The Texas Travelin’ Man’s Multi-Generational Vacation to San Antonio – Final Day

Day 4 - Natural Bridge Caverns, Celebrating its 50th year Just 35 minutes from the Springhill Suites/Six Flags, and a must visit, especially if you have never been to a Cavern before. We have been deprived of this experience, so we went. What we didn’t have time to do was experience the Natural Bridge Wildlife Ranch which is located next door. We did the Discovery Tour which was about 75 minutes long with a guide. There was plenty of time to take pictures (if you have the right camera. Most of the pictures…Read more

The Texas Travelin’ Man’s Multi-Generational Vacation to San Antonio – Days 2 & 3

Day 2 - Six Flags Fiesta Texas We had a major decision to make once we got into Six Flags (it was a Saturday). Do we invest in a Flash Pass for everyone, or do we fight the lines.  We went to the Flash Pass building inside the park and one of the employees tried to explain the 3 different options available to eliminate 50, 60 or 90% of the wait. I think it was easier to buy pork belly futures than it was to understand what these options were. Plus they were…Read more

The Texas Travelin’ Man’s Multi-Generational Vacation to San Antonio

Deciding where to go on vacation is a major decision especially when there are 3 generations to make happy. So over the next several posts you will see what we did, how we did it and how it turned out.In the past my daughters have gone to Florida's Gulf Coast, but after talking with their kids, they decided San Antonio was the place they wanted to visit, so they called The Texas Travelin’ Man (they don’t call me that) and asked my opinion. The only drawback was that one of them had to…Read more

The Search for the Best Chicken Fried Steak in Texas Continues: Mel’s Country Cafe

A few months ago, when I asked for suggestions on who has the best Chicken Fried Steak in Texas, Mel’s Country Café in Tomball did not make the list. According to the comments I received, Goodson’s was the best in Tomball, and one of the best in Texas. Well I’m here to tell you not only did Mel’s make my list it shot to the top.Here’s why:This was one of the thinnest Chicken Fried Steaks I’ve had, with a thin breading. The breading had a nice peppery seasoning, but it was the meat…Read more

Chicken Fried Steak Review: Wunsche Bros. Cafe & Saloon

Old Town Spring is a railroad boomtown that has reinvented itself. Just a short ride from downtown Houston and even closer to The Woodlands, you will find this little gem. There is great shopping in unique shops, art galleries, museums and what I like best is there are plenty of restaurants. So on my last visit I went to Wunsche Bros Café to sample their Chicken Fried Steak. Everyone thinks they have the best Chicken Fried Steak, but if you’ve been reading this blog, you (and I) know better. Wunsche Bros. Café &…Read more

Enjoy SeaWorld San Antonio as if you owned the place.

General InfoPark Hours: July: Sun-Fri 10 am – 9 pm; Sat 10 am – 10 pmAugust: Hours vary and park is closed on certain dates. Click Park Hours above for specific dates. Lost Lagoon Hours:July: Sun – Fri 11 am – 7 pm; Sat 11 am – 8 pmAugust: Hours vary. Click Lost Lagoon above for specific times Here’s how to enjoy SeaWorld San Antonio as if you owned the place.1.      Buy your admission ticket in advance. Several different options.The best option for families is to buy a full price adult admission ticket for $58.99…Read more

Why not Travel to SeaWorld, San Antonio in syle and have a Whale of a time this 4th of July!

Looking for something different to do this 4th of July? Why not visit Shamu and all his friends for an Independence Day like no other.Once you are in the park (you do need an admission ticket, unless you are a season pass holder), enjoy all the fun that SeaWorld offers, including their new show Azul, which is a must see, and then at 7:30PM the music begins and around 9:45PM you will experience a spectacular fireworks show. There are two special opportunities you should consider.1. Reserved Seating at the Ski Stadium. You will also receive popcorn,…Read more

Places in Texas to watch 4th of July fireworks

Here is the third round of 4th of July events that will light up the Texas skies this year.  If there's one you'd like added, please let us know in the comments.Austin, TX  http://www.austinsymphony.org/tickets/events/h-e-b-austin-symphony/ The H-E-B Austin Symphony July 4th Concert and Fireworks Show. The symphony beginns at 8:30PM with the fireworks beginning at 9:30PM.   Houston, TX  http://www.houstontx.gov/july4/index.html Freedom Over Texas  4PM – 10PM  Eleanor Tinsley Park at Buffalo Bayou Four music stages featuring Pat Green, food booths, and a spectacular fireworks display.   McKinney, TX   Historic Downtown McKinney The day begins…Read more

More great 4th of July locations in Texas

Here is the second round of 4th of July events around the great state of Texas you may want to visit. Bedford, TX  www.ci.bedford.tx.us 4th Fest Island Adventure  From 12N – 11PM Music featuring King Creole, food, activities and fireworks at 10PM.   Temple, TX  www.discovertemple.com Family Fun Fest at Miller Park. The fun begins at 4PM and end around 10:30PM There’[s plenty of family activities, music, food and crafts and fireworks at 9:30PM   San Antonio, TX  http://www.saparksfoundation.org/calendar.html Celebration @ Woodlawn Lake Park.   10 AM – 9 PM A fun filled day featuring…Read more

Where will you be on the 4th of July?

Over the next couple of weeks you will find some July 4th events around the great state of Texas you may want to visit.    If you have an event that you feel is not to be missed, let me know so I can let everyone know.   Athens, TX  www.athenstx.org “Fireworks at the Fishery”  Free 5PM – 10:30PM with fireworks at 9PM There will be food vendors, music and you can go fishing in their pond.City of Webster, TX  www.cityofwebster.com An evening of family fun featuring a Salute to Veterans, bingo, entertainers,…Read more