Category Archives: domestic travel

Mother’s Day in the Texas Hill Country During COVID-19

We started Mother’s Day with another wonderful morning at Emma’s Ranch in the Texas Hill Country.  I got up early and walked into the kitchen to spot deer just outside the window.  It just gave me a warm feeling inside. … Continue reading

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Coming out of COVID-19: A Taste of the Texas Hill Country

I haven’t been out of Houston since our ill-fated trip to Vietnam in March.  Here in our urban setting (Houston is the 4th largest city in the USA), we are still wearing masks, social distancing, and sanitizing like crazy.  It’s … Continue reading

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Journey to a Galaxy Far, Far Away: Natasha previews Galaxy’s Edge at Walt Disney World

Today is the opening of Galaxy’s Edge, the new Stars Wars (SW) section at Disney’s Hollywood Studios part of Walt Disney World (WDW) in Orlando Florida.  Natasha was among the lucky few season ticket holders who got to go to … Continue reading

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The Painted Churches of Texas

This special edition post of travelbynatasha.com is dedicated to the sisters of Delta Delta Delta.  They are the ones who made this trip special. Shortly before 9 am on a spring Friday morning we left Houston to visit the historical … Continue reading

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Not skiing in Ruidoso, New Mexico

I have traveled to Ruidoso, New Mexico with one of my book clubs.  This time of year, the area is famous for Ski Apache, the Lincoln National Forest, Sierra Blanca in the Rocky Mountain Range, the Mescalero Apache Reservation, and … Continue reading

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Mesilla, New Mexico

One of my book clubs is traveling to Ruidoso, New Mexico for a four-day weekend. No snow on the ground, so no one in our group is planning to ski although we might try out tubing on the man-made snow. … Continue reading

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Near Grand Rapids-Rockford, Muskegon, and Lake Michigan

I generally don’t go too far while visiting here in Grand Rapids, Michigan, but we did venture out a few days.  One evening we drove to Rockford, Michigan about a half hour from central GR.  The town is charming with … Continue reading

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Wandering around town in Grand Rapids Michigan

Ah beautiful!  Grand Rapids is named for the ripples that run on the Grand River in this western Michigan city, the second largest in the state and the hometown of former US President Gerald R. Ford.  Formerly the custom furniture … Continue reading

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Eating my way through Grand Rapids Michigan-Bakeries, Meat Markets, and Sit-down Restaurants

I have been coming to Grand Rapids Michigan in the summer for as long as I remember. I leave the extreme heat and humidity behind for longer days, cooler evenings and mornings and a chance to actually enjoy the outdoors … Continue reading

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Natasha goes on a road trip (and misses historic flooding in Houston)

My mom has decided to return to live in Michigan long term; I won’t say permanently because I suspect she will be back in Texas at some point.  Rocky and I are driving her back now that the weather is … Continue reading

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