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March 27, 2017

Turn of the Century Hotels

How delightful to walk into the lobby of the Drury Plaza Hotel in downtown San Antonio. No cold, heartless steel and glass modern edifice here. I can’t help but feel the wonderful history of the place and wonder about the people who walked through here and looked at the same elegant décor. The Drury Hotel […]

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March 25, 2017

Hotel Stays

           Some of my friends who travel more than I do can probably address this issue with more authority than I. It’s a subject with which I am going to become very familiar. Why can I call up a list of hotels on the internet for, say, Austin, and the prices […]

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March 24, 2017

San Miguel Allende

Fear is always a factor in traveling, but going to Mexico should not be. All too often people let fear keep them from going places. Mexico, because of the drug wars, has gotten a bad rap. Spring Breakers going down to Padre Island who cross the border in search of drugs may have some reason […]

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March 23, 2017

On Dogs and Discipline

Discipline, of any sort, is difficult, whether self-discipline, disciplining dogs, disciplining children or disciplining a society. But it is a necessity if we are to survive. Self-discipline, of course, is the basis for all other forms of discipline. Beside me, in the pool of light on my desk, sit the double four-inch thick stacks of […]

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March 22, 2017

Why a Bed and Breakfast?

Have you ever stayed in a Bed and Breakfast in a lovely, old historic home? Or at least one that is carefully cared for and beautifully furnished, with scrumptious, elegant breakfasts? There are some gorgeous Bed and Breakfasts available. Now-a-days, with the Internet, they are easy to find and convenient to investigate. One caveat, of […]

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March 21, 2017

The Joys of Not Traveling

What is it that inspires some people to go traveling? I have several dear friends who are constantly on the go. One cruises nearly every month. Another sets off for bike trips across Europe or the Balkans or the Middle East or India. A third can find the best restaurants anywhere in the Southern United […]

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March 20, 2017

Momentary Freedom

Last week, I sat down to supper on Sunday night, relieved that cooking and cleaning, feeding hubby and walking the dogs was done. Tired and happy to just sit, I looked at my calendar. (I admit to having been technologically beaten into putting my activities on my cell phone). To my horror, the calendar entry […]

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March 19, 2017

Husbands and Hearts

What is it about men and their belief that they are bullet-proof and invincible? Yesterday, a friend and I were discussing husbands and their insistence on their invincibility. Her husband had, after three refusals, agreed to have cataract surgery on his eyes. Or at least one eye. He had literally bolted from the doctor’s office […]

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March 18, 2017

The Wobbly

The Wobbly How delightful to have friends who love to travel! Join us on Saturday, April 1, to visit the Galveston Railroad Museum and the latest exhibit on “The Wobbly”. The cost will be an affordable $25 for the day which will include transportation ($15) and admission ($10) to the museum. There is something about […]

Historic Tours of Texas Blog, Historical
November 28, 2016

Touring Europe

Amazing how naïve and innocent we are in our early twenties. What could be more fun than taking high school juniors and seniors to Europe for six weeks in the summer? I guess I hadn’t learned anything from the St. Augustine trip. Back in those idyllic 70s, my husband and I corralled 7 students from […]

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