HDYDI: Tour the Central Texas Painted Churches

Ever wonder what all the fuss is about regarding Central Texas' Painted Churches? These beautiful hidden gems are a Texas treasure. Time to pack up the car and get to exploring with your family!

The Central Texas painted churches are famous, but not so famous that they’re a touristy hotspot. Don’t you love discovering hidden gems? This Lent, our family decided to make a day-trip pilgrimage to see five of them. We prayed a decade of the rosary at each, taking people’s prayer intentions with us. It was a really…

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The “Texas Forever” Vacation: Part Five

We’re recapping our 2014 “Texas Forever” Vacation. You can read about our adventure: parts one, two, three, four and five. On our final leg of the trip, we wanted to end strong. A little history, a little pretty and a whole lotta Aggie. It was the Fourth of July, after all. We finished our trip to Galveston by…

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The “Texas Forever” Vacation: Part Four

We’re recapping our 2014 “Texas Forever” Vacation. You can read about our adventure: parts one, two, three, four and five. The next morning we bid adieu to Alpine, but not before stopping in front of this mural. I like to call it, “find Anna-Laura.” Then, it was off to Fort Stockton to hug the famous roadrunner,…

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The “Texas Forever” Vacation: Part Three

We’re recapping our 2014 “Texas Forever” Vacation. You can read about our adventure: parts one, two, three, four and five. We “slept in” this morning and managed to get wheels up around 9. It was our Big Bend day and everyone was pretty stoked. Scott grabbed some lunch fixings at the local grocery store, we…

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The “Texas Forever” Vacation: Part Two

We’re recapping our 2014 “Texas Forever” Vacation. You can read about our adventure: parts one, two, three, four and five. Fortunately, “Gianna time” was on our side as we began our longest day of driving. Before leaving the beloved Panhandle we made two very important stops. The Donut Stop – because Shipley’s and Round Rock…

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