Taking Leave with a Smattering of Texas Fun

There is definitely no scarcity of things to do and see while you're visiting Texas. You can have excitement by paying either a good deal of money or a little, depending on your taste. Listing the things to do throughout the total state would fill an encyclopedia, so here are just a handful of the numerous things you can take in while you're there.

One of the best water parks in the U.S. is in Texas, and it's named Schlitterbahn. The facility is truly two parks mixed —one an older nostalgic "muddy water" slide and lazy river park — the other a more up-to-date, chlorinated park with thrilling water slides and a second lazy river. Probably the most fascinating thing at the park is its Water Roller Coaster, a ride that consists of twists and turns and even uphill runs on water jets. The assortment of things to do will make everyone in the family joyful, whether they want relaxation or excitement.

A unique 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 various courses, ranging from one to four hours. Tourists can get a tube and float lazily down the river, enjoying the sun and partaking of their preferred 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 pals or an individual can take pleasure in.

If you're a thrill seeker or want to see for yourself that ghosts truly exist, head 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 stuck on the tracks just as a train arrived. The tale now goes that if a car is stopped on the tracks, it will be moved off by children's hands from behind. Many claim to have had this happen to them, and a few have gone as far as sprinkling flour on their bumpers, only to see the small handprints after they've rolled off. The location has developed quite a bit lately, and it's difficult to get a turn on the tracks. But if you truly want an journey, this is one spot you surely want to head to.

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