Texas x40

Time for a new challenge! Inspired by the TV show "The Daytripper" and in honor of our 40th birthdays, we're starting a Texas road trip goal - visit all the cities in Texas from episodes by 2020.


Most sites are in the beautiful Texas Hill County, with the farthest away from DFW being El Paso and South Padre. For the challenge, we're starting with cities we've never stopped in before, but if time allows we hope to hop to some of the others again.

We'd both love to hit up the Lubbock area and Big Bend again, maybe on the way to El Paso? Turns out we even got a head start with our first Daytripper-inspired trip to hike Guadalupe Peak for my dad's 60th birthday.



Texas Trip Goals / 51 new places to see from fall 2017-fall 2020
Click city names to see what Chet did in Texas, links behind will be pics from our adventures. 
  1. Abilene, TX
  2. Alpine, TX Pre-challenge 2013 2011 
  3. Amarillo, TX Pre-challenge 2017 plus other stops on westbound road trips
  4. Arlington, TX Pre-challenge 2010 and lots of other times together
  5. Athens, TX Pre-challenge 2013
  6. Austin, TX – East Side / South Side Pre-challenge lots of times, plus I still travel here at least twice a year for work 2016 2010 2010 2010 2010 2008
  7. Balmorhea, TX Pre-challenge 2011
  8. Bastrop, TX
  9. Baytown, TX
  10. Beaumont, TX
  11. Big Bend National Park Pre-challenge 2011
  12. Blanco, TX
  13. Boerne, TX
  14. Brenham, TX
  15. Bryan-College Station, TX
  16. Burnet, TX
  17. Canyon Lake, TX
  18. Conroe, TX
  19. Corpus Christi, TX Pre-challenge 2009
  20. Dallas, TX Pre-challenge 2015 2014 2013 2009 and countless more, 2nd-generation Dallas born & bred
  21. Denton, TX Pre-challenge 2015 getaway plus other times when we lived nearby, also the city where we both went to grad school and were married, yay Denton!
  22. Devils River
  23. Dripping Springs, TX
  24. El Paso, TX
  25. Fort Davis, TX Pre-challenge 2013 2011 
  26. Fort Worth, TX Pre-challenge 2013 2012 2010 and lots of other times together
  27. Fredericksburg, TX Pre-challenge 2015 2010 and a few times as a kid
  28. Galveston, TX Pre-challenge 2016 2012 and a few times as a kid
  29. Georgetown, TX
  30. Glen Rose, TX Pre-challenge 2014 2008 and a few times as a kid
  31. Goliad, TX
  32. Granbury, TX Pre-challenge 2008
  33. Grapevine, TX Pre-challenge 2011 and lots of other times, Matt's hometown!
  34. Hillsboro, TX
  35. Houston, TX Pre-challenge 2016 2016 2014 2014 2014 2013 2013 2012 now that my sister lives in nearby Spring, the Houston-area has become a new frequent destination
  36. Huntsville, TX Pre-challenge 2015
  37. Jefferson, TX Pre-challenge 2009 2008
  38. Johnson City, TX Pre-challenge 2013
  39. Kemah, TX
  40. Killeen, TX
  41. Kingsland, TX
  42. Kingsville, TX
  43. La Grange, TX
  44. Laredo, TX
  45. Llano, TX
  46. Lockhart, TX
  47. Lubbock, TX Pre-challenge 2008 plus 4 years during college
  48. Lufkin, TX
  49. Luling, TX
  50. Marble Falls, TX
  51. Marfa, TX Pre-challenge 2013
  52. Mason, TX
  53. Mineral Wells, TX
  54. Monahans, TX Pre-challenge 2011
  55. Mt. Pleasant, TX
  56. Nacogdoches, TX
  57. Natural Bridge, TX
  58. New Braunfels, TX Pre-challenge 2013 2008 and lots of other times, my grandparents live here so it was a popular destination from my childhood, we need to go back soon! 
  59. Orange, TX
  60. Palestine, TX
  61. Port Aransas, TX
  62. Port Lavaca, TX
  63. Richmond, TX
  64. Rockport-Fulton, TX Pre-challenge 2009
  65. Round Rock, TX
  66. San Angelo, TX
  67. San Antonio, TX – Downtown / Southtown Pre-challenge 2013 2010 2009 and other times when Matt's brother lived here
  68. San Marcos, TX
  69. San Saba, TX
  70. Schulenburg, TX
  71. Shiner, TX
  72. Smithville, TX
  73. South Padre Island, TX
  74. Spicewood, TX
  75. Spooky, TX Pre-challenge Marfa 2013
  76. State Fair of Texas Pre-challenge 2014 2009 and lots of other times (this is Amanda alone, Matt refuses to experience this iconic event - ha!)
  77. Stephenville, TX
  78. Sulphur Springs, TX
  79. Taylor, TX
  80. Terlingua, TX Pre-challenge 2011
  81. Tomball, TX Pre-challenge 2016 and a few other times, my niece's favorite daytrip
  82. Turkey, TX
  83. Van Horn, TX Pre-challenge 2013
  84. Victoria, TX
  85. Waco, TX Pre-challenge 2016 2012 2011 2011 2010 2010 mostly when my sister lived here
  86. Wimberley, TX Pre-challenge 2007
Pre-challenge visits are just links I happened to have, not necessarily the number of times or the most recent visit to frequently-traveled places.

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