Category Archives: Travel

Menard, TX (Menard County ) – 3/31/2018

Menard is the county seat of Menard County.  The town was originally known as Menardville when it was formed in 1858. The county wasn’t organized until 1871.  The railroad arrived in 1911 and asked the town to drop the “ville” … Continue reading

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Ballinger, TX (Runnels County ) – 3/23/2018

Ballinger is the county seat for Runnels County.  It sits at the crossroads of  US Hwy 67 and US Hwy 83.  The closest big town is San Angelo.  We found many wonderful things from WPA era buildings to brand new … Continue reading

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Kickapoo Cavern State Park (Edwards County) – 03/04/2018

To collect Edwards County we did a walk in Kickapoo Cavern State Park north of Brackettville.  We walked the Stuart Cave Cutoff trail.  It was an out and back and it was misting rain.

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Coleman, TX (Coleman County ) – 02/15/2018

Coleman is the county seat for Coleman County.  It is just east of last week’s Coke County.  The county was named for Robert M. Coleman, a signer of Texas Declaration of Independence and a hero of the Battle of San … Continue reading

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Bronte, TX (Coke County ) – 02/03/2018

At long last we are walking another new county.  With the completion of this walk, it leaves me with 42 left.  Coke County is in the central portion of Texas.  Between I-10 and I-20, it is below the Texas panhandle.  … Continue reading

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Woodville, TX (Tyler County ) – 10/4/2017

We were supposed to explore deep East Texas on the Big Thicket’s Pitcher Plant and Turkey Creek Trails, however Hurricane Harvey destroyed much of the area with flooding and downed trees. They have not reopened the trails. So to get … Continue reading

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Groveton, TX (Trinity County) – 5/27/2017

Groveton is the county seat of Trinity County. The walk had to weave back and forth to get in the distance needed.

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