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Abundant Natural Beauty in Meyer Park of Spring, Texas

Posted: October 3, 2016 at 10:11 pm   /   Parks & Outdoor, Spring

Meyer Park is a gorgeous playground plus scenic park for nature lovers as well as exercise buffs.  It is located in Precinct 4 of Harris County. Consisting of 180 acres, the park is bisected by Cypresswood Drive in Spring, Texas. Many local people probably identify with this park because of its 26 soccer fields.  Soccer […]

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Kid Friendly Barbara Bush Library in Spring, TX

Posted: September 30, 2016 at 1:03 pm   /   Libraries, Spring

Stellar Library! The Barbara Bush Library Branch at Cypress Creek is a part of the Harris County Public Library system.  My husband and I recently discovered it and were very impressed with the library as a whole.  It is a modern two story building with 30,000 square feet separated into various areas. Texas limestone coats […]

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Katy Contemporary Art Museum (KCAM) in Fort Bend County

Posted: August 3, 2016 at 1:57 pm   /   Art & Culture, Houston Metro Area, Katy, Museums, Nonprofits & Charities

The Katy Contemporary Art Museum (KCAM) is the only art museum in all of Fort Bend County!  The museum opened on September 8, 2013. It was the dream of its founder, Ana Villaronga-Roman who invested hundreds of thousands of her own dollars into this venture. Created as a not-for-profit entity almost all of its operating […]

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Farmer’s Market Sugar Land, TX

Posted: June 20, 2016 at 6:52 pm   /   Farmers Markets, Houston Metro Area, Sugar Land

Vegetables, Entertainment and So Much More! My husband and I truly enjoyed our first visit ever to the Farmer’s Market at Imperial in Sugar Land last Saturday. The iconic towers of the Imperial Sugar Company are the backdrop for this farmer’s market that is held every Saturday from 9AM to 1PM year round rain or […]

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Casual Dining at Torchy’s Tacos

Posted: June 17, 2016 at 2:46 pm   /   Katy, Restaurants

Started in Texas! This fun Torchy’s Tacos chain originated with the expertise of Chef Michael Rypka in Austin, Texas. Chef Rypka started with a food truck prior to having his first brick and mortar location. From what I read as he began experimenting with different types of tacos, often the expression “damn good!” was heard […]

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Farmers Market on Grand Parkway in Katy, TX

Posted: June 11, 2016 at 10:29 pm   /   Farmers Markets, Houston Metro Area, Katy

Today was our first visit to the farmers market in Katy, Texas. Our dog Skippy gets us up early on most days so getting to the market which is open from 8AM to Noon is no problem.  We actually wish he would sleep a little longer like he used to when he was younger.  Skippy […]

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Galveston, Texas Estuaries, Marshes and Fisheries

Posted: May 30, 2016 at 4:19 pm   /   Galveston, Houston Metro Area

Galveston Come along for a scenic tour with pictures and YouTube videos as you’ll get yet another look at what makes Galveston, Texas a special place. Shrimp Boats A common site able to be viewed in Galveston are the abundance of shrimp boats. This is in addition to other fishing and pleasure boats in and […]

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Many Birds Spotted in Mary Jo Peckham Park in Katy, TX

Posted: May 17, 2016 at 4:56 pm   /   Houston Metro Area, Katy, Parks & Outdoor

A Day in the Park Come along with us on one day’s journey into the Mary Jo Peckham Park in Katy, Texas where several different types of birds happened to be spotted and photographed on one fine sunny and warm day. Katy, Texas is located a few miles to the west of Houston and is […]

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Las Alamedas ~ Mexican Food in Beautiful Atmosphere

Posted: May 5, 2016 at 4:03 pm   /   Houston Metro Area, Katy, Restaurants

The original Las Alamedas on Voss Road near Interstate 10 in Houston was a crowd pleaser.  It was a large stuccoed building fashioned as a Spanish styled hacienda.  What made it even better was its location of 2.5 acres backing onto a ravine and bayou. Floor to ceiling glass windows wrapping around the back and […]

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Kleb Woods Nature Preserve is Amazing!

Posted: April 20, 2016 at 10:45 pm   /   Houston Metro Area, Parks & Outdoor, Tomball

This natural preserve in Tomball is a nature lover’s delight!  Walking through the dense thick wooded areas along with areas of wetlands one feels far removed from living in a city or even the nearby towns. Until recently my husband and I had never even heard of it and we have lived in Houston for […]

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Some Interesting Facts about Houston Metro Area

Posted: April 8, 2016 at 5:06 pm   /   Houston, Houston Metro Area

Airports  We have two main airports, George Bush Intercontinental & William P. Hobby. There are 31 smaller airports accommodating corporate jets to private airplanes all over our area. Zoning  Did you know that Houston is the only major U.S. city without zoning codes?  It’s true! Bayous  We have 4 bayous that run through our city.  […]

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Mercer Arboretum & Botanic Gardens in Humble, TX

Posted: April 7, 2016 at 5:48 pm   /   Houston Metro Area, Humble, Nonprofits & Charities, Parks & Outdoor

This fantastic botanical garden opened to the public in 1974. My husband and I visited there along with both of our mothers about three decades ago. The changes in landscape from the time of our first visit to our recent one is dramatic! While much of the back part of the botanical gardens was simply […]

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About Houston…See What Makes Houston So Attractive!

Posted: April 6, 2016 at 10:22 pm   /   Houston, Houston Metro Area

Describing Houston in a few words is not easy! There are many superlatives which can be used when addressing the subject of Houston. When astronaut Neil Armstrong set foot on the moon it was the first word he uttered.  “Houston, Tranquility base here. The Eagle has landed.”  Houston is nicknamed the Space City and for […]

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M-K-T Railroad Park with Caboose & Depot in Katy, TX

Posted: April 4, 2016 at 8:58 pm   /   Historic Buildings, Houston Metro Area, Katy, Linocuts, Museums

This small but impressive little park also serves as the Information and Tourist Center for visitors to Katy, Texas. The location is 5615 First Street, Katy, Texas 77493. Hours of operation are 9am to 3pm Monday through Friday and 10am to 2pm on Saturday. What makes this park special is the restored Missouri-Kansas-Texas Depot and […]

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Annual Car Show at Towne Lake in Cypress

Posted: March 28, 2016 at 2:22 pm   /   Cypress, Events, Houston Metro Area

7th Annual Car Show at Towne Lake My husband and I had a lot of fun attending the annual car show at Towne Lake on February 27th of this year. The day in Houston could not have been any better!  It was sunny and the temperatures were moderate.  A perfect time to be outside! Many […]

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Pictures of Katy Heritage Museum & Vintage Contents

Posted: March 27, 2016 at 6:49 pm   /   Houston Metro Area, Katy, Museums

Museum in Katy, Texas My husband and I had visited the Katy Heritage Museum many years ago.  I had done the same with my mother. When we chose to tour it again today we were amazed to to see many additions to the museum.  The Katy Heritage Society has a park adjacent to the museum […]

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St. Patrick Catholic Church in Galveston & Saint Patrick

Posted: March 26, 2016 at 2:24 pm   /   Chapels and Churches, Galveston, Houston Metro Area, Linocuts

Galveston Attraction How is St. Patrick, St. Patrick’s Church and a Galveston attraction in Texas all tied together? Stay tuned. St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Galveston is certainly an attraction if only to see the beautiful architecture. It is another one of noted architect Nicolas J. Clayton’s designs of which which he had more than […]

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Eaton Memorial Chapel Galveston & Storm of the Century

Posted: March 26, 2016 at 12:43 pm   /   Chapels and Churches, Galveston, Houston Metro Area, Linocuts

Galveston Attraction The focus of this article is Eaton Memorial Chapel and my original linocut print. It will also concern itself with hurricanes on Galveston Island including the “storm of the century” in 1900. Eaton Memorial Chapel is one of the two oldest historical churches on Galveston Island.  It is another beautiful and elegant structure […]

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Sacred Heart Catholic Church + Galveston, TX History

Posted: March 25, 2016 at 11:51 pm   /   Chapels and Churches, Galveston, Houston Metro Area, Linocuts

History of Galveston Many people going on a Galveston, TX. vacation might be interested in learning a bit of the history of Galveston. They also might like knowing a bit more about the dazzling white Moorish designed Sacred Heart Church which can hardly escape notice if they are driving into town on the main street […]

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Galveston Island Beaches & Old Red ~ UTMB Medical School

Posted: March 25, 2016 at 10:32 pm   /   Galveston, Houston Metro Area, Linocuts

Galveston Vacation Many people think of Galveston for one reason only…a Galveston vacation. After all, this barrier island located just 45 miles southeast of Houston has miles and miles of beaches luring those who like to play in the sand and surf. But some people come to Galveston Island to get an education at UTMB […]

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