Mio’s Pizzeria

Often times when we travel I find my desire for adventure is shorter lasting then I thought. I long for the simple comforts of the idea of home. Usually we are adventurous eaters. We love trying local classics to a community even if that means we end up eating something that doesn’t suit our tastes….

Houston Zoo

Houston Zoo is a great way to spend the afternoon and will meet the interests and imaginations of a wide range of people. The aquarium is one of my favorites stops right near the entrance and the new gorilla exhibit is great and right next to my kids favorite the chimpanzees. There is also a…

Frisco Adventure Park

Frisco Adventure Park has much to offer like snow tubing, disc golf, Nordic Center, and lodge. But we were there for one reason: sledding. They have a great hill and we picked up a sled at Walmart before heading over. The best park about this place is the sledding is free! Be sure to book…

Liar o’the Bear Park

If your looking for a great starter spot for your family to hike I couldn’t suggest this place more. Clearly marked paths, well maintained signage, bathrooms, and picnicking areas. But what’s a Colorado hike if it doesn’t have great views! There is a quick hike to the top and great views of the river flowing…

William Frederick Hayden Park

I love local community hiking parks like William Frederick Hayden Park. It’s like a full immersion into the heart of a community via hiking. There were many paths to hike here and we decided to go without following a map which at some points I wish we would have spent a little more time familiarizing…

Broken Compass Brewing

Breweries abound in Colorado and are a favorite apres ski past time. Broken Compass was a perfect fit for us. Large picnic style tables with games made this a family friendly stop. They have a unique selection of beers but not food so be sure to bring your own!

Copper Mountain

Our first trip to Colorado for skiing turned out to be a great one. Copper Mountain took great care of us. The staff was attentive and helpful and we had a great day skiing the mountain. We also spent an evening ice skating on the lake and eating at a restaurant. This resort was great…

Red Rocks Park

We only spent a short time in Red Rocks Park, but it was certainly a rewarding investment. The views are absolutely stunning and the trails were perfect for our family. Be sure to check out the visitor center for a detailed map and a great introduction to the history of the amphitheatre.

Brazos Bend State Park

Brazos Bend State Park is a gorgeous park on the Brazos River. There are several lakes for fishing and alligator sightings are very popular. It’s a great place for bird sightings. Be sure to check out the Visitors Center for the opportunity to pet baby alligators and see the snakes of Texas. The Rangers are…

Laurienzo Brick Oven Cafe

After a hike up Sugarloaf Mountain, Laurienzo Brick Oven Cafe will for now on be our go to spot. This place is a hidden gem! The food is excellent, with a laid back family friendly atmosphere. Long tables and games make this a great spot.