Texas Travel

 

On December 29, 1845 Texas became the 28th state of the United States of America.

Nicknamed The Lone Star State to signify its former status as an independent republic, Texas is the second largest state of the United States.

The lone star can be found on the Texas state flag.

Raising cattle was a large industry in Texas. Texas image is readily compared to that of cowboys.

Alot of U.S oil was discovered in Texas. In the year 2015 with 54 companies to it’s credit Texas held the second spot on the list of the states with the most Fortune 500 companies.

The 54 companies include such fields as aerospace, agriculture, biochemical sciences, computers, electronics and petroleum among others.

Austin is the Capital of Texas.

English is the spoken language of Texas. Most people would agree that Texans have a distinct accent different from other americans. Spanish is spoken by a large group of Texans.

Some of Texas most talked about places are:

The Alamo
The alamo is a white stone chapel were the Battle of the Alamo took place. The siege of the Alamo took place from February 23 to March 6, 1836.

In December 1835, during Texas war for independence from Mexico, Texan soldiers occupied the Alamo.

That February 23, 1836 thousands of Mexicans soldiers led by General Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna sieged the fort.

Heavily outnumbered, the 200 Texan soldiers defending the Alamo bravely endured for 13 days before the Mexican overpowered them.

For Texans the Battle of the Alamo is a symbol of heroic resistance to oppression.

The Texans won their struggle for independence later that year.

Dallas World Aquarium – This aquarium has and protects alot of endangered species.

Fort Worth Stockyards – This National Historic District consists of some original brick walkways, corrals, and livestock.

There are shops and restaurants, and a live cattle drive at twice a day.

Forth Worth Zoo – Founded in 1909 has over 7,000 animals from around the world, some of which you can pet – at their Petting Corral.

Houston, Texas is home to Space Center Houston an exciting place to see the future and remarkable past of America’s space flight history.

Padre Island National Sea Shore – This untouched 70 mile stretch coastline is a paradise for windsurfers, and bird watchers.

The park contains dunes, prairies, and tide pools that house some marine life.

San Antonio River Park – The San Antonio River park has river boats for hire. or you can just lay back and enjoy one of the cruise boat tours down the river.

Museums, parks and restaurants are just some of the sites that await you along the way.

Texas State Capitol – The Texas State Capitol grounds are open to the public. On the grounds, there memoirs of the heroes of Texas’s history.

The Texas State Capitol was completed in 1888. It consists of the offices and chambers of the Texas Legislature and the Office of the Governor.

The building was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1970 and recognized as a National Historic Landmark in 1986.

The Texas State Capitol is 302.64 feet tall, making it the sixth tallest state capitol.

On March 2nd, of 1885 the day of the Texas Independence Day the cornerstone for the building was laid, it opened to the public on April 21, 1888, Saint Jacinto Day.

Sundance Square – Sundance Square consists of thirty-five blocks of shops, galleries, restaurants, and nightlife.

Fort Worth Botanic Gardens – The Fort Worth Botanic Gardens consist of fourteen botanical gardens, the Native Texas Boardwalk, a Rain Forest cConservatory, and a compost outpost.

Fort Worth Water Gardens – The Fort Worth Water Gardens are 4.3 acres where people will see a variaty of pools. You can hear the sound of water running thought the garden.

San Antonio
San Antonio is the second-most populous city in the state of Texas, with a population of 1,469,845.

San Antonio was named after Saint Anthony of Padua, known for his undying love and devotion to the poor and the sick.

Some of the notable attractions of San Antonio include Six Flags Fiesta Texas and Morgan’s Wonderland amusement parks.

San Antonio is also the home to the five-time NBA champions the San Antonio Spurs.

San Antonio is also the hosts the annual San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo, one of the largest such events in the country.

There is no doubt that Texas is not only large, but a place with countless activities and history.

Texas has great hotels, motels, car rentals and restaurants.

Let me know about your trip.

Boston Travel

Boston, city is the capital of Massachusetts. It’s a great place to go to if you like the sea. The puritans settled in Boston in the 1600’s.

Boston has been defined and shaped by its history for nearly 400 years. On the 16th of December of 1773.

The Boston Tea Party became a significant event in the growth of the American Revolution.

The American Revolutionary War began near Boston in 1775.

Between 1800 and 1900 Boston changed from a relatively simple and ethnically English ancestry city to a ethnically diverse city.

Boston has a population of more than 560,000 people; many of which are Italian, Irish, and Jews.

Between 1940 and 1960, many African Americans migrated from the southern states and occupied portions of Roxbury and Dorchester.

From the 1940’s through the 1970’s many Puerto Ricans arrived in Boston.

Fen way Park is located in Boston, home of the Boston red Socks.

Boston is also know for it’s prestigious universities,  Harvard University is known for helping to shape some of the greatest minds of the country.

There are 34 small islands that border the coast of Boston, thirteen of the islands are included in the Boston Harbor Islands National Recreation Area.

Some of the most impressive sights are Fort Warren on Georges Island.

There is a public beach on Spectacle Island. The countries oldest light house is in Georges islands.

There are also trails, dunes and forests. there is also a beach and camping area at Lovells Island.

Massachusetts has alot of great beaches to choose from, there’s one for every taste, here are a few of them:

Nantucket – Madaket Beach
Madaket beach is famous for it’s sunsets.

Nantucket – Cisco Beach
Cisco Beach is a surfing paradise. There is no public transportation to this beach. Once there you can surf or take advantage of one of the surfing classes, and start riding the waves in no time.

Province town – Race Point Beach
Beautiful beach with calm waves, The sand is lighter than the others. Great for photos. Good if you have small children.

East-ham – Coast Guard Beach
It’s been called one of the top ten cleanest beaches in the country. Lots of salt marshes providing a flash look at nature. Great source of salt. Let’s keep it clean and protected.

Wellfleet – Cahoon Hollow
Cahoon Hollow Beach has great high sand cliffs beach with breathtaking views.

Martha’s Vineyard -Katama Beach
Deep blue ocean crashing with strong waves – good for surfing.

Martha’s Vineyard – Menemsha Beach
Menemsha beach is a calm wave beach – great for families with small children.

It’s also a great place to go to get fried clams, steamed lobsters, or just plain fresh sea food. Menemsha is the serene choice of the busy Vineyard beaches.

It’s great to stroll down the cliff into the sea, it’s like those cliffs you see on those great black and white films.

Have lunch on top of the cliff, some tours include it.

Boston is also known for it’s state houses, among which are the homes of Samuel Adams, and Paul Reeve.

 

There are also trails, dunes and forests. there is also a beach and camping area at Lovells Island.

Berthed at Pier 1 on the Harbor-walk, the USS Constitution is the world’s oldest commissioned navel vessel afloat, and still sets sail every Fourth of July to commemorate America’s independence.

Completed in 1826, the Quincy market is well known for its architectural style as it is for the food that offered inside its more than 20 restaurants and 40 stalls.

The market is known as a family-friendly spot where tourists and locals can grab a quick bite on the cheap.

Another of Bostons attractions is the  New England Aquarium it embodies a large exhibit of sea life, exotic jellyfishes, stingrays, seals and penguins.

In sum Boston is the place to visit, I hope you enjoy your visit and let me know about the places you visited.

Boston has great hotels, motels, car rentals and restaurants.

Have a great time ……