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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, Recent Posts

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. This small six acre park is located on North Mason Road between Clay Road on the north and Morton Road […]

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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, Recent Posts

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, Recent Posts

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, Recent Posts, 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 totally belies what the experience is of passing through those front doors. Immediately upon entering The Cellar Door it is obvious that the owners have put much thought into […]

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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.  Homes as well as businesses front either side of this wide 6.5 acre park.  We choose one of the public parking areas in one of the business lots to park our car […]

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Hoodadak Restaurant Serves Korean-Style Chicken & More

Posted: January 4, 2018 at 5:07 pm   /   Houston Metro Area, Katy, Restaurants

There is plenty of Korean-styled chicken on the menu at Hoodadak Restaurant in Katy, Texas.  It comes in many different guises.  The chicken combo featured at the top of this page consists of 4 wings, fries, some sliced cabbage…a coleslaw of sorts…and a soft drink. Patrons can order an entire chicken, half chicken, wings or […]

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Telge Park, Charming Neighborhood Park in Cypress, Texas

Posted: November 27, 2017 at 5:05 pm   /   Cypress, Houston Metro Area, Parks & Outdoor

Telge Park is a 111 acre park on the east side of Telge Road across from Bud Hadfield Park.  Both of these parks are in Cypress, Texas.  Cypress Creek runs through both of these parks as well as many others in this part of the Houston metro area. A Texas Historical Commission sign is located on […]

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Bud Hadfield Park, Scenic Disc Golf Course in Cypress TX

Posted: October 12, 2017 at 10:11 pm   /   Cypress, Parks & Outdoor

Bud Hadfield Park is named after Frederick Cordingley “Bud” Hadfield. It is interesting to find out the history of this area, who the park was named after and what is now the focus of this park…that being disc golf. Bud Hadfield was a self-made man. He founded Kwik Copy Printing which became franchised into different […]

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Theis Attaway Park, a Small Nature Center in Tomball, TX

Posted: September 22, 2017 at 8:43 pm   /   Houston Metro Area, Parks & Outdoor, Tomball

Theis Attaway Park is small when it comes to nature centers.  For the fish, birds, squirrels, rabbits and other creatures which reside and/or pass through that four-acre preserve, it is a nice respite from the surrounding housing developments and shopping centers. Finding it was a bit of a challenge.  The easiest way to locate it […]

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Vogelsang Building Rosenberg | Historic and Multi-Use

Posted: June 25, 2017 at 5:20 pm   /   Antiques & Collectibles, Historic Buildings, Houston Metro Area, Restaurants, Rosenberg

The Vogelsang Building Rosenberg is a prominent landmark building in downtown Rosenberg. It functions as a multi-use establishment offering visitors a chance to shop, dine, see a theatrical show and even relax in Rosenberg’s only wine room. My husband and I spent some time exploring this historic building a few months ago.  It is within […]

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Cullinan Park in Sugar Land, TX | A Huge Wildlife Haven

Posted: June 5, 2017 at 2:26 pm   /   Cemeteries & Memorials, Houston Metro Area, Nonprofits & Charities, Parks & Outdoor, Sugar Land

Cullinan Park is a vast forested and wetland area consisting of 754 acres.  It is located off of Highway 6 just north of the Sugar Land Regional Airport. My husband and I recently visited there.  The first thing noticed after driving into the park and parking is the small but nice picnic area.  Currently there […]

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Galveston, TX Historic Strand District, Harbor & Tourism

Posted: May 28, 2017 at 4:20 pm   /   Galveston, Houston Metro Area, Tourist Attractions

Galveston Tourism There is so very much to do and see in Galveston, Texas! This post will feature the historic Strand area of downtown as well as the harbor, shrimp boats, fishing and more. Did you know that Galveston is also known as the City of Oleanders? Oleander flowers can be viewed on a profusion […]

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Zube Park & Houston Live Steamers Miniature Train Ride!

Posted: May 16, 2017 at 5:47 pm   /   Hockley, Houston Metro Area, Parks & Outdoor

Zube Park (pronounced ‘Zoo-Bee’) is truly special for one reason.  That is the once a month free miniature train ride available for everyone to experience. Pictured above is the entrance to the playground, paved hiking trails and the 6 soccer fields.  Clean restrooms are provided as well as a concession building open for scheduled games.  […]

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Oyster Creek Park | Combining Spectacular Beauty & Art

Posted: April 6, 2017 at 2:59 pm   /   Houston Metro Area, Parks & Outdoor, Sculptures, Sugar Land

Sugar Land, Texas is the location where people can find the beautiful Oyster Creek Park.  My husband and I recently visited this wonderful urban park and loved every minute we spent there. From the Highway 6 parking lot there is a nice restroom facility with water fountain. Entering the main part of the park one […]

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Burroughs Park | Fabulous 320 Acre Park in Tomball, TX

Posted: March 2, 2017 at 5:59 pm   /   Houston Metro Area, Parks & Outdoor, Recent Posts, Tomball

Burroughs Park is a fabulous large Harris County park within Precinct 4.  My husband and I recently explored this 320 acre park in the latter part of February on one of the few cooler days that we have had this winter in the Houston metro area.  We actually got to don jackets for our outdoor […]

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Sapore Ristorante Italiano in Katy ~ Charming Discovery!

Posted: December 23, 2016 at 10:54 pm   /   Houston Metro Area, Katy, Restaurants

Fine Dining in Katy, Texas Large and expensive homes seem to be popping up like wild mushrooms after a soaking rain in large subdivisions in the southern regions of Katy, Texas.  This is where people can find Sapore Ristorante Italiano.  The restaurant is located in an end cap of a strip shopping center. Once stepping […]

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Wonderful Goforth Park on Horsepen Creek in Cypress, TX

Posted: December 7, 2016 at 7:58 pm   /   Cypress, Houston Metro Area, Parks & Outdoor

Harris County Deputy Darren Goforth Park on Horsepen Creek is the official name of this 188 acre park located in Cypress, Texas.  The original name was Horsepen Creek Park. Deputy Darren Goforth  was a ten year veteran of the Harris County Sheriff Department. Sadly, one day while refueling his department vehicle at a nearby Chevron […]

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Annual Creekfest in Spring, Texas ~ So Much Free Fun!

Posted: December 3, 2016 at 2:05 pm   /   Events, Houston Metro Area, Spring

My husband and I attended the annual Creekfest in Spring, Texas.  The date of this free fun event in 2016 was October 1st.  It was the sixth time that they have produced this festival and it was simply superb! The grounds are beautifully landscaped and contain many buildings that service the northwest part of the […]

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Cypress Top Historic Park offers a Step Back in Time

Posted: November 1, 2016 at 5:14 pm   /   Cypress, Historic Buildings, Houston Metro Area, Parks & Outdoor

Cypress Top Historic Park This is a small urban park in Cypress consisting of only 2.4 acres.  It is located right off of busy Hempstead Road. The even busier Highway 290 is literally a stone’s throw away.  We have passed this little park many times without realizing its significance. Were it not for the generosity […]

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Sugar Land Prison now Houston Museum of Natural Science

Posted: October 7, 2016 at 1:13 pm   /   Museums, Sugar Land

This Houston Museum of Natural Science at Sugar Land was at one time a prison farm.  It was the first industrialized prison farm in the state of Texas and was built entirely with prison labor.  Completed in 1939 the cost was a mere $73,000. Central State Prison Farm, Camp Two was nicknamed Two Camp by […]

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