Mrs. Padilly’s Travels

Welcome To My Boating, Camping, and Road Trip Adventures Page!

Each article includes my Padilly Tips, photographs, and experiences to help you plan your own travel adventures. You will also find a “Comment” section at the end of each article. If you have additional questions, please ask and I will do my best to answer it for you!

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Texas Welcome Center – Orange, Texas

TEXAS WELCOME CENTER – ORANGE Texas-Louisiana Border Off Interstate 10 One of Many Texas Travel Information Centers ~ Some of the best in the country! This Texas Welcome Center provides the usual features of a rest top, including a professional travel center full of brochures and helpful travel counselors. MakeRead the Rest…

Blue Bell Ice Cream

Blue Bell Ice Cream Tour

BLUE BELL CREAMERY ~ Brenham, Texas Home To My Favorite Ice Cream Stop! Blue Bell Creamery’s hours of operation: Open Monday through Friday, 8 am – 5 pm, Saturday, 10 am – 4 pm The creamery can get busy during the weeks schools are in session. Check hours if you are visitingRead the Rest…

Buzz Aldrin on Moon

Space Center Houston

The Johnson Space Center “The Eagle has landed.”   It is a very popular destination center with guests visiting from around the world; peak attendance is on weekends, holidays, and summer. Space Center Houston has its own building at the NASA Johnson Space Center. In order to tour the workingRead the Rest…

Maiden Voyage of C-Dory Cruiser

Maiden Voyage our C~Dory Cruiser

Maiden Voyage of C-Horse, or C-Dory. At a boat ramp on Lake Conroe, Texas. Lake Conroe is located about an hour north of Houston, and a very popular boating destination (busy on weekends). There are several marinas around the lake where you can launch your boat, but they charge aRead the Rest…

Bastrop State Park Entrance

Bastrop State Park, Texas

Campsite #73 ~ Copperas Creek Section. One of only seven CCC Parks in the nation awarded the “National Historic Landmark” status. Large motor coaches and trailers may find the pull-through sites in the Piney Hill Camping area more suitable. This area is near the pool and above many of the tree lines, givingRead the Rest…

Little Cowboy in Fredericksburg, Texas

Springtime in Fredericksburg, Texas

Fredericksburg, Texas One of my favorite Texas Hill Country Towns. If not my favorite town in the Lone Star State! Fredericksburg is at its best in the springtime, when the wildflowers are in bloom. The area is becoming very well-known for its wineries and wine tours. Do not miss theRead the Rest…

Mrs. Padilly's Logo Born at Cadillac Ranch

Cadillac Ranch: Texas’ Best Graffiti Stop

 THE CADILLAC RANCH, Amarillo, TX. Home to My Favorite Graffiti Stop! Don’t forget to bring a can of spray paint! But don’t worry if you forgot, as there are usually discarded cans on the ground that still contain some paint. Keep your favorite shoes at home! Rainy days can makeRead the Rest…

Kayaking into stumps on Lake Conroe

Kayaking Lake Conroe

KAYAKING LAKE CONROE The little island we claimed as our own ~ Padilly’s Island. Lake Conroe is located about an hour north of Houston, and a very popular boating destination (busy on weekends). The Padilly’s go on this lake in their motor boat, sailboat, and kayak, but motor boaters rule,Read the Rest…