Season 6 – Marble Falls

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In case you missed it, we headed to Marble Falls! It’s more than just hill country, this town is art country with art on main street and in the nearby Pogue Foundry.  It’s adventure country on an ATV in the dirt, a SUP board on the water, and a hang glider in the sky.  Which takes us even higher than the pie.  Let’s hit the road.

Be sure to tune into you local PBS station to watch. Here are some upcoming dates/times for this week:

Weekend Times
KCOS (El Paso) - Saturday 9:00am

KLRU (Austin) - Saturday 10:00am
KTTZ (Lubbock) - Saturday 10:30am

Coming Soon
KEDT (Corpus Christi) - Thursday, Oct 16 7:30pm

Houston Public Media - Saturday, Oct 18 3:30pm

You can also catch the show online. Check out our Marble falls episode page for the link.

Marble Falls Premiere Party – Oct 9th, 7pm, Uptown Theater

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This is going to be awesome.  I always love premiering an episode in the featured city and THIS Thursday, October 9th, we will do just that as we premiere our Marble Falls episode at the historic Uptown Theater in downtown Marble Falls.  There will be free food, cash bar, and lots of mingling with the crew, along with a pop-up version of The Daytripper General Store.

This event is FREE and open to the public, however seating is limited.  So all we ask is that you RSVP with R-Bar and Grill by calling them at 830-693-2622.

Also, we will be accepting donations that night for the Burnet County Santa’s Helpers, so please bring an unwrapped toy and help make someone’s Christmas extra special this year.

I cant wait to see you there.  Vaya con Dios!

Season 6 – The State Fair of Texas!

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In case you missed it, Season 6 kicked off last night with a trip to the State Fair of Texas. So join us as we head to the festival to end all festivals.  We spend some time bonding with Big Tex, in life and in butter.  We see some blue-ribbon livestock and prize-winning races. Play some games, take some rides, and dive into the deep-fried.  Corn Dogs, Fried Butter, and even Fried Thanksgiving Dinner.  Let’s hit the road.

Be sure to tune into you local PBS station to watch. Here are some upcoming dates/times for this week:

Weekend Times
KCOS (El Paso) - Saturday 9:00am

KLRU (Austin) - Saturday 10:00am
KTTZ (Lubbock) - Saturday 10:30am

Coming Soon
KEDT (Corpus Christi) - Thursday, Oct 16 7:30pm

Houston Public Media - Saturday, Oct 18 3:30pm

You can also catch the show online. Check out our State Fair of Texas episode page for the link.

Season 6 starts TONIGHT on PBS

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We’ve been working really hard on bringing you the best episodes in Texas, and Season 6 is going to be awesome.  It all kicks off this week on PBS.  The Texas stations and times are listed below.  See you on the road.

Thursday Evening
BasinPBS (Midland) - 7:00pm
KNCT (Killeen) - 7:30pm
KLRU (Austin) - 8:30pm
PanhandlePBS (Amarillo) - 8:30pm

Weekend Times
KCOS (El Paso) - Saturday 9:00am

KLRU (Austin) - Saturday 10:00am
KTTZ (Lubbock) - Saturday 10:30am

Coming Soon
KEDT (Corpus Christi) - Thursday, Oct 16 7:30pm

Houston Public Media - Saturday, Oct 18 3:30pm

We don’t have any information on KLRN (San Antonio), KMBH (Harlingen), or KAMU (Bryan-College Station).  We’ll get you that information as soon as we can.  Vaya con Dios Amigos.

Episode 004 – Spooky Places in Texas

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Episode 4 is “ALIVE!” Join us this time as we talk about our childhood halloween memories, our picks for spookiest places in Texas and a couple of spooky stories from the road. You won’t want to miss this episode.

You can subscribe to the podcast on iTunes, Stitcher and the Windows store!
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Windows – Search for the Daytripper Podcast in your dedicated podcast app.
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This endeavor is generously supported by The Highland Lakes of Burnet County.

Thanks To Our Sponsors!

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As we kick off Season 6, I wanted to take a moment to THANK our sponsors! We could truly not make this show without your support. Our returning sponsors are The Highland Lakes of Burnet County, Rudy’s Country Store and Bar-B-Q and Subaru. We appreciate your continued support of the show.

Our new sponsors this season are Best Western Hotels of Texas and Backwoods. Welcome to the Daytripper family.

We are excited about our partnership with these great sponsors and we encourage our fans and viewers to check them out! As we posted last week, Season 6 is right around the corner…as in THIS week. So get ready to tune in to your local PBS station and experience new adventures across this great state of Texas!

See y’all out on the road!

Here Comes Season 6!

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Here comes Season 6! Many of you have been asking and we are excited to announce that new episodes start October 2, 2014. We’ve traveled far and wide across the great state of Texas, we’ve tried new foods and experienced some new adventures and can’t wait to share them with you! Check out your local PBS station for air dates and times. In the meantime, here are some promos for the first 4 episodes of Season 6. So gather up the family, grab some BBQ, popcorn or your favorite snack and join us for another season of adventures across Texas!

Episode 003 – Road Food

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Episode 3 of the the Daytripper podcast is live. Join us as we discuss our favorite Road Food, both stops along the way and things we pack to bring with us. We also answer listener questions including our favorite Chicken Fried Steak.

You can subscribe to the podcast on iTunes, Stitcher and the Windows store!
iTunes
Windows – Search for the Daytripper Podcast in your dedicated podcast app.
Stitcher

This endeavor is generously supported by The Highland Lakes of Burnet County.

Trippin’ with Chet: North Texas Wine Tour

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Finally – We are very excited to announce our next “Trippin’ with Chet” tour happening on Saturday, October 4, 2014.

We had so much fun trippin’ and sippin’ wine in the Texas Hill Country, that we decided it would be a BLAST to sample the wine from another region of Texas.  So, we’re headed to Grapevine (and beyond) to see what sorts of wine this part of Texas is turning out.

Join us as we spend a fun-filled day exploring North Texas Wineries!  We’ll be leaving out of Grapevine for a full day of adventure and visiting FOUR Texas wineries across the Metroplex.  Throw in some BBQ, our crew, some shenanigans and surprises (of course), and this is sure to be an AMAZING day.

Tickets are $199 each which includes all transportation, all food, all tours, wine at each location, fun, games, and DAYTRIPPER-ific memories.  See you there!

Get your ticket in The Daytripper General Store.

If you’ll be driving in and need a place to stay, we’ve got an excellent group rate of $69/night at Best Western Plus near Grapevine.  Call them at (972) 870-0530 and mention “Daytripper” to get the rate.

Trippin’ SA Bus Tour

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We had a great time last weekend trippin’ with a group of fans to San Antonio! Hanging with Daytrippers is a great way to spend a Saturday! We headed out with full stomachs thanks to Rudy’s Country Store and Bar-B-Q. This trip had a mix of stops from our San Antonio episode and a few other locations as well.

We started out visiting Mission San Jose and Mission Conception with a guided tour from Park Ranger extraordinaire, Tatum Weeks. There’s a lot of history to learn about the Missions. Next stop lunch…seriously…a Daytripper Bus Tour wouldn’t be legit without plenty of food and the folks over at El Mirador did not disappoint. Classic Tex-Mex and margaritas hit the spot. They recently got a nod from Texas Monthly in the article, “Southtown and Down.”

After a morning outside and a heavy meal, the group was ready for some time inside and what better way to learn more about this great state than a stop at the Institute of Texas Cultures. Not only is this part of UTSA but it is associated with the Smithsonian Institute as well. A few of us wandered over to La Villita for some shopping and watched Chet try to lasso a few Daytrippers. Last stop of the day was Beethoven Maennerchor where we enjoyed some German beer, great German food and learned a few new German drinking songs. Fun way to end the day in San Antonio.

But there was one more surprise on the way home, these Trippers got a sneak peek of Season 6 by watching the first episode of the new season premiering in October. We are excited about this new season and there are some cool episodes and adventures in store.

We had a great day in San Antonio and look forward to more Daytripper bus trips in the future. In fact, mark your calendars for October 4. We will be doing a North Texas Wine Tour trip out of Grapevine. Seats go on sale on Monday!!

Until then, have a great weekend, hit the road for a Daytrip before school starts on Monday and “Vaya Con Dios!”