All things “Texan” with Road Runners

Big Tex shouts out a Big Texas Welcome!

Big Tex shouts out a Big Texas Welcome!

Vicki Baker

Cowboys…longhorns…Big Tex…Fletcher’s Corny Dogs. There’s no better place to learn “Texan” than at the Wildcatter Ranch and the State Fair of Texas. Join Road Runners for these outings and sample a bit of the Lone Star State.

Wildcatter Ranch

Re-explore your Texas roots or become an honorary Texan while enjoying the beauty of the North Texas Hill Country during your stay at the Wildcatter Ranch and Resort. Tour, shop and dine in downtown Graham with a tour of the famous Old Post Office Museum before checking into the Wildcatter Ranch, known for its unique rustic charm. Spend your days horseback riding, trap and skeet shooting, hiking and canoeing, or wile away the time with the luxurious spa services. Feast on a Ranch dinner and kick up your heels at our own private dance party. On our return home stop for lunch at the Chaparral Grille at The Cliffs Resort overlooking Possum Kingdom Lake and a wine tasting at Maker Cellars Family Winery. A limited number of rooms are still available, so book now.

Travel dates: September 21-22

Price: $315 for hotel room per person; $345 for cabin suite per person

State Fair of Texas

Big Tex welcomes you with a “Howdy Pardner.” Since starting in 1886 the State Fair of Texas has celebrated all things Texan and its Lone Star culture. Although much has changed since its humble beginnings as a local fair and exposition, the Fair still embraces its historical roots and strives to preserve its traditions. Join Road Runners on Senior Appreciation Day and enjoy all the food, livestock shows, craft exhibits, auto show, live music, midway lights and festivities. The Fair has something for everyone. Travel by air conditioned coach to the front gates of the Fair and avoid the traffic and parking fees. Senior citizens 60 years and better get into the Fair free on this date.

Travel date: October 19 from 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Price: $20 per person for round trip transportation only