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Maxwell Park in Cypress, TX

Maxwell Park Cypress, TX: Kisses Only 5 Cents!

Posted: February 15, 2019 at 5:32 pm   /   Cypress, Houston Metro Area, Parks & Outdoor, Recent Posts

Tucked Away Treasure! I would venture a guess that Maxwell Park Cypress, TX is not known to many people except those who live nearby or who set out to discover hidden treasures. The park is only 13.9 acres with a trail length of 0.37 miles. The address is 12622 Maxwell Road, Cypress, Texas 77429. The […]

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Red Queen's Attic in Rosenberg, Texas

Red Queen’s Attic: A Shopper’s Delight in Rosenberg, TX

Posted: February 11, 2019 at 5:57 pm   /   Antiques & Collectibles, Houston Metro Area, Recent Posts, Rosenberg

Antiquing in Rosenberg A warm welcome awaits visitors to this expansive storefront in downtown Rosenberg, Texas. Whether one is merely browsing or on a deliberate hunt for a unique piece of vintage furniture or an exceptional accent piece for one’s home, the owners and employees in Red Queen’s Attic will cheerfully guide you in the […]

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Art Bench in Rosenberg, Texas

Rosenberg Arts Alliance: Enticing Public Art Benches in Downtown

Posted: January 31, 2019 at 11:57 pm   /   Art & Culture, Houston Metro Area, Recent Posts, Rosenberg, Sculptures

Sculptural Art Art can take many forms. Some of it is wearable; some pieces are for viewing only, and in other cases, it is also utilitarian. In the historic downtown of Rosenberg, we can thank the Rosenberg Arts Alliance for the idea of having artistically-painted benches installed throughout a six-block area for people to not […]

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Congressman Bill Archer Park

Congressman Bill Archer Park: Dog Park Heaven!

Posted: January 19, 2019 at 10:27 pm   /   Dog Parks, Parks & Outdoor, Recent Posts

Grab your leashes, load up your canine friends, and head on over to Congressman Bill Archer Park for some fabulous off-leash fun for small as well as large dogs. There is also a small skate park located in this locale. The address is 3201 State Highway 6 North, Houston, Texas 77062. The huge Bear Creek […]

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Bottlebrush in bloom

My Top Five Articles on Website Facebook Page in 2018

Posted: January 13, 2019 at 10:01 pm   /   Did You Know?, Recent Posts

Looking Back It is always fun to see what draws the most views, shares, and comments from articles posted to my website page on Facebook. Sometimes what I think might be of great interest contrasts sharply with what others think. The timing probably has something to do with it. In any case, here is a […]

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Exploration Park

Exploration Park in Katy, TX: Willow Fork Drainage District Beauty!

Posted: December 31, 2018 at 10:56 pm   /   Houston Metro Area, Katy, Parks & Outdoor

Learning Combined With Fun Much thought and planning went into the parks and interconnected trails of the Willow Fork Drainage District. The public has much to gain from those efforts. Children and their parents can be particularly grateful for the creation of Exploration Park. While we had no children accompanying us upon our discovery of […]

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Rio Ranch Exterior

Rio Ranch Restaurant: Inspired by Texas Hill Country

Posted: December 21, 2018 at 6:57 pm   /   Restaurants

Delicious Food in Charming Rustic Atmosphere: Rio Ranch The Texas Hill Country is alluring for many reasons. There are rolling hills, creeks, and lakes that offer much in the way of beauty as well as recreation. Each city or town has its unique qualities drawing people from far and wide. One does not have to […]

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Fantasy Coffins at the National Museum of Funeral History

Fantasy Coffins at the National Museum of Funeral History in Houston

Posted: December 11, 2018 at 9:05 pm   /   Museums, Nonprofits & Charities

Coffins You Must See to Believe! Custom coffins are not a new idea. History can show us many examples from the past and even the present. However, the symbolic ones from the Greater Accra Region of Ghana created primarily since the 1950s are the most distinctive and eye-catching ones that I have ever seen. Seth […]

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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, 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

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

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   /   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, 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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