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  • Road Trip to Waco, Texas and Magnolia Market

    Road Trip to Waco, Texas and Magnolia Market

    My wife, Denise and I are huge fans of HGTV’s Fixer Upper. The show features a couple, Chip and Joanna Gaines, from Waco, Texas who specialize in turning problem homes into showcase homes – inside and out. The couple own Magnolia Market, which is frequently featured in the show as the go to place for finding decor for the fixer upper homes.  When we went to visit our oldest daughter, Sherri, and her husband in […]

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  • The Travel Bar is Set High for the New Year

    The Travel Bar is Set High for the New Year

    We admit that we feel more than a little blessed to have careers that allow us to travel for a living. Ever since Midlife Road Trip first began, each year has been filled with more exciting destinations and bucket list adventures than the year before. This last year has been no exception. For that trend to continue however, we may require the services of a magic genie as the travel bar is set high for […]

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  • Tailgating Texas Style #TexasToDo

    Tailgating Texas Style #TexasToDo

    As a fanatical football fan and foodie it should come as no surprise that tailgating is one of my favorite activities. Mingling with fans who are as passionate about their food as the they are their football teams is worthy of any Bucket List.

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  • Austin Texas is Weird

    Austin Texas is Weird

    Austin, Texas is weird and we love it! Austin is known for incredible food and fantastic music and #SXSW … Take a behind the scenes peek at what weird about Austin! And .. another check off our Bucket List!

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  • Ghost Pepper, Tongue Torturing Fun at Zest Fest!

    Ghost Pepper, Tongue Torturing Fun at Zest Fest!

    Experience the fine line between pleasure and pain at Zest Fest in Irving, as Rick enters Intensity Academy’s “Hot Lolly Lick-a-thon”, a fun tongue torturing contest involving a lollipop made from the infamous ghost peppers (Bhut Jolokia Chil). It is easily  the hottest lollipop on the planet. Can you say “OUCH!” ? What’s the hottest thing you’ve ever put in your mouth?    

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  • Learning the Ropes at Tejas Rodeo School

    Learning the Ropes at Tejas Rodeo School

    Rick and Sandi are learning the ropes in this fun-filled behind the scenes look at the Tejas Rodeo in San Antonio, Texas. … just one more thing checked off the Bucket List! 

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  • Austin’s Famous “Bat Bridge”

    Austin’s Famous “Bat Bridge”

    Seeing 1.5 million bats take flight is an amazing sight. While in Austin, Texas  we visited the famous Congress Bridge – home of the largest urban bat colony in the world!

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  • Midlife Road Trip at #SXSW – Austin, TX

    Midlife Road Trip at #SXSW – Austin, TX

    Rick wandered off to #SXSW in Austin, TX to learn what the fuss is all about.  

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  • Most Patriotic Small Town in America: Gainesville, Texas #BestoftheRoad

    Most Patriotic Small Town in America: Gainesville, Texas #BestoftheRoad

    What an honor it was to meet Medal of Honor Recipients Kenneth Stumpf and Don “Doc” Ballard on our trip to Gainesville, Texas. We had a wonderful guided historical tour of downtown, visited the Home Grown Hero Walking Trail, watched the Pedal for the Medal Bike Parade on Medal of Honor Boulevard, and were guests of honor at an ice cream social where we visited with locals and learned what patriotism means to Gainesville. 

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  • It’s the #SummerOfDoing Why not try Bed and Breakfasting

    It’s the #SummerOfDoing Why not try Bed and Breakfasting

    Have you ever stayed at a Bed & Breakfast? It’s a nice alternative to staying a hotel and a great way to get a feel for a community. We recently stayed at Miss Olivia’s B & B on our way through Gainesville, Texas on a cross-country road trip. After weeks of hotels it was a welcome change to slow down the hectic pace. There’s nothing else quite like sitting on the front porch of a […]

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