Hi all first time post in the Texas forum,
I'm thinking of exploring Texas for around 2weeks for our summer holiday (vacation) probably flying into Houston hiring a car and hitting the road.
TBH the USA was not our first choice of destination so this is a kind of last minute rash decision based on flight prices at the moment. I've been to the USA a few times before visiting various places but I've never been to Texas. I'm looking to visit around the middle of June I know it'll be stinking hot but these are the only dates I'm free from work so are pretty much set in stone.
I like outdoor type activities hiking, walking, cycling, sailing kayaking swimming and the countryside natural beauty as opposed to museums and tacky tourist areas shopping malls etc, however i do like the beach and sunshine and a beer or ten. I’d like to see the real Texas, cowboys bbq food rodeo might be cool maybe even horse-riding for the day I'm looking to stay overnight at least two nights in each place we visit and don't want to be driving all day (8hrs.) to get to a destination.
Any ideas to route, attractions and mileage great appreciated.
Thank you Trevor (UK)
PS is it safe or even possible to visit Mexico for a day? would we require visas etc