And then we looked at the stars

One of my fellow Putty Tribe members had recommended we check out the McDonald Observatory in Texas, where you can go to a “Star Party” and look through their giant telescopes. I read some more about it, and it sounded like a really neat thing to do, both for us as well as for the kids.

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Seminole Canyon State Park

The small tree stands in full bloom, or so it seems. The beautiful small flowers are actually leaves, but they bring a smile to my face all the same. This tree seems out of place in this vast land, but it’s one of many interesting plants we see along the way.

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Garner State Park: Mountains, Rivers, and Great Views

A family hike at Garner State Park

As we walk up the paved path, K-girl complains that she doesn’t want to go for a hike. Personally, I’m feeling like this isn’t hiking… it’s a paved road for walking on.

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Six Flags Fiesta Texas

The line is long, but the wait is worth it. The Iron Rattler is a big roller coaster and has a great drop, and K-girl and G-boy are both tall enough to ride it. K-girl loves it (and I do too, of course—if you’ve been reading the blog for a while, you probably already know I love most roller coasters). 

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Meridian State Park

If you were  going to spend several months in a single US state to see as many natural areas as possible, Texas might be arguably the best place to go. We have been enjoying the natural beauty of Texas. Dinosaur Valley was a treat for parents and kids alike, and Meridian State Park was no different.

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