Taking Leave with a Smattering of Texas Fun

There is absolutely no scarcity of things to do and see while you're in Texas. You can have excitement by spending either a lot of money or a little, depending on your style. Listing the things to do throughout the entire state would fill an encyclopedia, so here are just a number of the many things you can take in while you're there.

One of the greatest water parks in the U.S. is in Texas, and it's referred to as Schlitterbahn. The compound is really two parks merged —one an older nostalgic "muddy water" slide and lazy river park — the other a more modern, chlorinated park with exciting water slides and a second lazy river. Most likely the most exciting thing at the park is its Water Roller Coaster, an experience that is made up of twists and turns and even uphill runs on water jets. The selection of things to do will make everybody in the family joyful, whether they want leisure or excitement.

A different kind of water ride, one that's much more relaxing, is the Guadalupe River. The river is set up with stations to lease inner tubes and floats and distinct courses, ranging from one to four hours. Tourists can get a tube and float lazily straight down the river, enjoying the sun and partaking of their favorite beverage along the way. There are even locations to stop and have a picnic on shore. This Texas pastime is a peaceful, serene day-long activity that a family, group of buddies or an individual can take pleasure in.

If you're a thrill seeker or want to see for yourself that ghosts really exist, head straight down to San Antonio to the Haunted Railroad Crossing. The tale of the crossing goes back 60 years ago to a group of children on a school bus that got stranded on the tracks just as a train got here. The tale now goes that if a car is stuck on the tracks, it will be moved off by children's hands from the rear. Many claim to have had this happen to them, and a number of have gone as far as sprinkling flour on their bumpers, only to see the small handprints after they've rolled off. The site has developed quite a bit recently, and it's difficult to get a turn on the tracks. But if you really want an adventure, this is one place you definitely want to go.

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