Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Bite of Seattle

Towered over by one of our country’s most impressive landmarks, the Space Needle, Texas on Tour was in good company at its sixth stop for the “Bite of Seattle” event. This weekend, however, the Space Needle wasn’t the only thing attracting Seattleites to Center Square. This year, our state’s road show stopped by to give this three-day festival a taste of Texas, and you better believe people loved it!

Three days just isn’t long enough to take in all of the great fun and adventure you can have in Texas, so we packed all we could in our virtual trip through the Lone Star State. Those who didn’t get enough made sure they didn’t walk away without requesting a Texas Travel Guide. If you didn’t get one, don’t worry – you can just order yours at TravelTex.com. It’s packed with places to go and things to see in Texas, and, best of all, it’s free!

Being no stranger to adventure, Seattleites lined up for our virtual kayaks – a unique opportunity to Ride the Texas Waterways! They couldn’t believe Texas had so much to offer on the water, and the more time they spent riding, the more time they wanted to spend in Texas. From rocking out to some live music to sporting some new Texas swag, good times were had by all who stopped by to visit Texas in Seattle.

Well, thanks for the good times, Seattle! As we head out to our next stop and leave the Emerald City behind, where do you suppose our Lone Star State tour will end up next? All you have to do is check our calendar to find out. Don’t forget to “Like” us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter. See you soon!

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

San Diego County Fair

If you thought the first week of Texas on Tour at the San Diego County Fair was fun, last week couldn’t hold a candle to what was in store for week two.

Our Texas road show was filled with folks wanting to see Texas, and the Lone Star State did not disappoint whether people were riding the Texas waterways, discovering Texas in our dome theater or getting some sun on our Gulf Coast beaches. At every stop, people have been excited to learn about all there is to see and do in Texas.

With a week full of stars like The Beach Boys, Big Time Rush and REO Speedwagon, Texas had its own lone star shining bright on our main stage: Warren Hood from Austin, Texas, who brought the true meaning of fiddling to sunny San Diego! People surrounded our footprint just to listen to the sounds of Texas. With a sweet, southern, new-grass sound and a hint of the blues, San Diegans loved him and his music!

All that excitement led up to the grand finale on the Fourth of July, the day America declared its independence. Fireworks lit up the sky, and Texas on Tour at the San Diego County Fair ended with a bang!

Alright y’all, it’s time to head up the coast to our next stop. Let’s see who can make it there first! Check out TexasonTour.com to see where we’ll stop next. Can’t wait to see you there!

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