Texans have been making the day trips to the barbecue mecca of Lockhart for eons. The small town with its triple treat of barbecue joints is the official Barbecue Capital of Texas. While Lockhart has traditionally been known as a day trip destination, it has more than enough to offer for a relaxing weekend getaway. Put your bags down, stop for awhile, and enjoy the small town life with your barbecue.
San Marcos, the charming little college-town halfway between Austin and San Antonio is known for many things, its historic square, its river, its outlet mall, but what most outsiders don't know, however, is that the town is obsession with mermaids. How did a mythical sea creature become the mascot for a landlocked Texas town? Here is how.
As Texas’ oldest city, San Antonio has long been thought of as the boring, old lady city of the state, not as cultured as Houston or as flashy as Dallas or as hip as Austin. But those who think San Antonio is little more than kitschy souvenir shops, a margarita-puke-stained Riverwalk, or quick tour of the Alamo would be surprised by the bold new restaurants, art installments and thriving arts and entertainment district the city now has to offer.
The skies over West Texas are the area number four of the seven best spots on Earth for stargazing making it the perfect place for an amateur photographer like myself to attempt to capture the Milky Way on film. I opted to bypass the uber trendy town of Marfa and stay in the more laid back town of Marathon about half-a-hour north of Big Bend National Park. I arrived in Marathon near 5 pm and checked into the whimsical Eve’s Garden Bed and Breakfast.