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Freedom Park Memorial Tower View

Freedom Park Katy, Texas Baseball Complex with Memorial Tower

Posted: December 8, 2018 at 3:30 pm   /   Cemeteries & Memorials, Houston Metro Area, Katy, Parks & Outdoor, Recent Posts, Sculptures

Willow Fork Drainage District Freedom Park Katy, Texas in Fort Bend County is a 20-acre park containing a baseball complex. A memorial tower dedicated to men and women serving in our armed forces as well as those who perished on September 11, 2001, is located there. It also has a small children’s playground. The address […]

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Portion of Angel Sculpture by Cudlipp Monument in Washington Cemetery

Washington Cemetery: Historic Texas Cemetery in Houston

Posted: November 27, 2018 at 12:36 am   /   Cemeteries & Memorials, Nonprofits & Charities, Recent Posts

The address of the historic 13.5-acre Washington Cemetery is 2911 Washington Avenue, Houston, Texas 77007-6034. On the day my husband and I decided to visit there, we had to access it by driving through the adjacent beautiful Glenwood Cemetery. A closed sign appeared at the Washington Avenue entrance. Taking the road and always bearing right […]

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Ray Miller Park

Ray Miller Park: A 15-Acre Beauty in West Houston

Posted: November 12, 2018 at 4:46 pm   /   Parks & Outdoor, Recent Posts

Ray Miller Park would be an easy one to miss seeing. The address is 1800 Eldridge Parkway, Houston, Texas 77007. My husband and I have ridden past this gem of a small park countless times and never noticed it. One day out of the corner of my eye I happened to see it, and we […]

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Shanghai River Restaurant fortune cookies

Shanghai River Restaurant, Houston Classic Chinese Restaurant Since 1970

Posted: November 7, 2018 at 7:46 pm   /   Recent Posts, Restaurants

An Oldie but Goodie! Shanghai River Restaurant has stood the test of time! This eating establishment serving Hunan and Szechuan cuisine has been in this same location since 1970. The address is 2407 Westheimer (near Kirby), Houston, Texas 77098. People familiar with that part of town know it is in the River Oaks area. My […]

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Sculpture #3, Where Art Meets Science by Fariba Abedin

“Obstacle Art Path” is 5th Annual Heights Blvd. Sculpture Show

Posted: October 19, 2018 at 6:15 pm   /   Art & Culture, Recent Posts, Sculptures

5th Annual Heights Boulevard Sculpture Show “Obstacle Art Path” is the name of this year’s annual curated sculpture show located in the Houston Heights of Houston, Texas. The wide Houston Heights Boulevard has these eight new sculptures distributed between the 400 to 1800 blocks through December 15, 2018. If you wish to purchase one of […]

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National Museum of Funeral History Annual Halloween Haunted House Exhibit

National Museum of Funeral History Haunted House

Posted: October 13, 2018 at 3:13 am   /   Events, Museums

Annual Halloween Haunted House Can you think of a better place to take your family and friends during Halloween than to a funeral museum to experience a haunted house exhibit? It can be done right here in Houston, Texas at the one-of-a-kind National Museum of Funeral History. Haunted house locations are numerous at this time […]

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Wonderland Sculpture in Evelyn's Park

Evelyn’s Park with Alice in Wonderland Mad Hatter Tea Party

Posted: September 25, 2018 at 5:13 pm   /   Art & Culture, Bellaire, Houston Metro Area, Parks & Outdoor, Sculptures

Wonderland Sculpture in Evelyn’s Park This 24-foot long sculpture created by artist Bridgette Mongeon must be seen to be believed! Seeing all of it may take some time, effort, and dedicated sleuthing on the part of visitors. The reason for this is because, in addition to the large ten-foot table as well as eight to […]

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Pictures of student chefs at The Art Institute of Houston

Courses Restaurant: Where Student Chefs Prepare and Serve Food

Posted: September 11, 2018 at 4:36 pm   /   Restaurants

The Art Institute of Houston Courses Restaurant is located inside of the Art Institute of Houston at 4140 Southwest Freeway, Houston, Texas 77027.  I had noticed that tall building on the north side of the Southwest Freeway but did not realize that cooking was a part of the school curriculum.  I assumed that art and […]

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Little Cypress Creek Preserve: Wildlife Habitat Worth Visiting

Posted: August 29, 2018 at 1:54 pm   /   Cypress, Houston Metro Area, Parks & Outdoor

Natural Oasis in Midst of Urban Development It is refreshing to find patches of land kept from urban development and left in a mostly natural state. This is the case with the 58 acres of the Little Cypress Creek Preserve.  Residential neighborhoods do surround this nature preserve. Unless one is walking along the perimeter of […]

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El Canton Restaurant in Katy, TX | Firewood Pizzeria

Posted: August 19, 2018 at 7:41 pm   /   Houston Metro Area, Katy, Restaurants

Unique Firewood Pizza Oven El Canton Restaurant is located in Katy, Texas.  Dining patrons can watch their custom pizzas being prepared and then baked in a wood-fired oven that was brought all the way from Guadalajara, Mexico to this location.  The oven weighed in at a whopping 5000 pounds! Located near the entrance door, piles […]

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Kickerillo-Mischer Preserve: Nature Lovers Paradise in the Heart of Houston

Posted: August 5, 2018 at 7:04 pm   /   Parks & Outdoor

Nature Preserve in the Heart of Houston The Kickerillo-Mischer Preserve in northwest Harris County is a nature lovers delight.  The population of Houston is growing by leaps and bounds.  With that comes new subdivisions and ever-expanding commercial spaces. Recently not far from where we live, my husband and I saw four deer standing together.  They […]

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Charles Criner Art and Cotton Picking

Posted: July 20, 2018 at 9:22 pm   /   Art & Culture, Fine Art, Museums

Charles Criner Art A favored student and personal friend of famous artist and teacher Dr. John Biggers, more people than ever are now collecting Charles Criner Art.   My husband and I are among those who admire the works of this resident artist at The Printing Museum located in Houston, Texas.  We are also happy […]

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Shady Lane Park and Importance of Bayous in Houston

Posted: July 9, 2018 at 9:43 pm   /   Parks & Outdoor

Shady Lane Park is a jewel in the Houston park system.  The name of the park gives no hint as to what is found there.  Yes there are trees, so obviously there is shade if visiting this park when the deciduous trees are fully leafed out.  My husband and I visited this Houston park in […]

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Lost Creek Park | Great Recreation Area in Sugar Land, Texas

Posted: July 2, 2018 at 6:32 pm   /   Houston Metro Area, Sugar Land

Lost Creek Park Our discovery of Lost Creek Park was actually made by accident.  We had just spent some glorious hours in Oyster Creek Park which was our destination for the day in Sugar Land.  We had already walked along the paved asphalt trail to the right of the spectacular water feature that follows along […]

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Houston Folk Art | Beer Can House & Art Car Museum

Posted: June 26, 2018 at 7:58 pm   /   Museums, Tourist Attractions

Folk Art in Houston, Texas We celebrate all types of art in and around the Houston metropolitan area and that includes folk art.  Houston folk art is often amusing and entertaining.  Artists who create various forms of this type of art are unconstrained by convention.  In this post I will show you two places that […]

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Museum of Fine Arts Houston – Masterpiece Paintings

Posted: June 18, 2018 at 1:38 pm   /   Art & Culture, Fine Art, Museums

Wonderful discoveries can be made inside of our Museum of Fine Arts Houston.  Already it is one of the largest art museums in the United States.  Our MFAH continues to expand even today as I am writing this.  The location of the MFAH is at 1001 Bissonnet Street, Houston, Texas 77005. The first neo-classical building […]

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Houston Sculptures – 3 Different Red Painted Steel Ones!

Posted: June 6, 2018 at 8:32 pm   /   Art & Culture, Recent Posts, Sculptures

Houston Sculptures There are so many sculptures on display in our fine city and the metropolitan area of Houston that it would take some dedicated effort to photograph and display them all in one place.  Today I am featuring just three of them.  What they have in common as can easily be seen in the […]

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Galveston, Texas : Seafood Industry, Railroad Museum and More!

Posted: May 23, 2018 at 3:19 pm   /   Galveston, Houston Metro Area

Galveston, Texas has salt water breezes and sun drenched beaches. It lures visitors from near and far.  Seagulls fill the air with feathered flight.  The ever present seabirds also sit on the beaches watching the continual Gulf of Mexico waters coursing in to the shoreline.  Their unique cries punctuate the lapping of the waves plus […]

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Galveston, Oh Galveston!

Posted: May 15, 2018 at 12:05 am   /   Galveston, Houston Metro Area

Well Known Song People from across the globe are often familiar with the City of Galveston because of the song written by Jimmy Webb and sung by Glen Campbell. Those of us who live close to this city located next to the sun drenched beaches of the Gulf of Mexico can identify with many of […]

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Metamorphosis And Winds of Change

Posted: May 1, 2018 at 7:40 pm   /   Did You Know?

Metamorphosis is a good word describing my journey as a blogger over the last two years.  With just shy of 200 articles written on Explore Houston With Peggy it was time to decide in which direction to turn.  Some of my readers know that I have been writing on a site called HubPages for over […]

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