Family fun at St. Paddy’s Pickle Palooza

Whether you’re into eating pickles, drinking pickle juice, dressing like a pickle or just interested in a fun day, the World’s Only St. Paddy’s Pickle Parade & Palooza has you covered with a pickle playground, live music, pet parade, pickle eating contests, adopt-a-pet and more. The weekend event is held in Mansfield, TX, hometown to…… Continue reading Family fun at St. Paddy’s Pickle Palooza

Don’t forget your spray paint

A trip to Austin’s infamous Graffiti Park at Castle Hill (Hope Outdoor Gallery) can be quite exhilarating. Typically one has to duck, cover and run when tagging abandoned buildings, but it’s perfectly legal in Austin. At this location. For now. Kinda. (You do need to register to participate, so email: murals@hopecampaign.org). Not only will you…… Continue reading Don’t forget your spray paint

Janus, the ancient Roman god of beginnings and more

I wonder how many times I’m going to venture back to Deep Ellum and stumble upon street art that has graced brick walls for years yet seems to bypass my view time after time. The good thing is, I’m always pleasantly surprised at new-to-me murals, even when I think I’m current on the art in…… Continue reading Janus, the ancient Roman god of beginnings and more

Cattle drives and gun fights in Fort Worth’s Stockyards

The early 1900’s were filled with cowboys, cattle drives, outhouses and more. And when you’re in the stockyards you get the chance to travel back in time minus the outhouses (although I’m sure something could be arranged). The cattle drive happens every day at 11:30 am and 4:00 pm down Main Street in front of…… Continue reading Cattle drives and gun fights in Fort Worth’s Stockyards