Travel Blogs from Texas, United States

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To Be Prepared or Not to Be, Austin, United States travel blog

To Be Prepared or Not to Be

A travel blog entry by bodynsoul2

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Whoa!  Where did time go by?  Geez!  Is it June already???  It's like a wink dat has been fast forwarded to today...  Wish I cudda click onto 'Pause' button, eh!  I am countin' down 17 days left before I get aboard on a ...

Heading Home at last (leg injury pictures), Houston, United States travel blog

Heading Home at last (leg injury pictures)

A travel blog entry by johnorton

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Anyone who has spent time wandering around airports knows, there is only so much you can do before you go stir crazy.For me its about 14 minutes...  Anyway, the flight from Lima to Houston was full and I got to sit in the aisle seat, so I could put ...

The BIG D!, Dallas, United States travel blog

The BIG D!

A travel blog entry by aborder

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... ticket to go see downtown some more and explore a little bit more of the city. I was very lucky to have spent my time with wonderful hosts and I leave Texas with a better impression that what I hear or see in the media. Next stop, Oklahoma ...

Our Last Days on the Gulf of Mexico!, Galveston, United States travel blog

Our Last Days on the Gulf of Mexico!

A travel blog entry by patry

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   We headed to Galveston without anywhere booked to stay that night.  We had reservations for our other 2 nights at Galveston Island State Park but they were completely full on the night we were arriving. They said to try calling that ...

From Surf to Sand, Monahans, United States travel blog

From Surf to Sand

A travel blog entry by patry

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... standing room.  We don't think you would find a Canadian University with a stadium nearly as nice.  All through Texas we would see these small towns with populations under 5000 that had football stadiums that would seat every person in town ...

Heartwarming experience, Groom, United States travel blog

Heartwarming experience

A travel blog entry by thepaynes2014

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The Cross of our Lord Jesus Christ in Groom, Texas was an awesome, heartwarming experience. Starting with the 190 foot Cross that could be seen for miles, down to the life size bronze sculptures depicting The Crucifixion of Christ was an unbelievably ...

Ben and Leah Does Dallas, Dallas, United States travel blog

Ben and Leah Does Dallas

A travel blog entry by benleah

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Ben Reporting: We arrive in Dallas, Texas, after a lengthy overnight flight from Alaska, and watch through the window of the plane as a red sun illuminates the pastel blue morning dawn. You might be wondering: why Dallas? Why Texas? It's not Hollywood, ...

Contact Info and Instructions, Corpus Christi, United States travel blog

Contact Info and Instructions

A travel blog entry by suzyinbenin

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... . There is a small chance that these letters may be opened by customs officials when they leave Africa or enter the United States. So, my address for the first three months will be: (NO LONGER NECESSARY) This address will change as ...

Trip Statistics & Favorites, Georgetown, United States travel blog

Trip Statistics & Favorites

A travel blog entry by kevinmoss

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Here are some interesting statistics about our wonderful trip to Asia. We will never forget it! Trip Statistics: Trip Length 39 Days Number of Air Planes: 15 Bags Checked ...

beach park, pools, blowholes oh my, West maui, United States travel blog

beach park, pools, blowholes oh my

A travel blog entry by cottonbud

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We woke up bright and early this morning at Camp Pecusa. As nice as this camp was, there isn't really much to do around the area. We originally wanted to stay longer at Camp Pecusa, but decided that we'd just head out tomorrow morning to Camp ...

Getting Packed!, Austin, United States travel blog

Getting Packed!

A travel blog entry by kevinmoss

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I spent the day wrapping up things at work so I can go on vacation and really go on vacation.  Our wonderful next door neighbor's daughter, Kaitlyn, has agreed to come check on Tex several times a day for us and let the maid in on Wednesdays.  ...

On Top Of The World, Fort Davis and Balmorhea, United States travel blog

On Top Of The World

A travel blog entry by patry

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When we looked at a map of Texas we had a really hard time figuring out where we wanted to go.  The state is so big and we knew we couldn't see all of it.  We weren't sure how southwest we wanted to go but had read enough about McDonald ...

Go Forth and Convert!, San Antonio, United States travel blog

Go Forth and Convert!

A travel blog entry by cobra1899

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... convento walls at Misión Conceptión, still stand tall 250 years later, one of the oldest original stone church buildings in the United States today.   Misión San José y Miguel de Aguayo came to be known as the "Queen of the Missions". ...

Evening of Trouble & Beauty, El Paso, United States travel blog

Evening of Trouble & Beauty

A travel blog entry by billiegreenwood

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Diana Washington Valdez, veteran El Paso journalist, put her life at risk years ago and never backed off the story which has killed so many: femicide in Juarez that's spreading through Mexico. She and novelist Stella Pope Duarte addressed the issue at ...

Lutheran Power, Eagle Pass, United States travel blog

Lutheran Power

A travel blog entry by billiegreenwood

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Pastor Hector and Myrna sheltered us in their church's apartment several days of our Eagle Pass stay. We felt connectedness to them--a sort of congruence that comes when you feel like you're on the same page with someone. Myrna treated us to many ...

Mexico won after all!, Eagle Pass, United States travel blog

Mexico won after all!

A travel blog entry by billiegreenwood

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Eagle Pass lies on the border, part of the territory that the U.S. robbed from Mexico some years back. But it is 95% Hispanic, Spanish is spoken everywhere--looks to me like Mexico has won the battle in the end by gradually and ...

Our Lady of Refuge, Eagle Pass, United States travel blog

Our Lady of Refuge

A travel blog entry by billiegreenwood

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... , because hundreds of illegal immigrants a day would pour across the border, taking advantage of a loophole to get into the United States. Border patrol agent Martin Clark said it astounded him. "There were no unhappy faces ... everyone was trying to ...

Actually crossing over the International Bridge, El Paso, United States travel blog

Actually crossing over the International Bridge

A travel blog entry by billiegreenwood

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I crossed the border sola for the first time recently. Not so many years ago, I had never walked into Mexico. This entry will simply record the experience of crossing from El Paso USA into Juarez MX. For details on each step of the ...

Good Soul/Good work, San Antonio, United States travel blog

Good Soul/Good work

A travel blog entry by billiegreenwood

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... Hailing from central Illinois, Jim encouraged us when he said: "you can't go wrong no matter where you land in Southern Texas." A Mennonite, Jim continues to uphold my mantra: "I've never met a Mennonite I didn't really like." "When Jesus said "Love ...

The Final Countdown, Corpus Christi, United States travel blog

The Final Countdown

A travel blog entry by suzyinbenin

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... I will visit a couple of friends for one night before heading to Staging the next day. Staging is an orientation in the United States before going to the country for training. On Tuesday, I will go to Philadelphia, where the Staging will take place. I ...

Adopt-a-Farmworker-Family Xmas, El Paso, United States travel blog

Adopt-a-Farmworker-Family Xmas

A travel blog entry by billiegreenwood

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This month's project: playing "Santa" to a Farmworker family. When a hometown family sent money to the Border with me to sponsor a needy family (instead of exchanging gifts with each other), I adopted a family of seven: parents, their 15 ...

Happy Valentine's Day!, Corpus Christi, United States travel blog

Happy Valentine's Day!

A travel blog entry by cobra1899

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What's the whole purpose of this day?   Alexis wrote something similar to this on her MSN profile welcome comment today. Only 13 and she's wondering what the big deal is? Is that a good thing? Or is she already disillusioned about love? ...

Personal Info: Our Lives in El Paso, El Paso, United States travel blog

Personal Info: Our Lives in El Paso

A travel blog entry by billiegreenwood

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Family and friends may want to see where we ended up living: Vista Sol apartments. We determined that living without a lease was our #1 priority, having furnishings was #2, and a kitchen was close behind that.   We get all that at Vista Sol, plus ...

More on Las Americas and Our Big Project!, El Paso, United States travel blog

More on Las Americas and Our Big Project!

A travel blog entry by billiegreenwood

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Well, El Paso is the poorest major metropolitan area in Texas, and the fifth poorest city in the U.S.! Nevertheless, thousands of immigrants pass through here each year, many of them unaccompanied children who are fleeing abuse, neglect and/or ...

Saying Hasta Luego, El Paso, United States travel blog

Saying Hasta Luego

A travel blog entry by billiegreenwood

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We enjoyed warm farewells from several new friends in El Paso. It is nice to look forward to returning here someday: to a community of people and a place we have gotten to know--though I often realize that we've just scratched the surface and there's ...

ASARCO: pollution on the Border, El Paso, United States travel blog

ASARCO: pollution on the Border

A travel blog entry by billiegreenwood

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Environmental pollution was a concern I had about living in El Paso. Indeed, the ASARCO smokestack was one of the first landmarks I noticed on the skyline. ASARCO is a copper smelting plant that operated for years here and is trying to start up once ...

The Adventure Begins..., Beaumont, United States travel blog

The Adventure Begins...

A travel blog entry by thewyndilady

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Hey guys! Finally the time has come for me to return to the place where I left my heart. To the people who stole it away. I can't wait to see their faces, to hear their laughter and to share in their tears once again. May I be mistaken. I love ...

El Paso's Sun Bowl Parade=Travel destination, El Paso, United States travel blog

El Paso's Sun Bowl Parade=Travel destination

A travel blog entry by billiegreenwood

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... in Spanish more than in English. I knew I wasn't in Iowa anymore. Sports teams were well-represented also. A University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) team rode on a float. Although their football stadium is called the Sun Bowl and they host an ...

A bus ride for the ages, Amarillo, United States travel blog

A bus ride for the ages

A travel blog entry by jwatson

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The bus ride was pretty bad. It was a 25-hour monstrosity over 1,118 miles, across five states and through three time zones, but in the end, it was worth it not to have spent much money traveling so far. Some of the things that made the trip interesting: ...

Women's Intercultural Center, Anthony, United States travel blog

Women's Intercultural Center

A travel blog entry by billiegreenwood

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I made a quick trip to Anthony, a town 15 miles north of here that spans the state line between TX and NM. My meeting was at the Women's Intercultural Center. Since it's a small town, I wasn't expecting much there. Was I wrong! The Center is ...

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