El Reno, Oklahoma

This is probably one of the stranger places i’ve visited since moving to Texas. El Reno is a small town about 20 miles West of Oklahoma City. The only reason i’ve heard of it is due it suffering one of the most violent tornado’s in recorded history. In May 2013 a complex of thunderstorms developedContinue reading “El Reno, Oklahoma”

San Jacinto Battlefield & USS Texas

I thought i’d share a few other photos from visiting Houston a few months back. As well as going to Anahuac we also visited the San Jacinto Battlefield, the most decisive battle of the Texas Revolutionary War. The battle was fought in April 1836 and resulted in total victory for the Texans who also tookContinue reading “San Jacinto Battlefield & USS Texas”

Anahuac National Wildlife Refuge, Texas

Recently went to the Texas gulf coast, around 70 miles South East of Houston to Anahuac National Wildlife Refuge. It’s 34,000 acres of natural habitat mainly for birds and in particular shore and wading birds. It’s also a great place in the spring to see migratory songbirds whom travel through after crossing the Gulf ofContinue reading “Anahuac National Wildlife Refuge, Texas”

White Rock Lake , Texas (Winter Storm)

Having survived the worst of the big chill in Texas these last few days, we took a trip down to White Rock Lake to get out of the house and enjoy some fresh air by the lake. Unsurprisingly given the recent conditions the lake looked rather different to usual with a sheet of ice stretchingContinue reading “White Rock Lake , Texas (Winter Storm)”

Hagerman National Wildlife Refuge (pt 1), Texas

Last weekend we took a trip north from Dallas to the Texas – Oklahoma border to the Hagerman National Wildlife Refuge. Situated close to Sherman, the refuge is over 11,000 acres squared and is famous as a haven for migratory birds. All year round you can visit here and see a whole plethora of differentContinue reading “Hagerman National Wildlife Refuge (pt 1), Texas”

Ruby Mountains, Nevada

Thought i’d share some photos from our recent Christmas trip to Nevada. We travelled to the city of Elko in the North East of the state. As you can see it’s a lot different to where we are in Dallas, it was great fun though and we thoroughly enjoyed visiting.

Fort Worth Botanical Gardens, Texas

It’s been a while since I lasted posted anything so I thought i’d share one of our Autumn trips to the Fort Worth Botanical Gardens. The gardens here are open all year round and have plenty to do and see. There’s plenty of trails around the grounds as well for those people looking to enjoyContinue reading “Fort Worth Botanical Gardens, Texas”

Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge, Texas

Enjoying the last of the summer sun decided to take a trip downtown and enjoy the sunset at the Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge. I took a brief trip down there earlier this year but rather stupidly, i accidently deleted all my photos from the visit so i thought it would be worthwhile to go backContinue reading “Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge, Texas”

Caddo Lake State Park, Texas

Having spent so long in the DFW metroplex over the last few months, we decided to take a trip to East Texas and Caddo Lake State Park. Caddo Lake is a large lake and bayou on the state border of Louisiana and Texas, around 3 hours east of Dallas. It’s named after the native americanContinue reading “Caddo Lake State Park, Texas”

White Rock Lake, Dallas

Having reached the height of summer here in Texas, I’ve been trying to get out and enjoy the nice weather as much as possible. Thankfully with White Rock Lake on our doorstep it’s been great to enjoy some of the trails there. White Rock Lake is a reservoir in North Dallas, It’s great for hiking,Continue reading “White Rock Lake, Dallas”