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Cypress Park in Cypress, TX | Enchanting Attraction for All Ages

Posted: March 11, 2019 at 3:12 am   /   Cypress, Houston Metro Area, Parks & Outdoor, Recent Posts

Cypress Park is a Beauty! The 165-acre Cypress Park is stunning in its beauty, usability, and functions to provide an environment pleasing to young and old alike. The address is 12925 North Eldridge Parkway, Cypress, Texas 77429. The day that my husband and I first visited this gorgeous location, we had initially seen Maxwell Park […]

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Rosenberg Railroad Museum

Rosenberg Railroad Museum: Adjacent to 3 Active Train Lines

Posted: March 8, 2019 at 11:15 pm   /   Houston Metro Area, Museums, Nonprofits & Charities, Recent Posts, Rosenberg

Railroad Aficionados Take Note! The Rosenberg Railroad Museum is one of six railroad museums in the State of Texas. The Galveston Railroad Museum is the next closest one found in the Houston Metropolitan Area. Cleburne, Plano, Frisco and San Angelo have the other four locations in Texas. The address of the Rosenberg Railroad Museum is […]

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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, 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Oriental Garden – Delicious Chinese Food in Spring, TX

Posted: April 17, 2018 at 5:33 pm   /   Houston Metro Area, Restaurants, Spring

The Oriental Garden in Spring, Texas is a recent good discovery of ours.  It is located in a strip mall location on Champions Forest Drive and Louetta.  The address is 16734 Champion Forest Drive, Spring, Texas 77379. An inviting ambiance with pretty décor is just inside the restaurant entrance doors.  A friendly greeting also awaits […]

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Katy Dog Park | 14 Acres of Fun for People & Canine Pals

Posted: March 30, 2018 at 5:25 pm   /   Dog Parks, Houston Metro Area, Katy, Parks & Outdoor

Located in the small town of Katy, Texas the Katy Dog Park is a delightful place in which to spend some time.  The address is 5414 Franz Road, Katy, Texas 77493. My husband and I happened to notice it one day when we were driving in the area.  We decided to stop even though our […]

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Mason Road Park | Small Community Park in Katy, Texas

Posted: March 19, 2018 at 4:40 pm   /   Houston Metro Area, Katy, Parks & Outdoor

My husband and I have been passing Mason Road Park for some time on one of our routes to and from places in Katy, Texas. Last week we decided to stop and check it out. The zip code is 77449. This small six acre park is located on North Mason Road between Clay Road on […]

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Bellaire City Library – Serving Residents Since 1951

Posted: March 15, 2018 at 3:02 pm   /   Bellaire, Houston Metro Area, Libraries, Nonprofits & Charities

The pretty book return outside of the Bellaire City Library was painted by artist Paige Piland.  The Friends of the Bellaire Library helped fund that artful book drop appearance. The history of this one and only library in Bellaire is interesting. Bellaire, Texas is a small mostly residential community surrounded by the cities of Southside […]

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Houston, Texas – Activities, Attractions and Information

Posted: March 6, 2018 at 10:27 pm   /   Houston, Houston Metro Area

Houston, Texas Having already written quite a few articles about this city which I have happily called home for the vast majority of my life, I thought that it might be fun to share some general information and also point readers to specific points of interest regarding the many activities and attractions found in Houston. […]

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The Cellar Door Katy, TX | Cozy Restaurant and Winery

Posted: February 18, 2018 at 11:02 pm   /   Houston Metro Area, Katy, Restaurants

Discovering The Cellar Door restaurant and winery in Katy, Texas was a pleasant surprise.  The exterior setting is in an ordinary, nondescript strip shopping center.  It belies what the experience is of passing through those front doors. Immediately upon entering The Cellar Door, it is evident that the owners have put much thought into the […]

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Paseo Park Bellaire, TX – Showcases History + Beauty

Posted: February 6, 2018 at 12:46 am   /   Bellaire, Houston Metro Area, Parks & Outdoor

Paseo Park Bellaire, TX. is located on an esplanade in the middle of busy Bellaire Boulevard between the blocks of 4800 to 5000. The zip code is 77401. Homes as well as businesses front either side of this expansive 6.5-acre park.  We choose one of the public parking areas in one of the business lots […]

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