Trail through Texas
By Alexandra Cotton period 5
Day 1&2: Gulf Coastal Region
American Freedom Museum
Today I am visiting the American Freedom Museum. When I arrived at the museum, i discovered what it was about. It was about the military in the quest for liberty. The museum Features 2 galleries... It features the Hall of presidents and hall of America. You can explore around the 15,000 sq foot galleries
As I was strolling out in Tyler to find a place to eat, I realized that they're were a lot of seafood restaurants. I am not that much into seafood but I really enjoy Fried Catfish. They have tons of markets and fast-food restaurants like we have here in Dallas. I dined in at, a seafood place called, Palace Sea Food. I ordered their fried catfish. I was done eating after a while. I enjoyed it a lot because this is my first time visiting Tyler because I was never really interested until I heard about , Lake Park in Tyler.
After lunch I decided to take a lovely walk by the lake.I learned that you can boat, fish, and, Mountain bike. THEY HAVE A LOT OF DIFFERENT KIND OF FISH IN THE LAKE. (CRAPPIE,PERCH,CATFISH, AND BASS). I CAMPED AT THE LAKE. THEY HAVE CABINS THERE SO I DECIDED… WHY NOT! I RENTED A BOAT TO HAVE SOME FUN. LAKE PARK WAS AWESOME. NOW TO GO TO GALVESTON!
Lone star Flight museum
THE LONE STAR FLIGHT MUSEUM IS A SELF SUPPORTED FLIGHT MUSEUM. THE LSFM MUSEUM HAS MORE THAN, 35000 VOLUNTEERS A YEAR. THIS UNIQUE PRODUCTION TAKES THE LIVING HISTORY LESSON TO PUBLIC IN THE AIR AND IS SEEN BY OVER 1.5 MILLION PEOPLE EACH YEAR.
Lone Star Flight Museum Hangar
After visiting the museum of flight, I decided to take a look at their different cultures. I thought that it would be fun and interesting if I went horse back riding for the third time in my life. My horses name was, checkers. The horse did not have a name yet because they just got it shipped it in. I named it "checkers" after my gecko that died a few years back, I miss him. I rode with the tour guy and his horse was named, coconut frapuccino. That name was awesome! The trail took about, 2 hours to get through the whole trail. When we were getting off of the horses, we decided to go to... GALVESTON BAY!
We finally arrived at Galveston Bay! I was so excited to see the ocean and the gorgeously tan sand. I love the beach. I will go out super duper far into the ocean with all of the creatures are. I had a blast there. I even went whale watching with the tour guide. We saw a few sharks and dolphins, but in different areas of course because sharks are more afraid of dolphins then they are of sharks.
Day 3&4: North Central Plains
Dr. Pepper Museum
- They have tons of Exhibits to explore! The doctor pepper museum lets you drink samples of dr. Pepper.
- Whenever you go on to the first floor, it takes you back all the way into time. You go way back, to when dr. Pepper was first made.
- The Dr.Pepper museum makes me want to drink dr. Pepper all day after their movie exhibit!
- One the first floor, you walk through an old drug store to see how it was like in the old days. It was amazing.
- They had so many, cams and bottles of dr. Pepper from the old times. That place is very interesting.
In Waco they have comic con. Comic con is where you celebrate your favorite comic books. They have people dressed up as awesome comic characters. It is placed in March 5 months from now according to the website I visited. I'm definitely going. My favorite super hero is spider man. I'm being slider woman for Halloween! He's ,y favorite marvel character. All I know is I'm going to comic con!!!
They have 4 common fish in the lake, they are... Crappie, catfish,largemouth bass,white bass. Lake Waco has, several different parks around it. You can Jet Ski and, camp and many more things to do up to you.
Satan is a very creepy ancient guy. There are tons of hotels by satans backyard. Satan's Backyard is the name of a bar in Graham. This is part of their culture. I walked in to see the menu and I saw nothing that I really liked. I left but they did have a lot of things to choose from.
Day 5&6: The great plains
Museum of Texas Tech
I visited the Texas Tech Museum today. I was very interesting... They have 6 different exhibits. They are very interesting and they are cool.I visited 4 of them only. My favorite exhibit was, the ice age on the Southern plains.
I settled in to the cactus theatre to watch shake spear for the first time. The shake spear was really boring. I'm not much on musicals unless they are exciting. The museum was very old timing and it kind of bothered me and seemed like it was from the ancient times.
Mackenzie park is fun for all ages. You can bike, play, and have fun! There's a forest with tons of trails to walk through to excercis. I excercised this morning to jog across the trail. It was really nice weather and, it was beautiful outside.
The water park offers great prices until it comes to rentals. Children will have a blast there, like I did. They have so many different water slides. The park is humongous! It is really fun though... I might go again over spring break or the summer if I have time for all of that.
The potton house was built in 1901. The house was maintained by a family until, 1975. It was purchased by the city Big Springs, with the Dora Roberts foundation. It was a turn of the century architecture. The Potton house was really interesting because the tour guide said everything play by play.
Baseball is a major sport in, Big Springs. I used to play softball, they are kind of the same thing but, not quite.they let me play so I could figure out if the rules were any different then what they are in Coppell. They are not different but it is still fun.
Day 7&8: Mountains and Basins
Museum of history
In this type of museum you get to see all of where the battles were and all of the battle machines the soldiers used. You got to see all of the stuff that has been changing in time from one time period to another. It was really cool. It's probably one of the Best museums I've ever been to!
When it comes to an environment that's rich in culture few compare to the city of El Paso. There are many Hispanics who live in this city. Most of the citizens are mostly American and Mexican and are, Bilingual. Their culture is very rich and amazing if you look it up if you are ever interested.
thousand steps trail
It is a very rocky trail on the thousand step trail. You can hike and run, they are the best. I did that to get a morning jog in up the trail and walked back down. It is really fun, but if you fall down it is really rocky and will hurt really badly...(I learned that the hard way.)
Most of the people in, Pecos are Mexican. Pecos is close to El Paso that is why. The frontier people of Pecos had to be vigilant with nomadic Plains Indians, whose intenttrade or war?-could be unpredictable. I wonder why it is un predictable... I guess we will never know.
Everybody enjoyed the car museum tour whenever they went. WE got to sit in the car and feel how cozy the seat was. It was unbelievable. I was not that interested into cars until after that tour. It was really awesome. Its definitely worth a visit.