There are certain places on this earth that absolutely must be experienced in person to really appreciate its beauty. One of those marvelous places is Palo Duro Canyon. Located in Texas, Palo Duro Canyon is a true natural wonder. If you are a hiking enthusiast, then you will definitely fall in love with the unique landscapes as you trek through the area.
At 120 miles long, Palo Duro Canyon is deemed to be the second largest Continue Reading »
Austin City Limits: Where Musicians Love To Play
The Best Music Convention In The World
One of the best cities in the world for music is Austin, Texas. People come to Austin every year to explore music in all its rich forms. In addition, one music convention occurs in Austin every year that attracts thousands of music lovers. Moreover, this festival attracts bands and industry giants from all over the world. That music convention is called Austin City Limits. This Continue Reading »
Conventions can be really exciting and if there’s one happening that you want to attend, it’s wise to prepare for it like you would a trip. If you are going to be away for an extended period, you’d obviously want to do something about the mail – you might even want to research sites. While this kind of preparation should really go without saying, it’s not the only thing you should be preparing for.
Money is something you should have squared away early on. Most people carry around credit or debit-cards but there is not guarantee that all the booths and vendors you see at the convention will have card readers. In fact, most of them don’t.
It’s important to have at least 100 in cash so that you won’t have to worry about this. Most convention halls will have ATMs, but you could end up paying fees if they are to an unaffiliated bank.
And, sure, while not as big of a case, there is the issue of pick-pocketing which can happen in such a small space with so many people crowding around. A money belt might be in order but probably not necessary in the grand scheme of things.
If you are looking for an authentic western experience reminiscent of the time when horses were the usual mode of transportation, you should attend the Rattlesnake Roundup in spur, Texas. However, instead of the roundup involving range roving herds of longhorn cattle, rattlesnakes are rounded up during this well-attended event. Prizes are given for the longest rattlesnake, the heaviest rattlesnake and most attractive rattlesnake. Rattlesnake rustlers also offer their serpentine wares for sale and make thousands of dollars at this event alone. Booths offering cuisine created from Continue Reading »
Remember Buddy Holly? He was a rock and roll star from Lubbock, Texas and founder of the group “The Crickets”. He put Lubbock on the map!
The Civic Center, City Bank Auditorium/Coliseum and Wells Fargo Amphitheatre are hosts to numerous events throughout the year. The Cactus Theater is also home to concerts, including the Summer Showcase Experience where you can enjoy Texas made music. You will want to visit the Buddy Holly Center in the historic Depot Entertainment District. It houses an exhibition of Buddy Holly with unique memorabilia donated by family members. The Texas Musicians Hall of Fame is also in the center.
Lubbock is also home to Texas Tech University and the Allen Theatre. Allen Theatre is home to concerts, plays and dance performances. The American of Agriculture is also here. It’s famous for its exhibit on tractors.
The Lubbock area is known for its windmills. You may want to visit the American Wind Power Center to learn more about windmills. The museum is located in the Yellow House Canyon with more than 150 rare and restored windmills.
If you like to fish, you may want to visit Buffalo Springs Lake, which also offers picnic areas, water skiing, camping and hiking trails.
Palo Duro Canyon has been called the Grand Canyon of Texas. It is breathtakingly beautiful. The canyon looks majestic and haunting as you wind your way to the bottom. Once at the bottom, there is an ampitheater where a play that, like the state it is named after, is larger than life. ‘Texas’ is an exciting historical and musical tale of how the cattle industry came to the second largest state in the country.
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Dublin, Texas may not be a town that you are familiar with, but if you are a fan of Dr. Pepper, Dublin is a town that you should get to known. Dr. Pepper was born in this small Texas town, using a different sweetener than the other bottling companies. The Dublin Dr. Pepper company used natural cane sugar in their product while the other bottlers were using high-fructose corn syrup. Because of this it became considerable amounts of clashes, and it Continue Reading »
If you are looking for a great place to have a great time in Texas, let Six Flags Over Texas provide you with the best time possible. Six Flags Over Texas will offer your family all of the great things that you need to have a great time. If you’re a fan of thrill rides, you’ll love the Batman, it’s going to give you the thrill you’ve never experienced before. Perhaps you’d like the Shock Wave; this tower ride will prove to be a true thriller.
For the younger kids, they can have a Continue Reading »
The Texas Rangers have long been known as a basement dweller in Major League baseball. The team moved to the Dallas area in the 1960s after spending years in Washington D.C. as the Senators. But, the team has seen a turnaround in the last couple of years. They even managed to make the World Series last year on the backs of their super productive offense and ace pitching staff. They were the favorites to win the whole thing but were upset by the National League champions, Continue Reading »