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Oyster Creek Park | Combining Spectacular Beauty & Art

Posted: April 6, 2017 at 2:59 pm   /   Houston Metro Area, Parks & Outdoor, Recent Posts, 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 Sites, 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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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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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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M-K-T Railroad Park with Caboose & Depot in Katy, TX

Posted: April 4, 2016 at 8:58 pm   /   Historic Sites, 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 could not have been any better!  It was sunny and the temperatures were moderate.  A perfect time to be outside! Many of the […]

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