Day Trips

Gerald E. McLeod has covered the world of Texas travel from Amarillo to Zapata and beyond for his "Day Trips" column for more than 25 years.
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Day Trips: Killough Massacre Monument, Jacksonville
Killough Massacre Monument, Jacksonville
Monument memorializes a sad event in East Texas history

Gerald E. McLeod, Oct. 20, 2022

Day Trips: The Lucky Rabbit, Jonestown
The Lucky Rabbit, Jonestown
Old-fashioned roadhouse offers bands, burgers, and a big backyard near Lake Travis

Gerald E. McLeod, Oct. 13, 2022

Day Trips: Shorty’s Place, Port Aransas
Shorty’s Place, Port Aransas
Historic Port A venue is changing places

Gerald E. McLeod, Oct. 6, 2022

Day Trips & Beyond: October Events Roundup
Day Trips & Beyond: October Events Roundup
The weather’s ideal to learn about Bob Dylan or see hot air balloons

Gerald E. McLeod, Sept. 30, 2022

Day Trips: Rooftop Bars, San Antonio
Rooftop Bars, San Antonio
Catch a bird’s-eye view of the Alamo City

Gerald E. McLeod, Sept. 29, 2022

Day Trips: The Vanishing Texana Museum, Jacksonville
The Vanishing Texana Museum, Jacksonville
Train ticket leads to museum demolition

Gerald E. McLeod, Sept. 22, 2022

Day Trips: Houston Dining
Houston Dining
Tacos or barbecue? Take your pick from two stellar Space City eateries.

Gerald E. McLeod, Sept. 15, 2022

Day Trips: Lucky Land, Houston
Lucky Land, Houston
Chinese-themed gardens guarded by thousands of terra-cotta soldiers

Gerald E. McLeod, Sept. 8, 2022

Day Trips & Beyond: September Events Roundup
Day Trips & Beyond: September Events Roundup
Find fall foliage and festivities all over Texas

Gerald E. McLeod, Sept. 6, 2022

Day Trips: San Antonio Zoo, San Antonio
San Antonio Zoo, San Antonio
It’s all happening down at the San Antonio Zoo

Gerald E. McLeod, Sept. 1, 2022

Day Trips: Forts Concho, Lancaster, and Richardson
Forts Concho, Lancaster, and Richardson
Ruins of three forts recall frontier Texas

Gerald E. McLeod, Aug. 25, 2022

Day Trips: Slaton Bakery, Slaton
Slaton Bakery, Slaton
The pies sell like hot cakes and don’t cost a lot of dough

Gerald E. McLeod, Aug. 18, 2022

Day Trips: Tony Tasset’s <i>Eye</i> Sculpture, Dallas
Tony Tasset’s Eye Sculpture, Dallas
The Eye has it

Gerald E. McLeod, Aug. 11, 2022

Day Trips: Fredericksburg Pie Co., Fredericksburg
Fredericksburg Pie Co., Fredericksburg
Heavenly confections are worth a trip

Gerald E. McLeod, Aug. 4, 2022

Day Trips & Beyond: August Events Roundup
Day Trips & Beyond: August Events Roundup
Finish out a hot summer with a cool adventure

Gerald E. McLeod, Aug. 3, 2022

Day Trips: The Sentinel, Marfa
The Sentinel, Marfa
Hip restaurant and bar is home to local newspapers

Gerald E. McLeod, July 28, 2022

Day Trips: Wind Turbines
Wind Turbines
Fun facts about the giant pinwheels along Texas highways

Gerald E. McLeod, July 21, 2022

Day Trips: Kerrville-Schriener Park, Kerrville
Kerrville-Schriener Park, Kerrville
Former state park offers scenic camping and nature exploration on the Guadalupe

Gerald E. McLeod, July 14, 2022

Day Trips: Jack Sisemore RV Museum, Amarillo
Jack Sisemore RV Museum, Amarillo
Journey through the history of American road-tripping

Gerald E. McLeod, July 7, 2022

Day Trips & Beyond: July Events Roundup
Day Trips & Beyond: July Events Roundup
Shakespeare, sandcastles, and celebrations all over Texas

Gerald E. McLeod, June 30, 2022

Day Trips: “Peace Circle,” Grapevine
“Peace Circle,” Grapevine
Statues depict meeting between Native Americans and Sam Houston

Gerald E. McLeod, June 30, 2022

Day Trips: Calera Chapel, Balmorhea
Calera Chapel, Balmorhea
A holy place in the West Texas desert

Gerald E. McLeod, June 23, 2022

Day Trips: Center Point
Center Point
Swimming holes and burgers a short scenic drive away

Gerald E. McLeod, June 16, 2022

Day Trips: Kingsbury Blueberry Farm, Caldwell
Kingsbury Blueberry Farm, Caldwell
Family business offers the sweetest pick-your-own berries around

Gerald E. McLeod, June 9, 2022

Day Trips & Beyond: June Events Roundup
Day Trips & Beyond: June Events Roundup
Summer travel opportunities and news from all over Texas

Gerald E. McLeod, June 2, 2022

Day Trips: <i>The Traveling Man</i>, Dallas
The Traveling Man, Dallas
Sculptures along the expressway keep Dallas weird

Gerald E. McLeod, June 2, 2022

Day Trips: BeeWeaver Honey Farm, Navasota
BeeWeaver Honey Farm, Navasota
Farm offers a delicious education on essential insects

Gerald E. McLeod, May 26, 2022

Day Trips: Texas Ferry Rides
Texas Ferry Rides
Texas ferries are the best free rides in the state

Gerald E. McLeod, May 19, 2022

Day Trips: Lubbock Tornado Memorial, Lubbock
Lubbock Tornado Memorial, Lubbock
Monument commemorates havoc wreaked by two twisters in 1970

Gerald E. McLeod, May 12, 2022

Day Trips & Beyond: May Events Roundup
Day Trips & Beyond: May Events Roundup
It's a great time to get out and explore

Gerald E. McLeod, May 5, 2022

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