DAYTRIPPER, THE

NOLA Code:
DTRP 0700 H1
Number of Episodes/Length:
13 / 30
Rights End:
12/31/2024
Producer
Hogaboom Road, Inc
Presenter
KLRU
TV-G
CC
Stereo
Year Produced:
2016
Version:
Base
It’s no secret that Texas is big. Alright, more than big. Texas is HUGE!! And exploring Texas ain’t no small vacation, it’s a lifetime endeavor. But what if you only have one day? Well that’s where we come in. From the well-known landmarks to the completely obscure dives and hideaways – and all within a day’s reach. The Daytripper is a multi Emmy-award winning travel program aimed at inspiring folks to get out and explore the Lone Star State and to show folks that beauty and adventure is closer than they imagined. Whether the destinations are truly a day trip away or further, The Daytripper is sure to entertain with Chet Garner’s historical reenactments, costumes, and almost bottomless stomach as he travels Texas and sees the history, outdoors, and food that every town (big or small) has to offer.

#701 East Austin, TX
Chet explores the east side of Texas’s capital city exploring its food trucks, a modern butcher shop, and a house museum that “Keeps Austin Weird.” He visit the Texas State Cemetery with the graves of past Texans including “Father of Texas” Stephen F. Austin, and then pushes his lack of athleticism to the extreme on an obstacle course.

#702 Granbury, TX
Chet finds heaps of history, including the alleged grave of Jesse James and the story of John Wilkes Booth hiding out here after his assassination of the president. He visits a Trappist-style cheesemaker, a sandy beach in the middle of town, and eats fish tacos beside a lake-front marina.

#703 Alpine, TX
Chet visits “The Big Bend” of Texas with stops to learn its history and climb to a mountaintop classroom. He eats at a steakhouse inspired by the movie “Giant” and devours hot dogs from a truck that takes wienies to a whole other universe.

#704 Blanco, TX
Chet heads to the “Lavender Capital,” harvesting it from the field and drinking it in lemonade. He explores the historic courthouse used in the movie “True Grit” and a buggy museum that’s supplied Hollywood with all its western needs for years. He visits a brewery, eats BBQ, swims in the Blanco River, and plays traditional 9-pin bowling with Blanco’s German residents.

#705 Rockport-Fulton, TX
Chet joins the “snowbirds” and heads to the Texas coast in the winter time to see some of the only remaining wild whooping cranes. He indulges in the coast’s amazing oysters and seafood then visits “Stinky Beach” and sees one of the largest and oldest live oak trees in Texas.

#706 Balmorhea, TX
Chet heads to the desert to go swimming and SCUBA diving in a spring-fed pool. He eats homemade gas-station burritos and authentic West-Texas tacos. Finally, he goes rock hunting for some of the area’s famous blue agate.

#707 Sulphur Springs, TX
Chet goes fishing on Lake Fork, one of the most-famous big bass lakes in Texas. He visits a historic square with a see-through public restroom and then explores a museum dedicated to the dairy business.

#708 San Angelo, TX
Chet dives into town’s wild west history with stops at Fort Concho and a brothel museum. He eats donut sandwiches and stuffed avocadoes, along with mountain biking the scrubby landscape and looking for fresh water pearls dug from a local river.

#709 – Dallas, TX
Chet heads to “Big D” to explore all that’s happening in the heart of the city. He views town from the top of Reunion Tower and visits the world-class Perot Science Museum. In Deep Ellum, Chet eats authentic Texas BBQ, and in the Bishop Arts District he shops at “Mantiques” and visits an experimenting chocolatier. He takes a bike ride on the urban trails along the Trinity River, then polishes off the day at a container park serving chicken biscuits that out-stack the competition.

#710 – New Braunfels, TX
Chet explores this old German town built along two pristine rivers. He starts at the oldest bakery in Texas and then heads to a museum and learns why the Germans picked this area. Chet tubes the Comal and goes wake boarding without a boat at a local cable park. He then dodges alligators at a roadside attraction and grubs on a bowl of flaming hot Texas chili.

#711 – Richmond, TX
Chet heads to small town in the shadow of Houston to explore a living history park full of reenactors and a local swamp full of alligators. Along the way, he learns about a local shoot-out, eats some 3-generation Tex Mex, and visits an observatory to see the wonders of the night sky.

#712 – Turkey, TX
Chet heads to the panhandle where he finds Caprock Canyon State Park which is full of beautiful views, horseback riding, and the Official State Bison Herd of Texas. In town he visits a museum that’s dedicated to Bob Wills the “King of Western Swing” and another that’s rewriting the history of the Native Indian Wars. Top it off with a bison filet steak and that’s a day trip.

#713 – Hillsboro, TX
In his “Viewer’s Choice” finale, Chet heads to a modern town with a vintage feel. He visits a museum of roadside attractions and nostalgia, then visits a local soda fountain for a back-in-time meal. Along the way, he visits a museum in an old jail dedicated to history and a museum in a local college that’s dedicated to Texans at war. For some outdoor adventure, Chet goes rock climbing above the waters of Lake Whitney, and then finishes the day over a plate of Texas BBQ.

Program Rights

Broadcast Rights:
Unlimited
Rights Dates:
9/30/2015 - 12/31/2024
School Rights:
None
V.O.D. Rights:
No
Linear Live Streaming:
Yes
Non-Commercial Cable Rights:
Yes