PORT ARTHUR, Texas — The Daytripper, an award-winning travel show on PBS features hidden gems across the state of Texas.
Port Arthur will soon be added to that list.
The show's crew spent the last two days filming across the city.
The upcoming episode include the Museum of the Gulf Coast, The Schooner Restaurant, the Sabine Pass Battleground State Historic Site and Sea Rim State Park.
On Thursday, they ended the tour at the Boudin Hut. Chet Garner, the show's host, isn't a stranger to Southeast Texas.
"It's awesome to come home. I went to PNG. You know you grow up here and you sort of like live in it," Garner siad. "And you don't understand how special this part of Texas is and then you go somewhere and you start talking about boudin and BBQ crabs and people don't have any idea what you are talking about."
Garner moved off after high school, went to UT and became a lawyer. Then, he decided he would rather tell stories of Texas traditions.
"You know the first season I didn't really know if this would take off," Garner said. "I threw some friends and a camera in a car and said let's go make a show."
Now, 13 seasons later, Garner said he has a lot to be thankful for, and growing up in Southeast Texas is a big part of that.
"You start to think about it and you think 'wow,I really grew up in a special place,' and so it's cool to come back in as sort of an inside outsider and help share the stories of this part of the country," Garner said.
He said the Port Arthur episode is set to air in February.
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