Visiting Hot Springs Arkansas in 48 Hours | How to See It All

Hot Springs National Park

A Brief History of Hot Springs, Arkansas Let me start out by saying Hot Springs is one of the strangest places we’ve ever been. The city is riddled with a checkered history dating back to civil war times and even earlier. Did you know it was run by gangsters and the Las Vegas strip was…

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Exploring Texas While Studying Texas History

Learning Texas History in Homeschool

Fourth graders and seventh graders in Texas are required to learn Texas history as per Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) standards. Growing up here, also learning Texas history, I figured every state had their students spending 1-2 school years learning about their state’s history. By college I realized this was rather unique to Texas…

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Longhorn Cavern State Park – Burnet, Texas

longhorn cavern state park

Longhorn Cavern State Park was an absolute surprise. I’d done some research and realized it was just down the road from Inks Lake State Park (review coming soon). Longhorn Cavern is a day use only park, so no camping here. Entry to the park is free, entry to the cavern is by paid guided tour…

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A Camper, A Renovation and Freedom

I’ve always tent camped. My earliest camping memory was my mom picking me up from school, probably kindergarten. She had her Lincoln Continental packed to the brim and I sat on top of all the gear and sleeping bags in the back seat. I’m pretty sure I snuck onto the back dash once or twice,…

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