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Tuesday, August 9, 2011

CLOSED ~ Texas on Tour Giveaway! Ends 8/18


If you have never been to Texas, it might be time for you to take a trip. Texas is huge and I have been there quite a few times. I have been to most of the major cities but my favorites are definitely Austin and San Antonio.

Austin has a great vibe. The music and nightlife are like no other. I actually went there with my sister and had a wonderful spa vacation. San Antonio is such a beautiful city as well. The history is amazing. I love Riverwalk. I also love the yummy food the city has to offer.

The city of San Antonio is one of the special Texas on Tour Sponsors: San Antonio- a vibrant city of legendary history and flourishing cultures. This is the perfect year to experience the Alamo as 2011 marks the 175th anniversary of the legendary Battle of the Alamo. Plus stroll the newly expanded River Walk,
explore museums and dine on nationally acclaimed cuisine. One of America’s most affordable and friendly cities, make San Antonio your next vacation destination. Go to visitsanantonio.com to learn more.

There is so much to do in Texas that I bet you could take a 3 month trip and still not visit all the beautiful areas and attractions that Texas has to offer.

If you can't get to Texas, you can still visit the Texas on Tour interactive traveling road show that is bringing the Texas culture to the rest of the country. Texas on Tour features a stage act that brings the sounds of Texas to a city near you. It also features virtual tours of some of Texas’ most popular destinations and attractions, from their sandy beaches to an outrageous kayaking adventure.

To take advantage of this amazing experience, you can catch one of Texas on Tours upcoming stops:

Iowa State Fair 8/11 – 8/21 Des Moines, IA

Minnesota State Fair 8/25 – 8/28 St. Paul, MN

Check out the Travel Texas website for more information on visiting Texas. And while you are there, make sure you enter to win a trip for two to Texas. I am all over that!!

So check out the site then come back here and enter my giveaway. One of you lucky ducks will win the same prize pack I received that includes a Prize pack with spices and chili mix and one box filled with some really tasty salsas! YAY! Y'all know the drill!

Mandatory Entry

Tell me, have you ever been to Texas?

Extra Entries

* Follow Texas Tourism on Twitter (1 entry)
* Like Texas Tourism on Facebook (1 entry)
* Subscribe to my blog through email (1 entry)
* Follow me on Twitter @carogonza (1 entry)
* Like The Art of Random Willynillyness on Facebook page (1 entry)
* Tweet this giveaway. Include #txontour. Leave the link to the tweet in your post. (1 entry/tweet per day)
* Follow my blog (1 entry)
* Subscribe to to my feed (1 entry)
* Add my button to your site (1 entry)
* Add my site to your blogroll (2 entries)
* Follow me on Networked Blogs (1 entry - see right sidebar for widget)
* Blog about this giveaway leave the link (3 entries)
* Add this Giveaway to a Sweepstakes site, Mr. Linky, your giveaway list etc. Leave the link!! (2 entries per submission - unlimited!!)

Make sure to leave a separate comment for the entries you complete!
Deadline: Thursday, August 18 at 11:59 pm EST. I will use random.org to pick the winners so everyone has a chance to win. **PLEASE leave an email if your blogger profile does not include it or you don't have a blog. I need a way to contact you.** Once a winner is drawn I will contact them and the winner will have 48 hours to reply back before I draw a new winner. Giveaway is open to US residents only who are 18 years of age or older.


Disclosure: This review was made possible by Mom Spark Media. I received a sample product for review purposes. No other compensation was given and the opinions in this post are solely mine and are based on my experience with the product. Sponsors are responsible for shipping prizes unless otherwise stated. Please allow 6-8 weeks for delivery of any prizes.

226 comments:

  1. Oh, yes! I have been to Texas quite a few times.... San Antonio, Fort Worth, Corpus Christi, Dallas, Galveston, and Port Aransas.

    Loved it all! Thanks for the chance to win.

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  2. I already like you on Facebook. Chefl@swbell.net

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  3. Ahhh... Favorite breakfast... Bacon, extra crispy, hash browns and an English muffin with some kind of homemade jam! Chefl@swbell.net

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  4. I have only been at the DFW airport, stranded for 2 days on a stopover in snowy weather. I'd love to see the rest of the state!

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  5. As a child, my daughter's favorite breakfast was pancakes!

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  6. I have been to Texas a few times. My favorite city is definitely San Antonio.
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  7. My favorite breakfast is blueberry pancakes.
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  12. I have never been to Texas.


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  13. I follow Texas Tourism on Twitter - Janetfaye

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  14. I like Texas Tourism on FB - Janet Fri

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  15. I like cereal with fruit for breakfast.

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  16. Email subscribed.

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  17. I follow you on Twitter - Janetfaye

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  18. I like your page on FB - Janet Fri

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  19. I was in Texas briefly to change planes. Never got out of the airport.

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  20. Follow you on Twitter: rhoneygee

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  21. Like you on Facebook: Rebecca Honey Graham

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  22. I have never been to Texas but would love to go there some day. dwelchert@yahoo.com

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  23. I follow Texas Tourism on Twitter/flipper211 dwelchert@yahoo.com

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  24. I liked Texas Tourism on Facebook/Debbie Welchert dwelchert@yahoo.com

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  25. My grandkids love pancakes and bacon. Sometimes we even have this for dinner too. dwelchert@yahoo.com

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  26. I subscribe via email. dwelchert@yahoo.com

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  27. I follow you on facebook/Debbie Welchert dwelchert@yahoo.com

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  28. I tweeted giveaway. https://twitter.com/#!/flipper211/status/101647837787459584 dwelchert@yahoo.com

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  29. I follow you via GFC. dwelchert@yahoo.com

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  30. I subscribe via email. dwelchert@yahoo.com

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  31. I follow you on Networked Blogs/Debbie Welchert dwelchert@yahoo.com

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  32. Waffles are the favorite breakfast at our house.

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  33. Yes, but it was many years ago
    thank you
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  34. I have never been to Texas but would love to o . Thnks.

    kibbles0905@yahoo.com

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  35. Like Texas Tourism on FB

    Kelly C.

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  36. Follow you on twitter @Sarafan2

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  37. Kids favorite breakfast is sausage &egg and cheese sandwich.



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  38. Like you on FB


    Kelly C.


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  39. Follow on GFC@Sarafan2


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  40. Grabbed your button.


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  41. I have never been but would love to go. My son in law is from Austin so my daughter and her family have been. kelewassum@gmail.com

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  42. I am following Texas Tourism on Twitter @kelewassum

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  43. My kids favorite thing for breakfast is pancakes!!!

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  44. I am following @carogonza on Twitter @kelewassum

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  45. I like The Art of Random Willy-Nillyness on FB

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  46. I am following you on Networked Blogs

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  47. I have been to Texas a ton of times. We use to go to Brownsville every year and the Padre Island, I use to visit my friend in San Antonio every couple of years and I have been to Dallas. I love Texas!

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  48. I follow Texas Tourism on twitter @fhammons
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  49. I like Texas Tourism on FB (Fawn Hammons)
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  50. Our favorite breakfast is pancakes with peanut butter and syrup
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  51. email subscriber
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  52. I follow you on twitter @fhammons
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  53. I like you on FB (Fawn Hammons)
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  54. GFC follower (Fawn Hammons)
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  55. I follow you on networked blogs
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  56. I have never been to Texas!

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  57. Follow Texas Tourism on twitter under @kamewh

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  58. My kids favorite breakfast is homemade waffles! (mine too!)

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  59. Follow you on twitter under @kamewh

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  60. nope, have never been to TX

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  61. I am a Texas girl, ya'll!! Born in Houston, called San Antonio home from 1985-2005 whenever I wasn't out of the country or at college, and now have lived in the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex since getting married in 2006!!

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  62. Tweet:
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  63. I follow your blog on GFC - janetfaye

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  64. 1. Your link is on my blog roll:
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  65. 2. Your link is on my blog roll:
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  66. I follow you on NB - Janet Fri

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  67. 1. I blogged:
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  68. 2. I blogged:
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  69. 3. I blogged:
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  70. I have never been to Texas but my husband was born there so I'd love to go sometime!

    jenna at loveofbabyonline dot com

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  71. I have never been to Texas, but it is high on my list of states to visit.

    Hope to win!

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  72. Absolutely! Lived in the Sherman/Denison area for a little while too.
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  73. My mother-in-law moved to Texas a few years ago and we visit each summer. I love the food, of course, and the atmosphere. We visited the children's museum in Houston and loved it.

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  74. The only time I was in Texas was a layover on the way to Washington DC when I was 14...and I never left the airport.

    kissyjensen at gmail.com

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  75. my kids fave breakfast is pancakes!

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  76. I follow you on twitter as @stickyprints

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  77. I follow in GFC

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  78. I like your facebook page

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  79. RSS subscriber

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  80. I have been to Texas we passed through and stop for some BBQ
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  81. I traveled to TX when I was 6 years of age to visit my father. He was living in Houston at that time.

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  82. I went to Texas in 2008 on a roadtrip from Maryland. It was great, and I'd love to go back with my husband!

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  83. I am not sure if my last entry included my email address:

    Amanda.Serbu@gmail.com

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  84. I have not been but have family that just moved there!

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  85. yes I have been to texas,my brother lives in Galveston

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  86. I live in Texas! We are stationed at FT Hood!

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  87. I have been to Texas, and I love San Antonio. My next destination: Austin for the awesome music scene.

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  88. No, I have never been to Texas but would love to go sometime!

    Tammy at daisies0999(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  89. I drove through once, and another time went to visit some friends in Brownsville. But i would really love to visit Austin some time!

    hmcnaron at gmail dotcom

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  90. I like the art of random willy nilly on FB as A marie hj saver. thanks!

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  91. happy 2 b a gfc follower

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  92. The kids love blueberry pancakes for breakfast.

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  93. I follow you on twitter @creep4ward

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  94. I've been to Texas on several occasions. My first visit was when I joined the Air Force and went down there for basic training.

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  95. i have never been to Texas crystletellerday@yahoo.com

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  96. I have only passed through Texas...

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  97. Following on Twitter @ShooterX2011

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  98. Lived in San Antonio for 2.5 years - was depressed for a year when we moved to Massachusetts!
    catrinka.leigh@gmail.com

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  99. like texas tourism on fb as catherine l. petersen peters
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  100. like the art of random willy nilly on fb as catherine l. petersen peters
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  101. I've never been to Texas but I would love to!

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  102. Been to Texas? I live in Texas!
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  103. My daughters favorite breakfast is french Toast. She calls it Eggy Bread.
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  104. I follow on GFC. elysesw
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  105. I have never been to Texas, but a good friend is from there. sweepmorey at gmail dot com

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  106. My favorite breakfast is a western omelet. yummy.

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  107. I am a google follower Jammie

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  108. network blog follower Jammie M

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  109. I follow you on twitter Jammie79

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  110. Like The Art of Random Willynillyness on Facebook

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  111. I have..my mother in law used to live in Dallas.

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  112. I have never toured Texas; I only briefly saw it from the air of an airplane! :O

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  113. yes i use to live in houston texas
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  114. my kids love waffles
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  115. I have never been to texas!
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  116. I have never been to Texas. calvad at aol dot com

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  117. I've vacationed in Austin once and had a wonderful time. Since then I've only touched down at the airport enroute to elsewhere.

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  118. follow TX tourism on twitter
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  119. following on networked blogs
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  120. No, I have never been to texas.
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  121. A favorite breakfast would be blueberry pancakes, sausage and some orange juice.
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  122. I have never been to Texas but would love to visit.

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  123. I am a fan of Texas Tourism via Facebook as Jill Myrick.

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  124. Our favorite breakfast food is waffles.

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  125. I am subscribed via email as jweezie43[at]gmail[dot]com.

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  126. I am following via Twitter as jlsc123.

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  127. I am a fan via Facebook as Jill Myrick.

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  128. I am following via GFC as Jill Myrick.

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  129. I am subscribed via Google Reader.

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  130. I am following via Networked Blogs.

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  131. Dail tweet

    http://twitter.com/#!/Sarafan2/status/103871230259638272

    kibbles0905@yahoo.com

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  132. I've never been but would love to visit.
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  133. nope sorry
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  134. I'm a subscriber
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  135. I'm Following you on Twitter -
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  136. Been there-married to a man fro Austin , his family still lives there.
    Diane Baum
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  137. I went there once... I came back married, hope to go back for our 25the aniversary(:

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  138. Yes I've been to Texas. I have family there. Love the state. Hate to have to drive there though! lol.

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  139. Never been to Texas but do have family. Would love to one day!

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  140. Lived in houston for two years. Loved it.

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  141. yes! i was actually born there. scg00387 at yahoo dot com

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  142. http://twitter.com/#!/DesMoinesDealin/status/104029565952868352 scg00387 at yahoo dot com

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  143. I have never been to Texas
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  144. I subscribe to your blog via e-mail
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  145. I follow you on twitter (@jjak2003)
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  146. My grandparents lived in Fort Worth. I lived in Kingsville as a teen. I loved living in Texas.

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  147. I'm a follower

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  148. I subscribe via Google reader

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  149. Yes I have been to Texas on 3 occasions-Houston once and San Antonio twice-loved it!


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  150. I have been to texas before.

    kerrie@mayansfamily.com

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  151. I follow texas tourism on twitter as kmayans

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  152. I follow you on twitter as kmayans

    kerrie@mayansfamily.com

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  153. I follow you on gfc as degood.
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  154. I subscribe to your rss feed

    kerrie@mayansfamily.com

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  155. I've never been in Texas before

    Thank you for hosting this giveaway

    Louis
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  156. following @texastourism on twitter @left_the_stars


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  157. I like Texas Tourism on facebook (Louis Here)

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  158. I like your blog on facebook (Louis Here)

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  159. following you on twitter @left_the_stars


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  160. Been there a few times. Have family there.
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  161. Yes, I have been to Dallas before

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  162. Follow Texas Tourism on Twitter susan1215

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  163. Like Texas Tourism on Facebook Susan Smith

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  164. been to Houston, Pearland, Orange, Galverson.
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  165. already subscribed to the mailing list of The Art of Random Willy-Nillyness
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  166. already follow gfc
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  167. I was in Texas ONCE only overnight -- never got to see ANYTHING! It was dark when we got there and was dark when we left!
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  168. I Follow Texas Tourism on Twitter (@Kitty32504)!
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  169. I like Texas Tourism's Facebook page!
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  170. I am already an e-mail subscriber!
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  171. I already follow you on Twitter (@Kitty32504)!
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  172. Tweet: https://twitter.com/#!/Kitty32504/status/104250363460325376
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  173. I am a GFC follower!
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  174. I subscribe to your feed through Blogger/Google Reader!
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  175. I'm already following you on Networked Blogs (Dara Nix)!
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  176. I was in Texas once, but didn't get to explore.
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  177. gfc follower
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  178. i went to houston one time
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  179. No, I've never been to Texas. Someday, I hope to go there. I especially would like to see The Alamo.

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  180. No I have never been , but Texas is definitely on my bucket list!
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  181. like them on fb
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