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
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.
Wednesday, February 21, 2007
New Features Posted - Del Rio and BanderaOur 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...)
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:
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
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.
Friday, February 02, 2007
Back from Del Rio
"In a bar in Acuna called Ma Crosby's, I found myself not feeling any
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..."