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Tuesday, February 27, 2007

New Texas segments planned - have ideas?

We will soon be making a trip to the Dallas/Fort Worth and Houston areas. These areas of the state continue to have a booming commercial construction market, with several new hotel and business projects in the works.
On future visits, we plan to include a special segment on borth areas to include unique accommodations that are especially worthy of note. If you have suggestions or ideas for historic and unique stays you have been to in these areas, be sure to contact us.

Our new feature on the Running-R Ranch has recently been posted that we visited during February. Be sure to view our slideshow recently posted as well.

Posted by Carl Burnham at 1:04 PM

Wednesday, February 21, 2007

New Features Posted - Del Rio and Bandera

Our Texas features have been updated to include our recent visit to Villa Del Rio B&B, with a photo/video post on our tour of Del Rio and across the border.
Also posted is a video of slides from our visit to Running-R Guest Ranch in Bandera, Texas, cowboy capital of the world. The weather was chilly but we enjoyed ourselves. The guest rooms are cozy, the staff friendly, and there are over 30 horses to suite your fancy. The ranch gets alot of foreign tourists who are fascinated by our western history. In town, we ate at the O.S.T., which stands for Old Spanish Trail Restaurant, which includes saddles which line the bar. The dining room area shows continuous John Wayne movies, with movie stars from old Westerns lining the walls. Look for our Bandera feature coming soon.
Click the video below twice to watch here (music plays after a few seconds as well - an old Roy Rogers cowboy favorite...)
Posted by Carl Burnham at 12:26 AM
Categories: Accommodations

Monday, February 12, 2007

Sneak peak - first photos - Del Rio,TX posted to youtube

Here are some movies created from our trip to Del Rio for our upcoming feature segment on the area and Villa Del Rio B&B. We should have the features completed by the end of this week.

In the meantime, enjoy these videos just posted:

Villa Del Rio Bed & Breakfast

Del Rio,TX and Acuna, Mexico Scenes

Alamo Village, Brackettville,TX

Posted by Carl Burnham at 12:44 AM
Categories: Destinations

Saturday, February 03, 2007

new Go Card USA attractions promotion - free shipping

Here at Southpoint through our partnership with Go Card USA, we have arranged a new promotion to include free shipping!
When ordering, enter the following code southpointfreeship. This will save you at least $5 when having the packet(s) mailed to you.

If you have used the Go Card USA cards and want to tell others, send us information and we may highlight your travels and reward you with a travel related freebie.



Posted by Carl Burnham at 12:58 PM
Categories: Travel Specials

Friday, February 02, 2007

Back from Del Rio


"In a bar in Acuna called Ma Crosby's, I found myself not feeling any pain..."

So starts the classic George Strait song "Blame It On Mexico" and we can vouch for that. After arriving at Villa Del Rio, we were encouraged by Sarah and Jay, the manager and owner of the Villa Del Rio bed & breakfast, to take a very short trip over the Mexican border to eat at one of the fine restaurants. Seeing as how we had never driven into Mexico, and especially at night, we were a little pensive. We decided to go and were not disappointed as Ma Crosby's restaurant served up a delicious meal with serenading guitar players.

The Villa Del Rio Bed & Breakfast is the oldest mansion in west Texas, and was built around 1887. Our stay in our spacious room was most relaxing, and our morning breakfast included a delicious array of 13 fruits followed by crapes with homemade jalapeno and large helping of ham. We were impressed with the rich history of the mansion and the area, as Sarah and Jay filled us in on the many details. Jay is in the process of opening a Wolfman Jack Museum. The legendary DJ's career took off when he began broadcasting just across the border in Acuna at the millon watt powered XERA.

Look for our feature on Villa Del Rio and new segment on this interesting area of Texas coming soon.

"Blame it on Mexico if you need a reason
Say too much guitar music, tequila, salt and lime
Blame it on Mexico, but she's the reason
That I fell in love again for my last time..."

Posted by Carl Burnham at 1:23 PM
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