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Our Favorite Pancake

There was a time when Tony and I gave up eating breakfast out while traveling with our children.  The night before we left on vacation I would make up a batch of sausage & biscuits, pigs in a blanket, and breakfast burritos.  Most trips began before dawn and we would pile our four children, my… Continue reading Our Favorite Pancake

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Galveston Island State Park & Huntsville State Park, Great Places to Enjoy His Creation

It was not our plan, but camping at Huntsville State Park was just what the Ross Family needed.  When we set out on Saturday, August 4th we had every intention of camping on the beach at Galveston Island State Park.  Savannah had spent the week at Sea Camp, Texas A&M Galveston.  It made sense then… Continue reading Galveston Island State Park & Huntsville State Park, Great Places to Enjoy His Creation

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Summer Fun!

You know I am just amazed at the amount of laundry that a camping trip can generate!  That is what I have been doing today, that and washing the dishes out of the camping bin.  For every good time, there is a certain amount of work that goes into it.  As every mother knows, this… Continue reading Summer Fun!

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Galveston Island State Park & Huntsville State Park- Great Places To Enjoy His Creation

Galveston Island State Park It was not our plan, but camping at Huntsville State Park was just what the Ross Family needed.  When we set out on Saturday, August 4th we had every intention of camping on the beach at Galveston Island State Park.  Savannah had spent the week at Sea Camp, Texas A&M Galveston. … Continue reading Galveston Island State Park & Huntsville State Park- Great Places To Enjoy His Creation

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Children’s Aquarium at Fair Park

Savannah showing the kids a horseshoe crab If you are looking for a fun and educational outing for the family, I highly recommend the Children's Aquarium at Fair Park.  In the recent years it has undergone some major renovations and the change has been great. The touch tanks are full of sea life that you… Continue reading Children’s Aquarium at Fair Park

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Sunnin’ on the Paluxy

I once thought that the best place to take a nap was on the couch on an Autumn Sunday afternoon while the football game played on the TV.  I still think that is some fine sleeping time, but I decided yesterday that I have a new favorite spot.  On the edge of the river with… Continue reading Sunnin’ on the Paluxy

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Good Chili for Chasing Away the Chills

Daingerfield State Park Around the Ross household, we like chili just about any time of the year, but it is certainly a favorite when the weather turns cold.  The recipe below is our favorite.  The original recipe came from Southern Living magazine, I tweaked it a bit- something I do to just about every recipe.… Continue reading Good Chili for Chasing Away the Chills

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That’s How We Roll

Big Rocks Park, it was getting too dark, but this is still pretty. After all that Tony and I have been doing over the last 3 weeks with First Monday, tearing down the nursery equipment, and Third Monday Trades Days, the last thing we wanted to do last Saturday was get in the car and… Continue reading That’s How We Roll

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For Deer Life

With all these cooler temps, the Ross bunch was itching to get out of doors.  So, we loaded up and headed off to one of our favorite state parks, Dinosaur Valley State Park.  Located in Glenrose, Texas, Dinosaur Valley is about two and a half hours away. About Alvarado, we are always ready for lunch… Continue reading For Deer Life

Texas Travels

Holland Crossing, Rusk, Texas

If you ever find yourself in Rusk, Texas- there is a great little cafe on the square.  Tony and I found Holland Crossing Cafe this past week as we were doing some business in that little town.  The courthouse and square are very quaint.  The cafe is casual with a  friendly atmosphere. The special of… Continue reading Holland Crossing, Rusk, Texas