{Our Texas Bucketlist}

Our Texas Bucketlist

Nathan and I have had a Texas Bucketlist for as long as I can remember. We are constantly adding things to this list as you can imagine. Texas is huge and there are so many things to be seen, done, tried, etc. We've broken our list into categories...Some of these we have done and some we haven't. Those with a check-mark after it we have done. 

> Big Bend National Park
> Balmorhea State Park
> Garner State Park
> Caddo Lake 
> {Fireworks on} Possum Kingdom
> South Rim Grand Canyon National Park
> Inks Lake
> Colorado Bend State Park / Gorman Falls
> Guadalupe Mountains National Park
> Palo Duro Canyon State Park
> Pedernales Falls State Park
> Hippie Hollow Park in Austin, TX

> San Antonio River Walk 
> Frio
> Guadalupe 
> Medina
> Devil's River

> Houston Rodeo
> Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo 
> Mesquite Rodeo

> YO Ranch in Kerrville, TX
> King Ranch in Kingsville, TX
> LBJ Ranch in Stonewall, TX 
> Southfork Ranch in Parker, TX

> Jacob's Well in Wimberley, TX 
> Devil's Water Hole west of Burnet, TX
> Krause Springs in Spicewood, TX
> Hamilton Pool in Dripping Springs, TX 
> Barton Springs in Austin, TX

> Coopers in Llano, TX 
> Big Texan 
> Food trucks in Austin 
>  George's in Waco, TX
> Mary's Cafe in Strawn TX 
> Perini Ranch in Buffalo Gap, TX  
> Franklins BBQ in Austin
> Dixie Chicken in Bryan, TX
> Hard 8 BBQ in Stephenville, TX
> Smittys BBQ in Lockhart, TX
> Salt Lick BBQ in Driftwood, TX
> The Rustic {Owned by Pat Green}  in Dallas, TX
> Catfish Plantation in Waxahachie {haunted} 

> Corpus Christ 
> Port Aransas 
> Mustang Island 
> Padre Island National Seashore
> Matagorda Bay
> Port Isabel {Lighthouse}
> Galveston 

> Nacogdoches Blueberry Festival
> State Fair of Texas 
> Strawberry Festival in Poteet TX
> Tyler Rose Festival in Tyler TX
> Bluebonnet Festival in Ennis TX 
> Weatherford Peach Festival in Weatherford, TX
> Polka Festival in Ennis, TX

> Luckenbach, TX 
> Jefferson {haunted} 
> Dublin, TX {Dr. Pepper}
> Gruene & Go to Gruene Hall 
> Shiner, TX
> Mason, TX 
> Ballinger, TX
> Archer City, TX
> Pecos, TX
> Rainbow, TX
> Hico, TX
> Bandera, TX
> Fredericksburg, TX 

> Hike Enchanted Rock {Nate has, I've only made it up halfway} 
> Rattlesnake Round-up in Sweetwater, TX
> Cadillac Ranch in Amarillo, TX 
> Dinosaur Valley in Glenrose, TX 
> The Alamo in San Antonio, TX 
> State Capitol in Austin, TX  
> Fossil Rim in Glenrose, TX 
>  Ride the Texas State Railroad in Rusk, TX {Nate and I have, but want to take Mason} 
> Marfa Lights in Marfa TX
> John T Floores Country Store in Helotes, TX
> Shop at Canton, TX 
> Shop at Texas Antique Weekend in Warrenton & Round Top TX 
> Magnolia Market in Waco, TX 
> Junk Gypsy in Round Top, TX 
> Drink the crazy water in Mineral Wells, TX
> Shop the streets of Fredericksburg, TX 
> See Fredericksburg around Christmas-time 
> See the bats at Congress Bridge in Austin, TX
> Eat a Kolache in West, TX
> Natural Bridge Caverns
> Watch a TX college football game

Do you have a Texas bucketlist? Have you ever visited Texas? Where is somewhere in Texas you've always wanted to go?
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  1. Wow!! Do much to see and do in Texas!! I've never been but some of my husband's family lives in tx. I definitely want to visit someday!

  2. Wow that's a lot of places to visit/do in Texas.

  3. I've never been to Texas but would love to visit! I'll have to keep your list in mind!

  4. Wow that is alot to do in Texas... Can't wait to watch you cross it all off!

  5. So fun! We have a bucket list, but it's kind of just for wherever. We really should put together a bucket list just for California - like Texas, there's A LOT of state, with so many different things to see/do/explore!
    You have put an awesome dent in your list! I've never been to a legit waterhole, and it sounds like something right up our alley!

  6. I LOVE this list! I'm gonna bookmark this. I need to make one for myself. I do keep a list of TX breweries I want to visit and a few towns I want to visit for weekend getaways, but I need to just make a real list. Gonna snag a bunch of these!

  7. LOVE this. Houston rodeo is a MUST. We go 3 or 4 times during the season and aside from the holidays, it's my favorite time of the year!

  8. This is awesome! I love it! You've got to add Billy's Oak Acres BBQ to your list though - it's in W. Fort Worth!

  9. You make me realize how much there is to do and see! How did you come up with your list?

  10. Oh man, this list has made me miss Texas even more! I had really wanted to visit Big Bend National Park when we lived there but we never got around to it. :(

  11. Wow, you guys have done a lot already. Everything sounds so fun. Although I've never heard of a watering hole, only in movies? What is it?

  12. This looks like so much fun! I love Texas!! Between you and me, I secretly hope Sean gets a job there someday, ha! ;) There's so much to do and it's beautiful!! I need to put a list together like this for us!

  13. Marfa lights are totally on my list as well as Fredricksburg and the Poteet Strawberry festival! I would maybe add Paris, Texas to your towns to visit - they have a replica of the Eiffel Tower {although it is a little smaller!}. I'm going to be saving this list!!

  14. I'm catching up on your blog so that is why you are getting a random comment on this post!! Ha. I love this idea...and I know that if I say something to my husband...he will be all over this. Thanks for sharing!!! :) Have y'all already been to Joe T's in FW? If not...PUT IT ON THE LIST! Ha.

  15. So while it's true that the people make an event (and the people definitely made any event!) this space definitely adds a different dimension to it. Went to space Miami events for an evening event and I was really impressed.

  16. This is the greatest list I ever saw! I second Liz's idea about doing one for CA but I'd probably get overwhelmed lol


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