Festival of Trees

Festival of Trees at Museum of East Texas 2013 (1a)The Festival of Trees is a collection of over 90 Christmas trees on display at the Museum of East Texas in Lufkin Texas.

Festival of Trees at Museum of East Texas 2013 (14) Festival of Trees at Museum of East Texas 2013 (19) Festival of Trees at Museum of East Texas 2013 (19a) Festival of Trees at Museum of East Texas 2013 (27)The trees are sponsored by local businesses, family’s and organizations.

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Texas Renaissance Celtic Christmas

112913 Texas Renaissance Festival (2)The last weekend of the Texas Renaissance Festival is the Celtic Christmas Weekend. The festival is open the Friday, Saturday, and Sunday after Thanksgiving. We went on Friday thinking there wouldn’t be a big crowd since so many people do Black Friday Shopping. We were wrong, it was just as packed as ever.

112913 Texas Renaissance Festival (5)Everyone was decked out in their Christmas Finest.

112913 Texas Renaissance Festival (4)Christmas Trees and Decorations can be found throughout the Festival on this weekend.

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112913 Texas Renaissance Festival (91) Shrimp and BeerWe eat our way around the Festival. Everything is delicious.

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112913 Texas Renaissance Festival (171) 112913 Texas Renaissance Festival (166) 112913 Texas Renaissance Festival (173) Royal Mint 112913 Texas Renaissance Festival (178)As the sun went down, the Christmas lights started to twinkle.

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Go For a Ride Day

November 22nd is Go For a Ride Day. It doesn’t matter how you get there or where you go.¬† Hop in your car, turn the radio up and drive. Get on your bike and travel a new path. Wherever you chose to go or however you chose to get there enjoy the ride. Here are a few rides I have enjoyed.

Davy Crockett National Forest Davey Crockett National Forest  Texas

101312On the way to the Texas Renaissance Festival

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AIA Sand Castle Competition in Galveston Texas

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Every year tons of people flock to East Beach in Galveston for the AIA Sand Castle Competition. There were about 64 teams competing and they all did a great job. I can’t imagine getting sand to stack that high. There was a $10 parking fee. We didn’t get there until about 1:30 and it was […]