Texas Bucket List – A & B ~ Blogging Through The Alphabet

I have tackled another round of Blogging Through The Alphabet. This time around, I have decided to create a Texas Bucket List. Some of these are things that my family and I have done and loved. Other things are ones that sound interesting and fun to do. Either way, I think I’d love to be able to check all these off my list once again!

Texas Bucket List - A & B

Since I missed the first week, I am doing A and B together.

A – Abilene’s Storybook Sculpture Project

I lived in Abilene when I was attending undergrad and loved the town. Quiet and peaceful yet still full of things to do, I would have been content to stay in Abilene after graduation. Other roads were followed but I still enjoy stopping in Abilene when we travel to New Mexico. I recently read about something that Abilene has done that sounds really cool – Storybook Sculpture Project.

Throughout the downtown area, you will find sculptures of storybook characters. You can see all of them online and find out what book they are from. You can also learn the location of the sculpture and go see it. The Lorax, The Three Little Kittens, Charlotte & Wilbur, Duck on a Bike, and more have been created in sculpture.

We are going to have to stop sometime soon when going through Abilene. There is also a museum called the National Center for Children’s Illustrated Literature. In addition to these, they host an annual event – the Children’s Art & Literacy Festival. What a neat thing to do!

B – Big Bend

Big Bend is a National Park and a State Park. There is quite a bit to Big Bend and I would love to visit there. The photos I see from Big Bend are gorgeous and really show off the beauty of that area. Big Bend is in the far south west corner of Texas. Big Bend has a wildlife and birding, dark skies at night, and bright sun during the day. Lots of hiking and biking trails are found in Big Bend. From mountains to deserts, the terrain can really change in that area and being on the border of Mexico, it has a culture that is quite different from the city culture I currently live in. There is quite a bit that appeals with visiting Big Bend.

Check out the Big Bend site for the National Parks.

Texas Highways also provides some good tips that I will take to heart when I have a chance to visit.

Where would you like to visit in Texas?

Blessings,
At Home.

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This is a weekly series and will be linked weekly with the Blogging Through The Alphabet co-hosts:
Amanda at Hopkins Homeschool
Kirsten at Doodle Mom
Jennifer at Worth a Bowed Head
Kimberley at Vintage Blue Suitcase
Desiree at Our Homeschool Notebook
Markie at My Life As Mrs. Cooks
Hilary at Walking Fruitfully

 

 

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14 thoughts on “Texas Bucket List – A & B ~ Blogging Through The Alphabet

  1. Annette V May 21, 2018 at 11:37 pm Reply

    I want to go! Sounds great, both locations. I’m betting you are going to have me salivating after your field trip potentials. 🙂

    • 3gigglygirlsathome May 22, 2018 at 8:36 am Reply

      We have found some interesting places we want to go. I’ll take you on a tour of a few places if you are ever able to make it down this way.

  2. Lee @ Dragon'sEyeView May 22, 2018 at 6:43 am Reply

    LOVE the idea of a local bucket list! Although, “local” in Texas is a relative term. I’ve only driven through the top of Texas on road trips…but maybe following your #abcblogging list will spark a place to travel for a visit someday!

    • 3gigglygirlsathome May 22, 2018 at 8:39 am Reply

      Oh, I totally agree that local is relative. We are fortunate to live in central TX so much of the state is not too terribly far away. Thanks for dropping by and taking time to comment.

  3. Model the JOY May 23, 2018 at 8:41 pm Reply

    Oh the Storybook Sculptures sound so fun! Texas is actually on our bucket list to visit one day.

    • 3gigglygirlsathome May 23, 2018 at 9:44 pm Reply

      I think they sound like fun, too. Hope you are able to make it down here some time and that you enjoy it when you do! Thanks for dropping by the blog and commenting. It means a lot.

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