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

Eating and Rating the Best Chicken Fried Steak in Texas

The Ratings Are In   I’ve been eating as many Chicken Fried Steaks (CFS) as possible without falling victim to a major weight gain, or a spike in my cholesterol (I’ve been doubling up on my Zocor), and now is the time to start rating the CFS. In the midst of my CFS journey, I've come across a song that I can really identify with - you can view it at the end of my post.I’ve come up with my own rating system and I know I’m going to upset some of you, but…Read more

Fiesta San Antonio and LuLu’s Bakery & Café

Well I survived Fiesta and can say that if you have never been to Fiesta San Antonio, you have to go at least once. Next year’s date is April 2-17, 2011.My visit was the 2nd weekend of Fiesta and I was able to catch the Parade (on TV). My first Fiesta event was NIOSA (Night in Old San Antonio) which takes place in and around La Vallita and has an $8.00 admission ticket. I met friends at the Marriott Plaza San Antonio, had a few and then walked a couple of blocks to…Read more

Fiesta San Antonio – A Texas Travel Must-See

He’s back.Yes the Texas Travelin’ Man is back - and get ready to read about a lot more places I’ve visited.  And yes, the Chicken Fried Steaks I’ve been eating as I tour Texas. But first I need your help. I’ll be going to Fiesta San Antonio for the first time (the 2nd weekend) and need to know what not to miss. This is your chance to tell ME where to go. Be gentle now. I won’t be going with children, but I may act like one after a few beverages. Please tell me…Read more

Say goodbye to 2009 and hello to a new decade.

So what can we expect in 2010? If I knew that I wouldn't be writing this blog. I would use my powers to pick Lottery numbers and things like that. If you believe the Doomsday hype, you have less than 3 years to use all your Frequent Flyer Miles. It may take you that long to get a confirmed seat. So here is what I see in 2010 for Texas: Hotel occupancy will increase slightly, but there will be great bargains. You will visit as many Texas cities as possible The best deals…Read more

Seasons Greetings

It's holiday time in Texas and all around the statePeople are trying to remember everything they ateFrom bar-b-que to pecan pieTo the best chicken fried steak one could buyFrom Austin to AmarilloFrom Refugio to RoscoeMake sure you're with the right personUnder the mistletoeTravelling by car or train by bus or planeIf you can't find enough good food hereYou must be insaneDuring this holiday celebrationI hope you find peace, happiness and a new Texas destination.Read more

Thanksgiving Travel Opportunities

If you’re having family over for Thanksgiving here’s a tip:Prepare dinner the day before, leave the key under the doormat, leave instructions on how to reheat the dinner and get out of town. There are still some fantastic deals all around Texas whether you leave on Thanksgiving Day or on Black Friday. Even though there will be tens of millions of people on the road, hotel rates are LOW. Here are some examples:Houston hotels near the Galleria are as low as $52.00San Antonio hotels near the Riverwalk are as low as $92.00Austin hotels near 6th…Read more

Wurstfest recap and a visit to Gruene

WurstfestOK you probably think I’m going to use the expression I had the Wusrt time, or it was the Wurst festival I’ve ever been to, or it was the Best of the Wurst, but I wouldn’t do that to you. You expect a lot more and I hope I’ll give it to you. As you know this was my first visit to New Braunfels and Wurstfest and even though I didn’t get to explore New Braunfels the way it should be, Wurstfest was fantastic. From the festival grounds to the food, to the music,…Read more

Congratulations to all the winners of tickets to Wurstfest 2009.

The response was tremendous and your comments were appreciated. You will be able to see your comments and the others, by clicking the comments section of each post. So here is what I learned about where to find the best Chicken Fried Steak.The city with the most restaurant suggestions was San Antonio.The restaurant with the most votes was (drum roll) The Gristmill in Gruene followed by Babes (several locations) Tip Tops in San Antonio and Charlie’s also in San Antonio.So it’s The Wurstfest this Saturday, look for me, I’ll be the one Saluting my…Read more

Who has the best Chicken Fried Steak in Texas?

What is it about Chicken Fried Steak that causes my stomach to make a funny noise and my lips to begin smacking all by themselves?One can't travel without eating, and when traveling around Texas you have to order a staple, Chicken Fried Steak (CFS). The only problem is if you have too many of these, you may have to staple your stomach.Okay, so here's the challenge. Who makes the best CFS? Now don't tell me it's your uncle Bobby Joe Robbie. I want my CFS from a Café, an Inn, a hole in…Read more