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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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Mary Jo Peckham Park in Katy, TX is a Bird Paradise

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! One feels far removed from living in a city or even the nearby towns while walking through the dense thickly wooded areas and wetlands. Until recently my husband and I had never even heard of it, and we have lived in Houston for most of […]

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Houston Metro Area: Some Interesting Facts

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 Museum with Caboose & Depot in Katy, TX

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

M-K-T Railroad Museum This small but impressive little M-K-T Railroad Museum and 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 […]

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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 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 he had more than a passing interest. He was a parishioner of this parish. There are numerous churches on the island of Galveston…more […]

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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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