San Antonio, Texas

A few more images from visiting San Antonio in May. On reflection i would definitely rank it amongst my favourite cities I’ve visited in America. Aside from the Spanish Missions (here’s my post about those for anyone who’s interested) https://lone-star-lore.com/2021/07/31/spanish-missions-san-antonio-texas/ there is a lot of other stuff to do and visit there. In this postContinue reading “San Antonio, Texas”

Lake Ray Roberts State Park, Texas

Enjoyed a visit to Lake Ray Roberts recently, it’s a massive reservoir around 30 miles North of Dallas. It has two Texas State Park locations attached to it, the one we visited was the Isle du Bois unit on the southern side of the lake. There’s a lot of activities to do there including boating,Continue reading “Lake Ray Roberts State Park, 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”

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”

Fort Worth Stockyards, Texas

With the temporary reprieve in lockdown rules here in Texas a few weeks ago we managed to visit the Stockyards in Fort Worth. For anyone who hasn’t been or heard of it before i highly recommend you go there if you’re ever in North Texas. The Stockyards are a site of huge historic importance forContinue reading “Fort Worth Stockyards, Texas”

Lake Tawakoni State Park, Texas

We recently took a trip East of Dallas to Lake Tawakoni State Park. It’s around 50 miles to the east of DFW and situated in serene countryside surroundings. The lake is named after the Tawakoni Indian people who lived in North Eastern Texas prior to the arrival of Europeans. At the park itself there’s aContinue reading “Lake Tawakoni State Park, Texas”

Cedar Hill State Park

Took a trip recently South of Dallas to Cedar Hill State Park. It’s a cool outdoor area with a huge lake and a bunch of trails, there were 3 in total varying between 3, 8, 12 miles in distance. Depending on where you park you can also get a good view of some sites inContinue reading “Cedar Hill State Park”

Texas Roadtrips

Being stuck at home over the last few weeks has given me an abundance of time to go through old photos. Before I moved to Texas at the end of last year I visited twice, first in the winter of 2016 and then again in the summer of 2017. During both these trips we managedContinue reading “Texas Roadtrips”

Denison, Texas

Having visited Normandy so frequently on holiday since I was young, I’ve always had an interest in WW2 history. If you haven’t been to Normandy I highly recommend going, particularly to the U.S military cemetery in Colleville Sur Mer. Before I moved to Texas I had no idea that in a small town just southContinue reading “Denison, Texas”