This post features a compilation of tourist attractions in Texas from San Antonio, to San Marcos, to Houston. I drove through Natural Bridge Wildlife Ranch safari, rode a glass-bottom boat, and visited Natural Bridge Caverns along the way. The privately owned cavern was surprisingly different than other caverns as flooding sometimes occurs, the water accumulates and provides for a beautiful reflective surface. The ranch was located next door and surprisingly worthwhile. Many different animals found in an African safari could be found. Of course, the bigger, more dangerous animals were not featured. The glass-bottom boat tour idea came from a Groupon and was hosted by a University of Texas on a nearby lake preserve which provided water and power to local communities and opportunities for university students to study the wildlife. The NASA Space Center was a great museum and apparently exhibits change frequently which makes things interesting. As there are only two Space Centers in the US, in Houston and Florida, both are amazing and highly recommended, especially for geeks and those who are looking for something different than the next aviation museum. These centers are not your typical museums in which everything is behind a display case but rather everything is interactive and tours of the live facilities are given. I have also included photos of Rice University from another trip to complete the theme. Most of these were candid shots from the vehicle. Moving from the Northeast to the South, Texas definitely surprised me in terms of the quality and quantity of things to do.