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Posted on August 16, 2019 at 4:24 PM by Gabriela Moore
If you are ready to spend your day with your nose buried in your favorite Harry Potter book or getting lost in a galaxy far, far away, each home is stocked with all the books and films for the specific theme. When you finish binge watching your favorite movie series, you can bring your chair or car right next door and see what the drive-in is showing. And what’s watching a movie without snacks? Thankfully you don't have to travel far. Mama Merlot’s has all your beer and wine needs and Doc’s Diner has classic movie snacks plus tasty treats like the shredded brisket nachos, pulled pork grilled cheese and even vegan chicken wings!
If spending the weekend watching your favorite films sounds like the perfect getaway for you, check out Doc's Drive-In’s website to book your dream tiny home.
Doc’s Drive-In Theatre
1540 Satterwhite Rd
Buda, Texas 78610
Posted on May 23, 2019 at 12:38 PM by Gabriela Moore
My second adventure was to Jackson Tyler Norris Memorial Skatepark!
Everyone in the skateboarding community has their reasons for becoming interested in skateboarding. Mine rooted from my dad being a skateboarder when he was younger. He bought me my first skateboard when I was in late elementary school. I picked up nickelboarding in college and later had the urge to learn tricks and go to skateparks to be able to do more than I could ever do on a nickelboard. My dad helped me pick out a skateboard about six months ago, and I’ve been keeping up with it ever since. Buda’s park has been helping me ease back into it at a pace that works for me. One thing I enjoy about Buda’s skatepark is the fact that it’s a fun park to go to even when you can’t do tricks.
The Jackson Tyler Norris Memorial Skatepark holds a lot of sentiment to the Buda community, skater or not. This park was opened in late 2013 as a memorial to Jackson Norris to provide a safe space for skaters of all skill levels.
Though skating on the street can be fun, it can also be dangerous. Founder of Buda’s own Inspiration Skateboard, David Sweet says, “The skatepark has made a huge positive impact on the community by giving skaters a place to be safe and stay out of trouble.” Having a skate park in town gives local skaters a place to go to try out their new tricks in a safe environment.
There is no doubt that skateboarders have long had a negative stigma attached to them. Skateboarding is a great exercise. It gives kids and adults a fun, challenging sport to be a part of, while staying a tight knit community. Sweet has long been an advocate of spreading the positivity of skateboarding. “Skateboarders often get a bad rep, and I get it. There are always those bad apples out there, but Inspiration is about how skateboarding can be a healthy part of your adolescence, and teach you life lessons that you’ll use for years to come,” Sweet says.
Stop by Buda and check out the park! It is open seven days a week from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Posted on August 17, 2018 at 4:31 PM by Lysa Gonzalez
Hey there! My name is Veronica Tierno and I am an intern with Visit Buda, TX. I am a senior at Texas State University majoring in Digital Media Innovation with a concentration in Multimedia Production. I grew up all over the U.S. due to my parents being in the military. I have spent my whole life adapting to new environments.
As I get to know Buda, I will take you along with me to show you how to stay busy on an unplanned Friday. To carry on with Adventure Friday is such an honor. Buda is a great place to explore and I can’t wait to share my experiences with you!
My first adventure: Pinballz Kingdom!
When you think of the word “kingdom,” what do you think of? I usually think of castles, dragons, and royalty. Expect three out of three of those things when you come to Pinballz Kingdom.
The arcade is located in a former truck stop that was built to look like a castle. To match the theme of the building, the entrance archway contains a giant dragon who greets you as you walk through the doors.
If you want to play games, you buy a game card as soon as you walk in the door. The card stores your credits and treasures (tickets). While adventuring through their wide variety of arcade games, expect to be treated as royalty along the way.
I enjoy Pinballz Kingdom compared to other arcades because of their wide variety of vintage and retro games like PacMan, Donkey Kong, Gallaga, etc. Even in arcades my parents took me to when I was younger, I have never seen so many pinball machines in one place. They have a whole wall almost completely filled with pinball machines (hence the name). What I find cool is all of the retro games are for sale.
If pinball isn’t your thing, they also have classic games like air hockey, skee ball, coin-pusher games, and newer phone “app” games for the kiddos, as well as, bumper cars.
If you want an awesome place for a date day, family outing, or you’re hanging out with friends, you can expect to spend all day in this kingdom.