My name is Crystal Ragland and I currently reside in the Dallas/Ft. Worth metroplex. I am a wife of 28+ years and a mother of two young adults. While this blog isn’t designed to be spiritual in nature, I am a follower of Jesus Christ and I strive to live my life accordingly.
I’ve worn a lot of hats over the years and now I’m following my passion. If we are the combination of our experiences, I am quite a melting pot. I was raised on a poultry farm in Arkansas and I grew up working cattle and horses. I have also lived in Dallas, Texas and surrounding areas. Before becoming a stay at home mom, I worked in downtown Dallas for several years. The people I worked with in Dallas couldn’t imagine me living on a farm and the people I grew up with on the farm couldn’t imagine me living in Dallas!
Growing up in rural Arkansas, I never took a “real” vacation until after I had my first job but I’ve certainly made up for lost time! I enjoy breaking bread with good friends, but I don’t mind dining out alone either. Again, it’s all about the experience.
You might have heard the saying, “You can take the girl out of the country, but you can’t take the country out of the girl.” I think that sums me up perfectly. While I can appreciate upscale dining and fine cultural experiences, I feel just as comfortable with good home cooking, culinary dives and a wide variety of cultural experiences.
I look forward sharing my Travel and Table experiences with you and hearing about yours as well. I am excited to see where this journey will take us!
About Travel and Table
For some, thoughts of a Travel and Table blog are associated with roaring jets, foreign soil or exotic food. Let’s face it, not all of us will go skiing in the Swiss Alps, dine at a five star restaurant weekly or create their own recipe for chocolate soufflé! While I do enjoy using my passport, I think that Travel and Table experiences can be found anywhere, locally or abroad. Every experience adds value to our lives in some way. It’s up to us to determine that value. Just remember, more doesn’t necessarily mean better.
With each blog I will strive to provide meaningful information regarding travel, dining out or cooking at home. Feel free to contact me to provide ideas for future posts. Share your recipes with me, I enjoy trying new recipes! Want travel or restaurant tips? Ask me, that’s what I’m here for! While I am the administrator of this blog, I would love to ultimately make this YOUR blog, one that is relative to you! Your feedback will make us both successful!