With a whole world out there it is easy to forget just how much we have right at home. Texas is home to endless attractions and adventure. From nature to history to world renowned museums, you could spend a lifetime just exploring this great state! Though there are hundreds of things on my Texas bucket list, I narrowed it down to just a few. They are in no particular order, but are all important to me to mark off my list. Take a look. Tell me what you think. And I'd love to know what is on your Texas bucket list.
According to their website, "The Promise is a musical passion play and Christian drama about the life of Jesus Christ. Performed at the Texas Amphitheatre in Glen Rose, TX." Seeing this play has been on my bucket list for quite sometime now. It's high time I mad it a priority!
Texas State Railroad Polar Express
Yep! There's a train in East Texas that goes on a special journey at Christmas time! Wear your jammies, enjoy hot cocoa, and feel like a kid again aboard the Polar Express! You can also take a ride on the Texas State Railroad year round for a journey through the Piney Woods.
Exploring farther West has been something I've always wanted to do. What better way than a hike through Big Bend National Park. Drives, hikes, kayaking, and even the chance to cross the border make Big Bend at the top of my list for a Texas Spring getaway.
Located just off of I-35 in Dallas, the Perot Museum is high on my list for a Saturday afternoon or a weekday off. From science to geology to animals, the museum piques all of my many interests!
Texas Mission Trail
Once places to house Christian missionaries, though some are more famous for their role in battles, the Texas State Missions are true masterpieces. There's an entire trail map dedicated to seeing many of them. I can mark the Alamo off of my list, but there are more to see!
Galveston's Pleasure Pier
It's been ages since I traveled to Galveston. It used to be a staple for summer vacations for our family & extended family, but time slips away & we're all too busy. I hope to get back down there, and I'm particularly excited about Pleasure Pier, a fun carnival type atmosphere right on the ocean.
Painted Churches of Texas
According to PBS, "they look like many American country churches built around the turn of the last century -- arched Gothic Revival windows, facades clad in white frame siding or in stone, lone steeples rising up into the Texas sky.Cross the threshold of these particular Texas churches and you'll encounter not a simple wooden interior but an unexpected profusion of color..." Driving around the Texas countryside in search of these beauties is a must on my list!
It's a Texan's must, right? Though it may be little, it is famous! I want my photo next to the post office while I sing the Waylon Jennings song of the same name.
Tyler Azalea Trail
Though I lived in Tyler for several years, I never took the time to drive the Azalea Trail. The stunning florals, beautiful homes, and Spring air make this apart of my Texas Bucket List!
Lavender fields, wineries, and antique shops, sounds like my cuppa tea, well wine!