than just a pretty place to rest your gaze. Experience the beauty of Gorman Falls, an ever-expanding waterfall, and spelunking in caves that also keep expanding with over 400 tunnels and chasms. From mountain biking to trail walking, this state park has everything an outdoor enthusiast could want. Well worth a stop on The Texas Bucket List!
Walk through a land from another time and see Cretaceous-era dinosaur tracks at the Dinosaur Valley State Park in Glen Rose. Don’t forget to add this one to your list so you can step into the past – literally!
If you have a passion for birdwatching, head on over to the Hagerman National Wildlife Refuge in Sherman and get your camera ready to snap a shot of some breathtaking birds of prey and waterfowl. A resting spot for thousands of migratory birds each year, the Hagerman Refuge sports a scenic lake and grassy fields teeming with wildlife that will speak to any bird (and animal) lover’s heart.