As I mentioned in my last two posts, here and here, the JJ family spent the Labor Day weekend in Austin. One of the places we visited was Mount Bonnell. Situated at an elevation of 775 feet above mean sea level, this promontory is one of Austin’s most popular spots. Overlooking the Lake Austin portion …

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For the Labor Day weekend, the JJ family had a chance to visit Austin. I wrote about our stay at the Fairmont Austin here. We had one full day to explore the city. Austin has a lot to offer. In the past, we have visited Zilker Park, explored Congress Avenue, and enjoyed food truck offerings. …

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The JJ family had a chance to take its first trip out of Dallas this Labor Day weekend. It was our first in several months. And since COVID-19 is still a significant player in all communities, we wanted a hotel that we could rely on. Mr. JJ’s research found that Fairmont Austin had several precautionary …

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This post is the next in our series, Hidden Gems, where we visit places hidden in plain view, in and around Dallas, that we have explored this summer and in the past. You can access that series of posts here. A couple of weeks ago, as I sat sipping coffee in my backyard, on a bright, …

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In May of 2014, the JJ family took a trip to Denver, ostensibly to visit our nephew, who was then studying there. We took the opportunity to spend a night at Colorado Springs. Early morning, we drove up to Pike’s Peak and visited the Manitou Cliff dwellings before breaking for lunch and then went to …

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This post is the next in our series, Hidden Gems, where we visit places hidden in plain view, in and around Dallas, that we have explored this summer and in the past. You can access that series of posts here. For our weekend outing, we chose to do the Plano Art Walk. This self- guided tour …

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This post is the next in our series, Hidden Gems, where we visit places hidden in plain view, in and around Dallas, that we have explored this summer and in the past. You can access that series of posts here. This morning Mr. JJ and I set out to explore Northwest Community Park in Frisco. Well-known …

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