Gerald E. McLeod

Contributing Writer, Day Trips

Gerald E. McLeod joined the Chronicle staff in November 1980 as a graphic designer. In April 1991 he began writing the “Day Trips” column. Besides the weekly travel column, he contributed “101 Swimming Holes,” “Guide to Central Texas Barbecue,” and “Guide to the Texas Hill Country.” His first 200 columns have been published in Day Trips Vol. I and Day Trips Vol. II.

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Day Trips: Lundi Gras Boucherie at Lakeview Park, Eunice, La.
Day Trips: Lundi Gras Boucherie at Lakeview Park, Eunice, La.
Old-fashioned Lundi Gras Boucherie feeds a hungry Mardi Gras

Columns, Feb. 20, 2020

Day Trips: Collective Hill Country, Wimberley
Day Trips: Collective Hill Country, Wimberley
Hill Country camping in luxury

Columns, Feb. 13, 2020

Day Trips: South Padre Island
Day Trips: South Padre Island
Texas tropics really shine in the wintertime

Columns, Feb. 6, 2020

Day Trips & Beyond: February Events Roundup
Day Trips & Beyond: February Events Roundup
Laissez les bons temps rouler

Travel, Jan. 31, 2020

Day Trips: Interurban Railway Museum, Plano
Day Trips: Interurban Railway Museum, Plano
Remembering the interurban rails

Columns, Jan. 23, 2020

Day Trips: The Bonfire Shelter
Day Trips: The Bonfire Shelter
Take a hike into an ancient time capsule

Columns, Jan. 16, 2020

Day Trips: Coming in 2020 Across Texas
Day Trips: Coming in 2020 Across Texas
What Capt. Day Trips is looking forward to in the new year

Columns, Jan. 9, 2020

Day Trips: Bob “Daddy-O” Wade
Day Trips: Bob “Daddy-O” Wade
A tour of dearly departed Bob “Daddy-O” Wade’s art

Columns, Jan. 3, 2020

Day Trips & Beyond: January Events Roundup
Day Trips & Beyond: January Events Roundup
See what 2020 has in store

Travel, Dec. 31, 2019

Day Trips: The Museum of Illusions, Dallas
Day Trips: The Museum of Illusions, Dallas
A museum that plays tricks on your mind

Columns, Dec. 27, 2019

Day Trips: Top 10s
Day Trips: Top 10s
A look back at 2019

Columns, Dec. 19, 2019

Day Trips: Balanced Rock Trail
Day Trips: Balanced Rock Trail
Hike leads to a window on the world

Columns, Dec. 12, 2019

Day Trips: Holiday Gift Guide
Day Trips: Holiday Gift Guide
Unique Texas gifts worth a day trip

Columns, Dec. 5, 2019

Day Trips & Beyond: December Events Roundup
Day Trips & Beyond: December Events Roundup
Plenty of fun still to be had in 2019

Travel, Nov. 29, 2019

Day Trips: Nuestra Señora del Rosario Mission
Day Trips: Nuestra Señora del Rosario Mission
Mission ruins recall Spanish Texas

Columns, Nov. 27, 2019

Day Trips & Beyond: Holiday Lights 2019
Day Trips & Beyond: Holiday Lights 2019
Holiday happenings from Arlington to Wimberley

Travel, Nov. 25, 2019

Day Trips: Deep-Sea Fishing, Galveston
Day Trips: Deep-Sea Fishing, Galveston
Spending reel time on the Gulf of Mexico

Columns, Nov. 21, 2019

Day Trips: Ellis Motel, Round Top
Day Trips: Ellis Motel, Round Top
Take a load off at Round Top lounge

Columns, Nov. 14, 2019

Day Trips & Beyond: Santa Fe, N.M.
Day Trips & Beyond: Santa Fe, N.M.
Art and food in the enchanting city of Santa Fe

Travel, Nov. 12, 2019

Day Trips: Best of Texas
Day Trips: Best of Texas
Five best roadside attractions around Texas

Columns, Nov. 7, 2019

Day Trips & Beyond: November Events Roundup
Day Trips & Beyond: November Events Roundup
From Día de los Muertos celebrations to holiday lights in November

Travel, Nov. 1, 2019

Day Trips: Color Factory, Houston
Day Trips: Color Factory, Houston
Interactive pop-up exhibit turns art into experience

Columns, Oct. 31, 2019

Day Trips: Chisholm Trail Heritage Museum, Cuero
Day Trips: Chisholm Trail Heritage Museum, Cuero
Chisholm Trail rides again

Columns, Oct. 17, 2019

Day Trips: Three Roll Estate Distillery
Day Trips: Three Roll Estate Distillery
Local rum returns to the land of sugar plantations

Columns, Oct. 10, 2019

Day Trips & Beyond: October Events Roundup
Day Trips & Beyond: October Events Roundup
Find fall foliage in Texas and stop and smell the roses

Travel, Oct. 3, 2019

Day Trips: Poco Bueno's Grave, Vernon
Day Trips: Poco Bueno's Grave, Vernon
Champion horse remembered in Vernon park

Columns, Sept. 26, 2019

Day Trips: Sitting Bull Falls, New Mexico
Day Trips: Sitting Bull Falls, New Mexico
Hidden recreation area in the mountains

Columns, Sept. 19, 2019

Day Trips: Levelland
Day Trips: Levelland
Mosaics on the High Plains

Columns, Sept. 12, 2019

Day Trips: Rock Art
Day Trips: Rock Art
If these walls could talk

Columns, Sept. 5, 2019

Day Trips & Beyond: September Events Roundup
Day Trips & Beyond: September Events Roundup
Fall into fun!

Travel, Aug. 31, 2019

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