It was nice to see this Victorian Home still in pristine condition on the main highway through Tyler. The house is named after a Civil War Surgeon, who was actually the third owner of the house.
I guess in Texas the flowers can bloom more than once a year. I think there is a spring bloom, but the Rose festival is in October and it would be a lot of fun to attend. I wandered through the nice... more
The Chamber of Commerce offered a tour of the Azalea Trail area, in order to highlight the route to be followed. After paying a small fee, my husband and I hopped onto the bus and we were off to... more
As we were traipsing from garden to garden enjoying the azaleas, we came across Bergfeld Park. It was the site of a large arts and crafts festival for which there was no charge.
The booths offered... more
When I think of Camellias, my mind turns to thoughts of the Old South, antebellum mansions and plantation belles draped in their finest dresses.
For this reason, I just had to include the CAMELLIA... more
Although it is no longer free, it is a minimal charge. It is a great zoo for little kids and is easily walked in about an hour with toddlers in tow. My kids' favorite activity is the "Wild Bird... more
Within the Tyler Municipal Rose Garden are several other designated areas such as The Idea Garden. Not only does this garden have pretty Spring flowers to make an early visit exciting, but other... more
Camp Ford was a Prisoner of War Camp for the Confederate States of America during the American Civil War. Now owned by the Smith County Historical Society, this beautiful park to the NorthEast of... more
During a recent trip, I decided to stop in at the Chamber of Commerce to get the information and was actually pulled over for not having the proper inspection sticker on my car!
ANyway, I was still... more
The East Texas Fair comes to Tyler towards the end of September and early October. It has many different activities. Including rides, attractions, and too much food to describe. It also has a animal... more