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Texas Prison Museum - Huntsville, Texas

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May 24, 2019 A vacation doesn't always have to be a major endeavor with a plane ride or long road trip. Some of the best times I've had are on little day trips I've taken to local Texas cities. After my Amarillo trip I was itching to get back out there and sight see but my next major vacation wasn't until July so I decided to check out some of the major points of interest in a little town not far from where I live called Huntsville. If the name sounds familiar it's because it's home to Sam Houston State University and some of the most unique museums I've been to. First on the list and a must for anyone visiting Huntsville is The Texas Prison Museum. Texas has always had a reputation for being a major proponent of the death penalty. One of the major death row prisons in the country is right here in Huntsville with many famous prisoners entering the facility throughout its history including the infamous murder duo Bonnie and Clyde. The Texas Prison mus

World's Littlest Skyscraper - Wichita Falls, Texas

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April 6, 2019 One of the best things about road trips are the small little towns between destinations with interesting attractions and restaurants to stop at. On the way home from Amarillo we decided to make a stop along the way in a little town called Wichita Falls, Texas. I had heard of this town before because of the waterfall (which of course is the namesake of the town) but I didn't know if there was anything else there that might interest my father and I. After googling "things to do in Wichita Falls" I came across a building known as the world's littlest skyscraper. Of course I was intrigued so I decided to give this one a visit...and a little more research.  Located at 701 La Salle in downtown Wichita Falls stands the Newby-McMahon building which has been dubbed "The World's Littlest Skyscraper". Standing at only 40 feet tall this structure can hardly be considered a legitimate skyscraper so I asked the local shop owner (who now occupies

Bill's Backyard Classics - Amarillo, Texas

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April 5, 2019 The last stop on our Amarillo vacation was actually not on the bucket list. For every trip I plan out I have several bucket list places and a few extras for if we have time or if one of the bucket list items is for whatever reason closed. This place was on the extras list and since we had time for one more attraction in Amarillo I let my dad choose and this was his choice. No big shocker there considering he's a classic car enthusiast! I honestly didn't think I was going to enjoy it but I was wrong. Bill's Backyard Classics all started with one mans passion for classic cars and the desire to bring more family friendly entertainment to the area. Bill Pratt sold his successful business in 2012 and began looking for classic cars to buy. What was originally meant to be the purchase of just one or two cars has grown to a collection of over 90 fully restored classic cars all in mint condition! They have cars from as far back as the 1920s, military vehicles, a