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    Galveston

    by Jim_Eliason Written Jan 16, 2016

    Galveston island is where Texas's rich use to go to build stately mansion away from the Texas mid summer heat. Today it has a nice mix of beaches, museums, historic home and culture it keep a traveler busy for quite a while.

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    Corpus Christi

    by Jim_Eliason Written Jan 16, 2016

    Corpus Christi is Texas's largest gulf coast city. Sitting on a protected bay it has many attractions and farther out beaches and other attractions. It's home to theTexas State Aquarium and Padre Island national seashore.

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    Big Bend National Park

    by Jim_Eliason Written Jan 16, 2016

    One of the most remote national parks, Big Bend is biggest and best national park in Texas and is a hidden gem. Here are miles and miles of desert and mountain hiking far from the crowds of other national parks.

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    Abilene

    by Jim_Eliason Written Jan 16, 2016

    One of the towns that defined the frontier in 1870's Texas, Abilene's main attractions highlight this history and the growth of the city as a railroad city. It's also the largest city you'll pass through on the Texas forts trail

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    Dallas

    by Jim_Eliason Updated Oct 12, 2015

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    Dallas is Texas' largest city and Capital. It has a wide range of sights to see, but its most famous and unique sights are tied to the Kennedy assassination that happened in 1963. The Dallas Fort Worth are is huge and public transportation is limited so a car would be recommended.

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    Enchanted Rock State Park

    by Jim_Eliason Written Feb 22, 2015

    This massive hill in the Texas Hill country, along with it neighbor is part of a single rock that for which these two peaks are just the tip of the iceberg. its a truly amazing site and amazing that this is such a lesser known site.

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    Houston

    by Jim_Eliason Updated Feb 22, 2015

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    Texas' second largest city has a very unique cultural, shaped by oil and its proximity to the gulf and Louisanna, Houston has a much more urban vibe than Dallas. It's home to a major Nasa facility and boasts world class art collections,

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    Fray Garcia de San Francisco statue

    by jorgejuansanchez Written Sep 21, 2014

    Back in El Paso downtown I still noticed another remarkable statue devoted to another Spaniard, Fray Garcia de San Francisco, who was born in Spain and travelled to Mexico during the first half of the XVII century. He was the founder of the Pass of the North.
    The Fray Garcia monument is the first in a series of twelve monuments commemorating the 400 years of the region history.
    Unfortunately, when I was in El Paso (May 2012), only this monument had been erected out of this series.

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    Lone Star Natural Bock

    by Ewingjr98 Written Jun 13, 2014

    Lone Star Natural Bock is clearly a ripoff of Shiner Bock, Texas' most famous beer. Unfortunately for Lone Star, their bock bier pales in comparison to Shiner. On RateBeer.com, Lone Star Bock scores an 8 overall and a measly 1 out of 100 for the bock style. Shiner Bocks gets a 39 style rating, still not great, but 39 times better than Lone Star!

    Lone Star Brewery was established in 1884 by Adolphus Busch and a group of San Antonio businessmen. The flagship beer is Lone Star Beer, "The National Beer of Texas." Both the original 1894 brewery and 1933 brewery buildings still stand in San Antonio, but the second location stopped brewing beer in 2000, and Lone Star Beer production is now contracted out to other breweries.

    Lone Star was locally owned until purchased by Olympia Brewing Co. of Washington in 1976. In 1983, G. Heileman brewery in La Crosse purchased the brand and the brewery. In 1994 G. Heileman beers were purchased by a private equity firm, then Stroh's brought the brands in 1996. In 1999 Pabst bought the Stroh label and its collection of beers, and this company maintains ownership of Lone Star Beer today. Other than Lone Star, Pabst owns Old Milwaukee, Colt .45, Stroh's, Olympia, National Bohemian beer, and several other brands.

    My favorite thing about Lone Star is the puzzles under the caps (http://www.lonestarbeer.com/fun_games/puzzlecapdecoder.aspx.

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    Fort Richardson

    by Jim_Eliason Written May 14, 2014

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    Fort Richardson was established in 1867 to protect the frontier from Indian raids and used up till 1878 when the frontier had moved on. it was again later used during WWII as a mobilization site. What left today are the remaining buildings with only the post hospital open for visits inside.

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    Caddo Lake State park

    by Jim_Eliason Written May 14, 2014

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    Texas's only natural lake sits on the border with Louisiana and is most famous as a place to spot Alligators. it more Swamp and bayou by the state park than lake. best way to explore is by Canoe, which the park rents.

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    Alamo - Riverwalk Days Inn

    by ArenJo Written Feb 10, 2014

    Please note this is the East Houston Street Days Inn.
    The location was awesome, walking distance to the Alamo and the Riverwalk. The room was very unkept, with a used bar of soap still in the shower, a deodorant cap under the sheets, and chips on the floor. Also, this is the most uncomfortable bed and most uncomfortable pillows of any hotel I have ever stayed in. I actually thought about sleeping in my car. In addition, you do pay for parking here, but only $10+tax.

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    Japanese / Chinese Tea Garden in San Antonio

    by ArenJo Written Feb 10, 2014

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    I don't know if it has new owners since it is now a Chinese Tea Garden, but it is not at all beautiful. Or maybe it was the time of year that I went, there were hardly any plants. I wish I didn't waste time stopping.

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    Mission Espada

    by ArenJo Written Feb 10, 2014

    If you are driving down the mission trail, first would be the Alamo, then Mission Concepcion, Mission San Jose, Mission San Juan, The Espada Aquaduct, and finally Mission Espada. Or the opposite order if you are starting from the south.
    The Mission is a little smaller than the others, but still a nice visit.

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    Espada Aqueduct

    by ArenJo Written Feb 10, 2014

    If you are driving down the mission trail, first would be the Alamo, then Mission Concepcion, Mission San Jose, Mission San Juan, The Espada Aquaduct, and finally Mission Espada. Or the opposite order if you are starting from the south.
    This is just a little stop right before you get to the Mission Espada. Glad I stopped, but there is nothing exceptional here.

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