• Adventures
  • Costuming a Barbarian at Texas Renaissance Festival

    Texas Renaissance Festival (TRF for short) runs every year during October and November in Todd Mission, Texas (just north of Houston).  There is something for everyone!  Costuming, jousting and other shows, shopping for handcrafts, festival eating, people watching, and wine/mead drinking.  As a casual costumer, I try to play along with their themed weekends (Oktoberfest, […]

  • Adventures
  • A Mini Wine Trail Through Fredericksburg

    Remember when I said I can sniff out wineries like a bloodhound?  I wasn’t kidding.  For Texans, the Hill Country is a playground for wine enthusiasts like myself.  After our recent backpacking trip to Lost Maples State Natural Area, we stopped at a few (okay…six) wineries on our way home.  From Lost Maples, we drove from San Antonio […]

  • Adventures
  • A Mini Wine Trail in Grapevine

    How much damage could I do in a half day on a mini wine trail?  Oh, plenty!  Recently my husband and I were in the Dallas area for a convention, and we had a half day to spare before the convention got started.  Some people in this situation sleep in or read a book…I find the nearest winery. […]