Government Interaction Project: Blanco Historic Preservation Commission Meeting

My interaction with Blanco’s Historic Preservation Commission has inspired me to become more involved in regional government matters by teaching me about the cultural importance of preserving historic landmarks and how the American government has tried to preserve culture through legislation and funding. The Pecan Bottom Rock Retainer Wall was built during the 1920’s, and [...]


Malaquite Beach

So in all of the 25 years of my existence, I have never touched the ocean—until yesterday. After some driving, and trying a couple of other locations, we spent most of the day at Malaquite Beach in Padre Island National Seashore. It seems we couldn't have chosen a better location based on cost, scenery, pollution, [...]

Fredericksburg and Luckenbach

I am one of those people who tries to understand the sociology of any place that I happen to visit, and James's great-aunt had several recommendations of what to see around this particular area of Texas. It was obvious there was a very German past just based on the names of the locations, but I think [...]