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Old 01-20-2013, 10:00 AM   #1
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Now that things are rolling along in Colorado just peachy, My wife and I are planning out our trips to check progress on our home being built and throwing in some sight seeing trips to boot. Our first road trip is planned by checking the progress and then it's off to Vegas Baaaaby! Whoops! Sorry, got carry away. Our next, my wife mentioned something about me wanting to sight see Texas. She is right! The thing here is where? Houston? San Antonio? Throw rocks in the Rio Grande? Where? So! This is where the Texas members can help us out or anyone whom might had visited Texas in the past and would say, "You got to see..." Please keep us out of Dallas area since everyone there drives like they're qualifying for the Daytona 500.

Summer will find us in Missouri via Oklahoma to check out the Darryl Starbird's National Rod and Custom Car Hall of Fame Museum and my brother in-law's home and another trip will find us closer to home to spend a night in Cripple Creek - Denver and Black Hawk. Should be fun if pump prices don't get carried away!

After all that and the construction is completed, we'll just stay closer to home(s)(????) and grow old together...Yeah! Right!

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Old 01-20-2013, 10:48 AM   #2
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Sounds like a lot of fun. I've been wanting to see Texas as well. Safe travels and Good Luck!
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Old 01-20-2013, 11:00 AM   #3
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Please keep us out of Dallas area since everyone there drives like they're qualifying for the Daytona 500.
How can you day that? It's not any worse than any other big city. They're all nuts.
Best all around place to visit is San Antonio. Everything from history, the Alamo and 5 or 6 other Spanish Missions, to places like Sea World, and 6 Flags. There are some great caverns (Longhorn, Natural Bridge Cavern (+++), Chinese Tea Garden (great photo stop..in town) and tons of places depending on what you like. The River walk is great on a summer evening..a little crowded on week ends. Great food everywhere. The old Lone Star Brewery had a museum that was awesome but I don't know if it's still open.

Your summer trip......we're looking at a GTG (maybe the Rally) in Eureka Springs, Arkansas the first week in July. Nothing official yet but it's been on the Chat Room as highly touted. We liked it enough to go back that for sure.

No matter where you go you will most likely end up traveling through the Dallas area. If you don't let us know when you'll be disowned. We like to have company even if it's a quick stop of lunch or dinner. And there are a lot of things to see in the area as well. No one ever visits things close to home though.
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Everyone knows what the Alamo looks like. Another old Mission is the Mission San Jose.
A short roam is all it takes.. Nice and quite, not a lot of traffic.
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Old 01-20-2013, 11:08 AM   #5
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The Chinese Tea Garden is an old rock quarry almost in downtown. Rock pavilions, pounds, fountains, waterfalls and beautiful plants. Like I said a great photo spot.
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Old 01-20-2013, 11:11 AM   #6
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I have lived in several parts of Texas over a 16 year period. DFW,Killeen/Austin,and El Paso.

Have visited almost the entire state, and I agree San Antonio is one of the best! The Gulf area has great attractions as well.
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Old 01-20-2013, 06:20 PM   #8
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I'd vote for San Antonio. However, when you are talking about horrific traffic, Houstin is probably the worst.

We're an hour north of Dallas and Rancher an hour east, so if it looks like you'll be in that area let us know and we'll meet up for a quick GTG.

If you like lakey-stuff we very near Lake Texoma at the Oklahoma-Texas boarder.
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I haven't been to TX in about 12 years. I spent 4 months at Fort Sam Houston, and loved every minute of San Antonio. I also made a couple trips the Austin, which were fun too. My sister moved to Plano last year, so that's on my list of places to go this year.
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Old 01-21-2013, 01:48 PM   #10
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I haven't been to TX in about 12 years. I spent 4 months at Fort Sam Houston, and loved every minute of San Antonio. I also made a couple trips the Austin, which were fun too. My sister moved to Plano last year, so that's on my list of places to go this year.
Plano is down the road about 45 minutes from us. Let us know when you'll be there and we'll meet up for dinner.
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