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New RV Park Opens in East Texas

A new RV park has opened in the beautiful piney woods of East Texas. Laguna Vista RV Park is a family-owned and operated facility located on part of a small cow/farm business. At this time of year, visitors can see … Continue reading

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Sunbelt RV Parks Report Record Number of Snowbirds

Resurgence of the Polar vortex and snow in 49 of the 50 states is good news for the Sunbelt. Campgrounds in southern California, Texas, Florida, and Arizona are seeing a boom in occupancy for December–March with travelers seeking a respite … Continue reading

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Luling: Texas-style Promised Land

Luling is conveniently located in the heart of Texas at the crossroads of US 90 and 183, Texas 80 and 86, and Interstate 10. Less than an hour from San Antonio and Austin, Luling sits at the southern edge of … Continue reading

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Luling: Sixty-One Years of Thumpin’

Watermelons have been associated with  Luling since the 1950s, when truck farming began to take off in the area. In 1953, Luling residents held the first Watermelon Thump, a festival featuring live music and a seed spitting competition (ready to … Continue reading

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Luling: Texas Black Gold

Barbecue sauce isn’t the only valuable liquid flowing in Luling. The town is dotted with oil pumps that still move the Texas black gold from the ground. Once known as “the toughest town in Texas”, Luling was established in 1874 … Continue reading

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Luling: Barbecue Central

Some people dream of a “land flowing with milk and honey.” But I dream of one that’s rich with Texas barbecue…and watermelons. The good news is that such a magical place exists in the Central Texas town of Luling. And … Continue reading

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La Grange: Fayette County Courthouse & Old County Jail

Anchoring the town square, the restored historic Fayette County courthouse is a must-see for any visitor to La Grange. The historic Oak on the north side of square has been muster point for men in six conflicts. San Antonio architect … Continue reading

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La Petite Gourmet Shoppe: The Best Little Kitchen Shop in Texas

Did you know La Grange has one of the state’s top kitchen stores? Located in an historic building across the street from the Fayette County courthouse, La Petite Gourmet Shoppe is a specialty kitchen shop. Le Petite Gourmet Shoppe features … Continue reading

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La Grange: The Best Little Quilt Museum in Texas

The Chicken Ranch is rarely mentioned nowadays. The establishment that inspired the stage play, movie, and the lyrics of a popular song, “Best Little Whorehouse in Texas” is long gone. The brothel officially closed in 1973 after operating for more … Continue reading

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Frisch Auf: Monument Hill and Kreische Brewery State Historic Site

Beyond its Czech past, La Grange also holds a rich German and Texan history. To explore both, we drove 1 mile south of La Grange to Monument Hill and Kreische Brewery State Historic Site. From the La Grange town square … Continue reading

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