Spring Break Staycation in Fort Worth

Fort Worth Botanic Garden

Spring Break already? Wow! How fast this school year is passing by.  We are so excited to go on a family mini-vacation again.  This Spring Break we are not going very far. We are on a staycation.  And our darling daughter already planned where she wants to go-to the zoo. Haha!  But the trip to the zoo is tomorrow.  We still had an hour spare after checking in at Extended Stay of America in Fort Worth so we agreed to go to the botanic gardens.

Japanese Garden in Fort Worth Botanic Garden

I missed this place.  It’s been 10 years since I visited Fort Worth Botanic Garden for the very first time upon arrival in Texas from the Philippines.  A few attractions looked old but the ambiance still feels the same.  Serene.  I can spend all day here.  So lovely and peaceful. My darling daughter loved it here, too.  She said the Japanese Garden is her most favorite.  She fed the koi fish which she enjoyed the most.  We saw a lot of blooms along the pathways but most of the flowering plants are not in full blooms yet.  I am sure in April this place is full of colors.  You should visit.

Beautiful Cherry Tree in bloom. I am so in love with these Cherry blossoms.

The Tea House

If you want to visit the Fort Worth Botanic Garden and Japanese Garden, click here for ticket prices and What’s In Bloom info.

Tips to Create a Beautiful Outdoor Experience

Plenty of homeowners invest time and energy creating an abode that they can live in for many years. While the interior of a home is certainly important, the exterior of a home needs to be remembered as well. There are some helpful tips to remember in order to create a beautiful outdoor experience that residents and visitors will enjoy.

Grass and Shrubs

A good starting point to consider when looking at enhancing an outdoor experience is the grass and shrubs that are in a yard. It can be easy to overlook the importance of keeping the grounds neat and trim. However, grounds that look lovely can help other parts of the yard look great as well. It can help to invest in fertilizer in order to keep a lawn look good during the spring and summer months. In terms of shrubs and trees, remember to do the pruning in the spring and not the fall. While it may be difficult to prune, take note that an individual can always take more off but cannot put it back on. Furthermore, pruning a tree or a shrub can ensure that it stays healthy and vibrant.

Solid Surfaces

A patio can be an excellent way to protect people from many types of bugs that can lurk in the grass. Not only that, but it can be an excellent place to hold a grill, patio furniture and other types of décor that can make an outdoor experience be fun. A walkway to a backyard and a driveway that is paved can be great ways to enhance the look of a home that will stay neat and solid for many years. A deck can be a fantastic way for people to enjoy time outdoors without having to touch the ground that may be warm or cold due to the weather. Remember there are professionals, such as driveway paving contractors Fort Worth Texas trusts in, that provide solid results.

Paying close attention to the grounds as well as to solid surfaces can certainly enhance the appearance of a yard. Furthermore, it can create a great atmosphere to enjoy time outdoors. Some people like to invest in new patio furniture and other types of patio décor that can give each individual a comfortable experience when outside. The investment and time that is spent can certainly be worth the terrific results.

Great Attractions For The Family

We had a great dinner this evening.  My family and I went to our favorite Mexican restaurant nearby.  My dear husband and I are celebrating our 6th wedding anniversary this week and a special dinner at El Rodeo Restaurant is always great.  We both like Mexican food.  Chicken and beef fajitas are a click to us.

This weekend, we are taking the little one to the Fort Worth zoo this time.  It’s named as the top zoo in the country and was placed in the top 10 zoos in the USA.  We lived in Fort Worth for two years and the zoo was one of the main attractions in the city.  To me, Spring and Fall are the best times to go visit the zoo.  Besides Spring break days, the temperature is not high during these months.

Another attraction to visit in Fort Worth is the Stockyards and the museums.  Located in the heart of Fort Worth, the Stockyards is the place to explore the city’s history.  The very first time I visited the place, I fell in love with it.  Places with great history and magnificent heritage are interesting to visit.  And bringing your kids to these attractions is ideal because it is educational.  Plus, trips like these can also become bonding times with family and friends.

I just hope that the weather wouldn’t be so bad this weekend.  I hate it when a good trip is ruined due to bad weather.

Fort Worth Zoo is in Fort Worth, Texas USA