Archive for May 8th, 2017

A Mother’s Day as Big as the Outdoors

Monday, May 8th, 2017
Enjoying a Mother's Day picnic at a Texas State Park.

Enjoying a Mother’s Day picnic at a Texas State Park.

This is Passport to Texas

A card and breakfast in bed is a fine way to show mom your appreciation on Mother’s Day; but what about packing a picnic and taking mom to a state park instead?

With more than ninety Texas State Parks, there’s one close to you with plenty of outdoor opportunities for the entire family. But remember: keep the focus on mom.

Do you have an active mom? Then don some sturdy footwear and sunscreen and take to the trails for an invigorating hike [or nature walk]. Or, bring your bikes and take a freewheeling whirl around your favorite—or new favorite—park.

Remember the binoculars for wildlife viewing, and a camera so you can snap selfies with your mom in nature.

And that picnic? I have a link at to recipes that are perfect to take along on your Mother’s Day outing.

It doesn’t get much better than a picnic lunch surrounded by family and nature’s beauty.

Oh, and you know that Mother’s Day card you’re going to give to mom no matter what? How about tucking a State Park Pass into it so she can visit Texas State Parks all year long for free. Do that, you’ll be her favorite, for sure.

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For Texas Parks and Wildlife…I’m Cecilia Nasti.