Watermelon Festival in Falfurrias, Texas

Watermelon Festival in Falfurrias, Texas

Friday, June 17, 2022 3 min read

The City of Falfurrias, Texas is a small community in South Texas. It is a two-hour drive south from San Antonio, and a one-hour drive north from the Texas border with Mexico. Falfurrias is on the way between many destinations. But, it is not often a place people intentionally choose to visit. Falfurrias Historical Marker Admittedly, Falfurrias is

Choice Privileges Visa Earning Breakdown

Choice Privileges Visa Earning Breakdown

As travel is starting to bounce back after two years of lockdowns, I decided to take a closer look at the Choice Privileges Visa card, which we have had for several years without scrutiny.  About Choice Privileges Choice Privileges is the Choice Hotels loyalty program that awards points for stays, which can be redeemed for free stays. As with most

We visit On The Border   to test credit card

We visit On The Border to test credit card

Today, Mrs. TWM and I went out to the local Embassy Suites Hotel restaurant named On The Border. The hotel is in McAllen, Texas. Our motive was to try out the Hilton Honors Business Card by American Express. The card earns 12 points per dollar of spending at Hilton properties. Of course, it’s better to verify. So, we had lunch and some drinks.

I Got The AmEx Green Card

I Got The AmEx Green Card

Monday, May 30, 2022 5 min read

Image from AmericanExpress.com Yesterday, I decided to apply for the American Express Green Card. I made the decision for several reasons. First, I have never had the Green Card, which means that I still qualify for the signup bonus. Second, I have an American Express card through my job. One of the benefits of having a corporate card is that I get

Fort McKavett, Texas

Fort McKavett, Texas

Friday, May 27, 2022 4 min read

I used to joke that you have to go to San Angelo, Texas. You don't end up there by accident. That was before we visited Fort McKavett, Texas. If you are looking for remote destinations, this historic site is definitely for you.  Our family traveled from Junction, Texas to Fort Stockton, Texas last year. We saw signs on the highway advertising Fort

Hilton Honors Fifth Night Free Benefit

Hilton Honors Fifth Night Free Benefit

Monday, May 09, 2022 3 min read

The Hilton Honors loyalty program has a benefit that can prove useful for long stays. The benefit is that you can get a fifth night free stay when you book with points. This means that you are getting a 20% discount on your stay with points.  The only requirement to take advantage of this benefit is that you need to pay for the full stay with Hilto

Rib Mountain State Park at Wausau, Wisconsin

Rib Mountain State Park at Wausau, Wisconsin

Back in 2015, my son and I took a trip to Wisconsin to visit family. It had been some time since our last visit. Up to then, we were mostly making trips to Wisconsin for funerals. It would be a nice change to go just for the sake of going. We stopped at several places on that trip. Today, I am sharing about our trip to Rib Mountain State Park.  The

One more post before I get to

One more post before I get to

Tuesday, July 13, 2021 0 min read

I have been procrastinating too much, today. I’m sure Hive will survive without me while I get some work done.

We could not finish our evening walk.

We could not finish our evening walk.

Friday, July 02, 2021 0 min read

Mission Hike and Bike Trails is where we go for our evening walks. Yesterday, we had to cut it short. The rain brought out too many bugs. We couldn’t walk comfortably with them flying in our faces.

It looks like rain is on the way. I hope there is enough time to go for a walk before it starts pouring.

It looks like rain is on the way. I hope there is enough time to go for a walk before it starts pouring.

It looks like rain is on the way. I hope there is enough time to go for a walk before it starts pouring.

Here are some photos of murals at the Center for Education and Economic Development.

Here are some photos of murals at the Center for Education and Economic Development.

Tuesday, June 29, 2021 1 min read

The Center for Education and Economic Development has several murals that represent aspects of the community and the local culture. This one represents notable people and places. This mural is about computer science, which the Center promotes for the community. This represents our downtown district. The Border Theater is a notable landmark i

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