Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Blue Skies in Gray County

Great things are always happening in Good Ol' Gray County.  The second largest city in the Panhandle holds unexpected treasures.    It'll take some time, so be sure and plan on staying overnight at one of their fine hotels. Pampa rightly boasts of its magnificent buildings in "Million Dollar Row"...which includes their beautiful county courthouse, historic Post Office, and many other outstanding places in their downtown historic district. Take a walking tour of Pampa's unique Sculpture Tour. The White Deer Land Museum and Freedom Museum of the USA are both high quality museums full of captivating exhibits. Then you won't want to miss the Woody Guthrie Museum and musical note structure built in his honor.  Don't leave Pampa without visiting the largest mural at the Harvester's Lane Bowling Alley....and a bit at the Coney Island   Off to another site for now....Happy Trails,  Deborah Sue McDonald, Texas Plains Trail Region       Photos by Rick Vanderpool

Hail to Hale County

Hale County, pretty much placed right in the center of the Texas Plains Trail Region, is the center of lots of activities as well.  With the Wayland Baptist University, Walmart Center, beautiful Main Street shops, County Courthouse, Museum of the Llano Estacado, Abraham's Art Gallery, The Fair Theater,  Train Depot, Unger Memorial Library, Plainview Civic Center and Municipal Golf Course...there's not a question of whether there's anything to do or so....the question is when do we have time to see it ALL!   Plainview has been part of several movie sets and has claims to being the "Home of Jimmy Dean" who sad to say recently passed away.  Never the less, he will always be known as one of Plainview's brightest celebrities.Plainview hosts some really fun yearly events which include: Cowboy Day Festival, Plainview Symphony Orchestra, Fiesta de Campesina, Bar None Rodeo, 87 on 87 Garage Sales, Pioneer Days, Festival of Lights You can find out lots more about Plainview and Hale County by clicking on their links.   The Texas Plains Trail 2009 and upcoming 2010 Regional Round-Up will be held on August 17, 2010 at their lovely Civic Center.  Come join the fun!   Catch you down the road, Deborah Sue McDonald, Texas Plains Trail Region Executive Director



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."