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Old 04-26-2017, 05:56 PM
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Thanks for the suggestions. Surprised that the 2nd largest state in USofA has so little to offer the adventure spirited... serves to reassure me about the grandeur and mystic about Alaska.

Not sure if Ill go all the way to Austin. Honestly I was hoping to do some exploring in the deserts. Are there any canyons in TX? I have no intereste in the cities but I what about NASA? Isnt there a mesuem or something in Houston? If so I imagine that would be a must see.
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Old 04-26-2017, 11:23 PM
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Why are you so fixated on Texas? Why not Utah, Colorado, or Montana or something?
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Texas has all kinds of cool places! I was responding to 2hr near the Woodlands, TX.

Big Bend National Park offers off roading, but you've gotta really come prepared! Only one gas station out there (last time I was there), no tire shops, so you've gotta be a boy scout and be prepared. Camping along the Guadalupe River is awesome, as well as the Frio River. Then you have Palo Duro Canyon, Caprock Canyon, and many many many more beautiful state parks. My favorite state park is Enchanted Rock. It's one of only 3 large Granite Domes on the planet. The other two are Stone Mountain near Atlanta, GA, and the other one down under in Australia, so that is very cool & unique.

There are also several other off road parks in East Texas, but be prepared as the dust & mud is bright orange and it normally doesn't come off very easy.

Also yes NASA is very cool. You can tour the actual apollo landing control room where the famous saying of "Houston we have a problem" or "one small step for man" came from. They have one of the actual 747's that carried an orbitor space shuttle (TX did not get a real one.....) but we do have a training model stuck on top of the 747.

Blue Bell Ice Cream comes from Brenham, TX, and thats a cool plant tour. that is about an hour nw of Houston.

San Antonio has the Alamo, a great zoo, and the river walk.

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