Sunday, December 6, 2009

Christmas in the Plains

I think we all have a tendency to focus on the gift buying, decorating our homes, and spending hours cooking for the upcoming holidays.   But the real magic of Christmas happens at all of the pageants, the parades, Christmas balls, live Nativities, and other Christmas programs.  The Texas Plains Trail Region has them all and more.  Take time to make memories in our region with your family. It's these special moments that they'll remember forever. See what's happening, pick one or two.....and GO.

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Friendly Floyd County

Pumpkins, Pumpkins, and more pumpkins. Floydada, county seat of Floyd County is home to the Punkin Day Celebrations in October. Read about it here:   Floydada is also the birthplace of Country Music Crooner Don Williams.  The communities within this county are Floydada,Lockney, Aiken Dougherty, and  South Plains.  While there visit the Floyd County Museum where you'll find Coronado Expedition artifacts.  The county was named for Dolphin Ward Floyd, who died at the AlamoSpanish explorer Francisco Vázquez de Coronado is believed to have come through the area in 1541. In 1871 and again in 1874 Col. Ranald S. Mackenzie's Fourth United States Cavalry came through Floyd County in pursuit of the hostile Quahadi ComanchesThe area is popular with hunters and fishermen, particularly in the fall and winter. The Old Settlers Day Reunion held in Floydada and the Floyd County Fair in Lockney are among the main tourist attractions. 



Tales from the Plains Trail Region

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Striving to inspire others to travel the rugged-beauty of the Texas Plains Trail Region where the grass is greener, the people are friendlier, and the sky is blue. Wow! A great place to live is a great place to visit. C'mon visit the "Texas You Will Remember."