Recipes for carrot vichyssoise, copper pennies, and carrot cake. Plus, learn all about the nutritional value of consuming carrots.
Learn some history about the origin and evolution of Pillsbury's Bake-Off contests, including this award-winning 1958 recipe for French bread braids.
Learn about the artist Charles H. Hubbell, his depiction of early aircraft, the Thompson Trophy Races, and more in this post.
Learn about this regional park's namesake and its numerous amenities. You will want to come back again and again!
I made five cookie recipes out of this vintage 1939 booklet from the Wisconsin Electric Power Co. I share photos and results here.
Take a look at the old Houston Heights post office building graffiti murals. A new structure now takes its place. This post serves as a reminder that the art is gone but not forgotten.
When looking for favorite restaurants, a local Galveston resident recommended that we dine at Benno's. We have happily returned again and again.
Learn about this stellar Gladys Porter Zoo in Brownsville, Texas, and its namesake. This zoo is beautiful and impactful in supporting conservation and species survival.
The Bull Creek Cafe and Grill is a family-friendly place to dine in Rosenberg, TX. Moderate pricing and good homestyle food await visitors.
I believe this vintage cheese torte recipe is at least 100 or more years old. The recipe comes from my Great-Aunt Lona. Also, learn some facts about zwieback.
I tested and will share three cookie recipes using bread flour from this vintage booklet dating back to the early days of electric stoves. The title "how to use your electric range" is on the cover. My grandmother saved this undated one plus four other booklets from 1939 to 1952.
Learn the differentiated meaning of braciola or braciole. I'll also show you how to make my husband's version of this classic Italian dish. It is mouthwatering deliciousness on a plate!
This Christmas cookie recipe came from our next-door neighbor many years ago, and it has since become a family favorite.
Cedar Breaks is a national monument dedicated to the forces of erosion in southern Utah. See photos and videos of this stunning high-altitude setting. Also, learn about the work of the CCC during the Great Depression.
Visiting this forested oasis will open your eyes to history. It includes the Civil War and slavery, interracial marriage, the discovery of oil on the property, and what has become a wildlife nature preserve.
Six colorful graphic Pandr murals adorn the outside of the Allen Center in downtown Houston. See photos and learn about their creators and the business that hired the making of them.
From wooden shoes to windmills—including the tallest working windmill in the U.S.—there is plenty to see in the lovely Dutch town of Pella, Iowa. Enjoy specialty food and thousands of tulips each springtime.
Two delicious mustard recipes (glaze and sauce) adorn this pork loin roast. Learn some fascinating facts about Dijon mustard, and discover which wines will accentuate this meal best.
Reading the interpretation of this 1948 letter led to discoveries in and around Kirrlach, Germany. See photos of a 15th-century church, a wine tavern dating back to 1700, countryside scenery, and information about an early motor vehicle from Carl Benz ridden by his wife, Bertha, in 1888.
Goat cheese is wonderful on a cracker, but it's also great in recipes for pizza, pasta, salad, and much more. Enjoy!
A mother writes to a friend relating the spellbinding story of her son's WWII miraculous escape from death, being a prisoner of war, being freed by the 3rd Army, grand reception in Paris, and much more. It is a fascinating tale of sorrows and hopes.
Visitors to Quigley's Castle will walk away in wonder. Folk art rises to an entirely new level here! Plantings inside and outside of this unique residence merge with vast collections on display in unique ways.
From bowls and wraps to egg dishes and even pancakes, here are 10 diabetic-friendly breakfast recipes. Also: diabetic-friendly breakfast cereals and general nutrition tips.
This beautiful little pocket park in the heart of downtown Houston with the spectacular Suzanne Sellers mural no longer exists. See it in photos here.
Every one of these stuffed mushroom recipes received accolades from our taste tester panel, which included my husband and me, and several sets of our neighbors. I hope you enjoy them as much as we all do.
Come along and take a look at this year's eight eye-catching sculptures along Heights Boulevard in Houston. Whether you think that they are whimsical, perplexing, surprising, or otherwise, you can decide.
Learn how to make this delicious, crowd-pleasing tricolored scallop terrine with step-by-step photos and instructions. Also included: FAQs about scallops.
Learn how to incorporate superfood quinoa into your daily meals with these five easy, nutritious, and tasty recipes.
The fresh and citrusy flavors of ceviche are so easy to prepare. All seafood lovers should enjoy knowing more about this delicious palate pleaser!
Matzke Park provides delightful picnic and playing areas, sports fields, exercise stations, a short trail, a free speech area, and seasonal events in NW Houston. It bears the name of an honored teacher.
The amazing Cullen Sculpture Garden is on an acre of land between the Museum of Fine Arts and the Glassell School of Art in Houston, Texas. Admission is free!
This beautiful Houston neighborhood park contains some vintage playground equipment plus a totem pole birdhouse, setting it apart from the norm. See photos.
In addition to a fabulous Madeira sauce recipe, you'll learn a bit about the Madeira Islands and its wine.
Maxwell Park is only 13.9 acres situated along Cypress Creek in Cypress, Texas, in the Houston metro area. Moss-laden trees dot the landscape of this tucked-away park amid nearby homes. We happened upon the cutest scene, and you can view it here.
If seeking a hill of any size in Houston for some cross-training or just plain fun, Spotts Park is the place to be. Learn about the other amenities found there.
Juliette Gordon Low was the founder of the Girl Scouts in the United States. See photos of her birthplace in Savannah, Georgia, and learn about her influence on scouting and her legacy.
Fourteen acres of land comprise the Katy Dog Park in Katy, TX. Shade trees, wide-open grassy areas, a pool for canines, and a walking path all add to the pleasure of spending time there.
This quick and easy stovetop omelet is so flavorful! Also, learn a bit about the making of feta cheese and what gives it that tangy flavor.
See photos and videos of this oldest operating farmer's market in the US. View fresh fruits, veggies, and flying fish. Entertainment, restaurants, etc., are here to enjoy.
You can make a spectacular tasting green peppercorn sauce by reading this recipe. Learn about the differences between the different colors of peppercorns derived from the same plant and how it is grown, plus health benefits. The history of the spice trade is also fascinating.
Learn about the many accomplishments of General Vallejo during a pivotal time in history. It ranges from Spanish control of land in California to Mexican, the Republic of California, and ultimately, U.S. statehood. He had roles in each of these parts of California history.
Learn much about the Spanish, then Mexican, expansion of influence in California through mission settlements. San Francisco Solano was the last of these missions, named after a saint.
If you enjoy fall-off-the-bone-tender, succulent, flavor-filled beef short ribs, then this is the recipe for you! Enjoy it with your favorite full-bodied red wine.
Excellent tasting wines are grown in this beautiful wine region and appellation north of San Francisco. Pictures and videos are on view here.
If you like smoked fish, you'll love this hors d'oeuvre recipe. Perfect for entertaining guests. Serving suggestions included.
Part of the San Antonio Missions National Historical Park, Mission San Juan Capistrano is known for its bell tower. Part of it is in ruins. See photos and videos.
See the whimsical Dillidiidae sculptures created by Sharon Engelstein. Armadillidiidae, commonly known as roly-poly bugs, inspired these unique creations! Learn more about these isopods and the artist here.
This flavorful dressing with zucchini is so creamy it does not need a gravy. Enjoy it as a side dish with many types of meals.
My husband came up with this delicious pork ribs, red wine, and mushrooms recipe. The flavors are fantastic! Use a wine you would also want to drink to accompany the meal.
The fictional story below is my answer to a photo challenge issued by one of our favorite writers on HubPages. It also portrays exaggerated disparities in consumerism in America today.
If you wish to eat a moist and succulent Italian-inspired chicken dish with a flavorful tomato-based sauce, you have come to the right place. Read the easy instructions and see step-by-step photos.
This delicious vintage pumpkin icebox pie recipe is one that I found in my mother's old recipe box. The recipe card is yellowed with age and dates back many decades. I am happy to be able to share it here with you!
When I found this rosy apple cake in my mother's recipe box, it tickled my curiosity. It was in my grandmother's handwriting on some old motel stationery! I had to make it, and I am glad that I did.
This chocolate mayonnaise cake is quick and easy to make with a few pantry ingredients. If you enjoy eating a moist cake that does not need frosting, then this is the cake for you!
The 100 Acre Wood Preserve in Houston offers hikers and mountain bikers a place of natural beauty that includes wetlands, forests, and some open prairie.
Using a basic soufflé recipe, my husband and I tweaked this one using spinach and goat cheese for the savory flavor components. It turned out great.
The Orange Show Foundation is an homage to the imagination and creativity of Jeff McKissack. Built on Houston's east side, you must see this to believe it!
Do you remember those first television sets and specifically the test patterns first televised before any other programming? These are some of my baby boomer memories.
When you are short on time but wish to enjoy a delicious meal, you can make this pesto shrimp linguine recipe in 30 minutes or less if you buy already shelled shrimp, ready-made pesto, and start heating your water on the stove.
Learn how to make this easy baked spinach Parmesan soufflé with step-by-step photos and instructions.
If you are looking to make a tasty pizza crust using spaghetti squash, look no further! Inspiration for this recipe comes from watching Katie Lee on television.
Learn about huisache trees and shrubs, both the good and bad. It is spectacularly beautiful when in bloom and has had many uses over the years.
This meatballs and spaghetti sauce recipe is one that my husband likes to make occasionally. It is delicious, and the aroma in our home is fantastic as it simmers on the stove.
Make this crowd-pleasingly delicious scalloped potato dish with easy instructions and step-by-step photos. You can easily adjust the recipe to suit your taste preferences.
St. Matthew Lutheran Church, located in Houston's Museum District, became the focus for one of my linocuts. See photos of the church to see what inspired me.
If you are ever in Moline, Illinois, and would like to learn about the farming history and view modern-day equipment plus antique items, visit the John Deer Pavilion. What John Deere started is fantastic, and now is used worldwide. Admission is free!
My flavorful Marsala sauce recipe makes a delicious topping for chicken, pork, beef, or even mixed with pasta and used as a main dish.
My talented husband created this version of a healthier eggplant Parmesan recipe. It is easily and quickly prepared and has fantastic flavors! Try it once, and I am sure it will become a favorite recipe of yours, too.
If you enjoy eating tilapia fish and would appreciate a quick and easy recipe that mimics the fanciest restaurant preparation, you have come to the right place. This recipe hits all the right notes when it comes to delicious flavors!
This recipe is perfect for using up turkey leftovers. It's also really easy to substitute chicken or other ingredients. Enjoy!
This satisfying creamy green enchilada casserole is on our list of favorite tried and true recipes. It is simple to prepare and will satisfy vegetarians and meat lovers alike with a few simple tweaks. The canned green chiles give it a Southwestern flavor that is sure to please.
The rich flavors of Italian-inspired ingredients meld together perfectly when slowly simmered on the stovetop, providing a flavorful sauce for plates of pasta or polenta.
Louis L'Amour has us experiencing life in the 12th century in this captivating, page-turning tale of historical fiction that takes place in Europe and the Middle East—told through the fearless and daring adventures of our main character, Mathurin Kerbouchard.
Making a frittata using ingredients on hand makes a delicious meal that is quick, easy, and delicious. Read how mine came together in just a few minutes of cooking time.
This cold tuna macaroni salad is so easy to make, and it's very satisfying, too. You can easily adjust the ingredients and even the amounts. Use this recipe as a guide.
Sam Cayhall is a member of the KKK and is found guilty of a heinous crime. His grandson becomes his lawyer and attempts to overturn his death penalty conviction. This compelling book takes you down a mesmerizing path filled with characters and details you will not soon forget.
This temporary nine-month-long art exhibit is the seventh annual one featuring eight pieces of unique sculptural designs by noted Texas artists. See photos and learn about the artists here.
Charles Criner, artist-in-residence at Houston's Printing Museum, creates beautiful original artwork, educates people about creating lithographs, and shares wisdom and experience from his personal life. Learn his story here.
Well-known philanthropists Gus and Lyndall Wortham have a park and a fountain bearing their name in two distinct areas of Houston. See what makes each unique and special, and learn some Houston history.
The elegant and richly furnished Pittock Mansion, now a historic house museum, sits up high on a hill overlooking Portland, Mount Hood, and the Cascade mountains. See photos and videos.
In addition to three community parks, the Willow Fork Drainage District in Katy, TX, maintains many miles of channels as well as interconnecting trails. See photos and learn about the parks here.
The ruins of Casa Grande National Monument date back centuries. Located in the Sonoran desert of Arizona, the massive "big house" and other structures were abandoned in 1450. Learn about it here.
Thanks to the Rosenberg Arts Alliance, local artists have painted a number of outdoor benches in the historic downtown area.
The Lee and Joe Jamail Skatepark is one of the largest of such parks in all of Texas. If you are a skateboarder, you will definitely wish to see this fantastic place near Houston.
This Houston gallery features modernist artists from the 1900s to the present day.
The Plant It Forward Farm is a non-profit charity. Buying fresh locally grown produce supports deserving refugee farming families in the Houston area.
Learn about the countless things that make living in Houston or visiting this large metropolitan city worthwhile. We have an abundance of things to see and do here!
Houston's West 11th Street Park is a 20-acre urban oasis for wildlife in a heavily forested area consisting of native trees and a lawn area. It's a birder's paradise.
The service dog memorial in Houston honors two individual dogs, among others. One served in Afghanistan & the other after the 9/11 attack in NYC, hurricanes, etc.
Bear Creek Park is a vast multiuse park in Harris County, TX. Amenities include trails, sports fields, picnic areas, playgrounds, etc. Flood update changes.
Phoenicia Specialty Foods, located in Houston, Texas, carries food products from 50+ countries. At the Westheimer location, fresh pita bread rolls off of a conveyer belt in the store.
Learn about the Gothic-designed St. Patrick Church in Galveston, plus additional information about Saint Patrick and his link to the country of Ireland.
The Katy Contemporary Art Museum in Katy was the 1st of its kind in Fort Bend County. See photos here. Currently closed, the hope is to build a new museum.
See many photos of the 2001 "Cow Parade" fundraising event in Houston, TX. It was a fun way to benefit Texas Children's Hospital. Some of them remain here.
For the freshest herbs and spices, I go at Penzeys, a Wisconsin-based shop with locations in 30 states in the U.S. If you are not in one of the states in which they operate, check out their catalog sales.
The old location of Las Alamedas Mexican restaurant in Houston has closed. Luckily, a new location has opened in Katy, Texas, where the tradition of serving delicious Mexican food in a pretty setting continues.
See a fantastic array of beautifully handcrafted hearses at the National Museum of Funeral History in Houston, from the 1800s to ones carrying Presidents, etc.
At a former Katy, Texas, attraction, visitors could see photos of Emperor Qin's 6,000 terra cotta army, a replica of the Forbidden City, and other related artifacts.
The Fallen Warriors Memorial in northwest Houston is poignant. Inscribed are names of Texans who have given their lives to protect and safeguard America.
Learn about the "Storm of the Century" in the year 1900, and how it affected beautiful structures like this chapel and others in Galveston, Texas.
My hubby and I attended the 7th annual car show at Towne Lake in Cypress, Texas, in Feb. of 2016. We had a wonderful time. See photos of this free event.
Maine-ly Sandwiches is a successful chain of restaurants that has several locations in Houston. See photos and read about my experience dining there.
View spectacular stained glass windows & icons inside of this beautiful 100-year-old Catholic church in Houston while listening to inspiring free concerts.
Here is some information about the Texas Wildlife Rehabilitation Coalition in Houston and how we have utilized their services. Photos and videos included.
A fantastic and informative museum shows vintage farming equipment and artifacts dating back to Katy, Texas, from pioneer times up to modern times. Admission is free!
If you are looking for zany but inspired folk art to view, plus enjoy an outdoor park space, Smither Park in Houston is a must-visit location!
The exterior of this stainless-steel parallelogram building is impressive. What is inside our Contemporary Arts Museum Houston can be even more so!
The Rothko Chapel on the Menil campus in Houston, Texas, is a place of quiet reflection. It is also solely dedicated to showcasing the art of Mark Rothko.
The Torchy's Tacos chain originated with the expertise of Chef Michael Rypka in Austin, Texas. There are now many locations in Texas and in several other states, as well.
We are lucky to have this wondrous nature sanctuary in the heart of Houston. One seems far removed from the hustle and bustle when walking in this natural habitat.
In The Garden located in Spring Branch, Texas, is an inviting garden nursery plus an eclectic gathering of unique items to decorate one's home and garden.
AG Antiques on West 19th Street in the Houston Heights is a large store that is air-conditioned with a wide variety of items for sale. It is a friendly environment for shoppers.
Mary Jo Peckham Park in Katy, TX attracts many birds to its environs. Walk the trail, picnic, fish, or enjoy the community center. Something for everyone!
The Houston Auto Show 2018 was a fun event at the NRG Center. Collectible & antique cars, as well as the latest ones, were on display. See pics and videos.
See this top-notch state of the art new animal shelter in Houston, Texas. Citizens for Animal Protection gets the highest rating from Charity Navigator.
Learn about the theft of 13th-century Byzantine frescoes, the ransom paid, the restoration, the display, and finally, the repatriation of them to Cyprus.
For Greek festival annual fun in west Houston, head on over to St. Basil the Great Greek Orthodox Church each May for four days of good Greek food, dancing, etc.
This city park achieves water preservation & flood control measures while providing people with great views, pavilions, water, bird watching, trails & more.
The Vogelsang Building is a landmark in downtown Rosenberg. It is a multi-use establishment where people can shop, dine, enjoy a live show, and drink wine.
Enjoy a warm atmosphere at Brio Tuscan Grille in Houston's City Centre. Whether eating brunch, lunch, or dinner, the excellent food and ambiance is sure to please.
The 12-acre Discovery Green Park in downtown Houston offers many amenities. Included are a lake, restaurants, art, gardens, playground, entertainment, etc.
The six-acre Mason Road Park in Katy, Texas, has a gazebo, trellis, picnic tables, BBQ pits, and a paved trail that runs along a drainage ditch.
Here's what the annual haunted house exhibit looks like at the National Museum of Funeral History in Houston, Texas. Around Halloween, the museum opens its haunted house exhibit. It's spooky fun!
Learn how to grow plant species that do well in our climate at Mercer Arboretum and Botanic Gardens. It is a spectacular 325-acre garden. Free admission!
The North China restaurant in West Houston offers Mandarin-style Chinese food in a beautiful setting. See photos of the interior plus some food shots here.
A surprising discovery of WWII memorabilia is in the West Houston Airport Museum. Commemorative Air Force events are also held at the airport on occasion. See photos here.
Are you a bird watcher? Do you like wooded areas and ponds? Kleb Woods Nature Preserve is a 132-acre beauty with a nature center, trails, picnic areas, etc.
"Obstacle Art Path" is the 5th annual curated sculpture show located on Heights Boulevard in Houston. It is always fun to see what the artists create.
One of the most photographed places in Houston is the Williams Water Wall near the Galleria Shopping Mall. Wedding photos & more are taken there.
Cornelius Nursery in Houston is worth visiting all year long. Still, at Christmastime, the sights, sounds, and smells of the season make it a fantasyland!
This Katy, Texas park may be small, but Thomas Park is the exact spot where three counties meet. See photos and read about the amenities here.
A charming little pocket park in the heart of Katy, TX. The historic M-K-T railroad depot and caboose are located at this small but impressive museum/visitor center.
The Path of Tea, a tea shop in Houston, offers a tranquil environment in which to enjoy organically raised teas from around the world. A fantastic variety is available!
Cypress Top Historic Park is a small urban park consisting of a homestead, Humble Gas Station, General Merchandise Store and more, all on just 2.4 acres.
True North 2019 is the title of the 6th annual sculpture show by 8 well-known artists displayed on Heights Boulevard in Houston, Texas. See photos here.
See photos taken before Hurricane Harvey severely damaged the Cenacle Retreat House located in Houston. The Cenacle Sisters hope to rebuild.
The former home of the mounted patrol, Wiess Park consists of 16 acres & is the home of the Houston parks board. It has a short trail, a butterfly garden, etc.
Meet 85-year-old artist Ken Pridgeon, Sr. at the Fallen Warriors Memorial Gallery in Houston. He paints images of Texans who died in service to their country.
The 8th Wonder Brewery is a family-friendly place located in the EaDo district of Houston. Craft beers, food trucks, amazing sculptures, picnic areas, and more add to the fun.
Scott Tarbox has painted one side of the Greenleaf Wholesale Florist building in downtown Houston. See other colorful murals on this downtown establishment.
The Chapel of St. Basil is an architectural marvel designed by architect Philip Johnson in 1997 located on the University of St.Thomas campus in Houston.
See photos of a beautiful tiered fountain in downtown Houston graciously donated by wealthy civic leaders Bob and Vivian Smith. Learn a bit about their philanthropy here.
The 165-acre Cypress Park is a beauty! Playground & exercise equipment, as well as a trail around a lake area where fishing is allowed, provides recreation.
The annual Creekfest in Spring, TX has chalk art, live entertainment, food trucks, petting zoo, an outdoor walk/run, face painting, canoeing, & so much more
Red Queen's Attic is a large family-owned antiques and collectibles store in downtown Rosenberg, TX. The wide aisles and artful displays enable fun shopping.
The exterior of the Cecil's Pub and adjacent PJ's Sports Bar, as well as the fencing around it, are covered with dazzling graffiti murals by well-known artists.
On a church grounds parking lot, this farmers market is set up every Saturday in Katy, Texas, rain or shine. Vendors have much to sell as well as sample.
The Carolyn H Wolff Park in Houston contains one champion and six notable trees. Many others grace this beautiful reserve set aside for nature lovers.
Cypress Creek runs through the historic 111-acre Telge Park. A children's playground, restrooms, and a trail are in the wooded park. Learn about the history of this area here.
The Tim Bailey sculpture titled "Shady Grove" in Houston's Eleanor Tinsley Park holds meaning for victims of crime. It is one of several notable sculptures in this park.
Learn about Bayou Bend Gardens, the Azalea Trail, the Hogg Family, Miss Ima Hogg, and her contribution to the Museum of Fine Arts Houston, legacy and more.
Enjoy this year-round environment with tropical plants, waterfalls & butterflies. These beautiful insects fly freely throughout this lovely space in the Houston Museum of Natural Science.
McClendon Park packs much into its 22.8 acres. Exercise, play, education, and more are here in this beautifully designed Harris County park. See photos.
The charming Bellaire City Library in Bellaire, Texas, has been operational since 1951. It is small but offers many amenities for children and adults.
The "Monument au Fantôme" by Jean Dubuffet in Discovery Green Park, located in downtown Houston adds much to the public art scene in our art-loving city.
The Oriental Garden Chinese restaurant in Spring, TX, offers excellent food and good service. It boasts an attractive décor, complete with comfortable armchairs for diners.
Beautiful Bane Park has many amenities, including covered picnic areas, two lighted ball fields, trails for hiking, playgrounds, fishing, wildlife, and more.
Marmion Park on Heights Boulevard in Houston sits on the land where a home of Dr. Denton Cooley's grandfather once stood. A perfect wedding photo place!
If you like to see model trains including seasonal displays, visit the Memorial City Mall in Houston. The Houston Tinplate Operators Society operates them.
Learn about the artist Dean Ruck and view his "Ourglass" piece of art on display in the "True North" sculpture exhibit in Houston.
El Canton Firewood Pizzeria, located in Katy, TX, has a wood-fired pizza oven brought here from Guadalajara, Mexico. Enjoy custom pizzas and tasty food in a casual setting.
Lost Creek Park interconnects with another park in Sugar Land, Texas. Amenities include a pump track, soccer fields, meeting rooms, and playground equipment.
The Millie Bush Bark Park is the 1st dog park in Harris County on the western side of Houston. It has expansive grounds & amenities for both large & small dogs.
The Bayou City Art Festival happens twice a year in Houston. Not only does it feature juried artists, but proceeds from the festival go to local nonprofits.
Art Trek was the 4th annual sculpture show on Heights Boulevard in Houston. See images of the sculptures and learn about the artists.
Ray Miller Park in west Houston honors the creator and host of "The Eyes of Texas." It is a small but beautiful park with many different amenities.
Hoodadak, located in Katy, Texas, offers Korean-styled chicken and more in a casual atmosphere. We are now fans of bulgogi and had never even heard of it before.
Freedom Park in Katy, TX, has a baseball complex, a Memorial Tower dedicated to our armed forces plus people who lost their lives on Sept. 11th, and a trail.
Houston's historic Washington Cemetery was originally a German Cemetery. It has many beautiful gravestones, some of which date back to the 1800s.
The Katy Veterans Memorial Museum has a fantastic collection of maps, uniforms, artifacts, etc., covering all wars in which the U.S. has participated.
Bistecca Italian Steakhouse in Houston is located in a sleek modern building accented with contemporary art. The food is delicious in this upscale restaurant, and their service matches it.
Shady Lane Park teaches people about the importance of bayous in the Houston area. It has nature-inspired playground equipment, a splash pad, a community center, and more.
The Houston Heights Neighborhood Library is aesthetically pleasing, was built in the 1920s, and is a part of the Houston Library System.
Another Time Soda Fountain, located in Rosenberg, Texas, will transport you back to the days when pharmacists often owned their own pharmacies—featuring lunch counters and other amenities, as well.
Chong Hua Sheng Mu Holy Palace, with its golden geodesic dome, is a Houston oddity. Although designated a non-profit entity, the construction ceased. Learn why here.
Located in Cypress, TX, the 58-acre Little Cypress Creek Preserve is a rustic nature reserve amid surrounding subdivisions. Birders like this place!
Open The Door was a collaborative art project between French artists and those from Texas, displayed in 19 locations throughout the Houston area.
The Rosenberg Railroad Museum is fantastic! Watch moving trains pass, picnic on the grounds, and see an 1879 rail car, 1972 caboose, Tower 17, and more.
Aerosol Warfare is the name of a group of artists originated by Gonzo247, a local and internationally known graffiti artist who creates exceptional murals, etc.
The pretty 6.5-acre Paseo Park is on the wide esplanade of Bellaire Boulevard in Bellaire, TX. It has a streetcar, art, clock, war memorial, and historical markers.
The Houston Heights WWII Memorial honors all those from the Heights who served their country, both living and dead, during that war. It is a beauty!
The "Texas Legacy" sculpture is one of many beautiful Western sculptures near Carruth Plaza, the Astrodome and NRG Stadium in Houston. See photos here.
Houston's Rio Ranch Restaurant has a decor that is inspired by Texas Hill Country. A recognized chef prepares delicious food, and the waitstaff is friendly and efficient.
View the delightful, eye-catching murals that have been painted on the side of the Houston hair salon called Roots the Salon, located in the Montrose area.
Located in western Houston, Congressman Bill Archer Park is a popular dog park for both large and small canines. A small skate park is also located there.
The collection of Fantasy Coffins at the National Museum of Funeral History in Houston shows how the Ga people from Ghana choose to honor & bury their deceased.
Enjoy seasonal activities like Mardi Gras in Galveston, or hit the beaches, visit museums and historic houses, eat fresh seafood, take cruises, and more!
Sapore Ristorante Italiano in Katy, Texas, offers good food and excellent service in a charming setting. This Italian restaurant would be an attractive date night locale.
The Trail of Art on Heights Boulevard in Houston, Texas features a number of breathtaking sculptures from a variety of visual artists. See photos of the sculptures here and learn about the artists that create them.
Primavera is an annual springtime event in the Houston Galleria mall. Landscaping companies set up displays all throughout the mall and bring the wonders of outdoors inside.
The Cellar Door restaurant in Katy, Texas, has a winery vibe. A cave-like interior matched with good food and wine offerings makes this a treat to patronize.
Mandell Park is one of the many Urban Harvest community gardens in Houston located in the Montrose area. Community involvement has beautified this spot.
Hermann Park is filled to the brim with attractions, including golf, an outdoor theater, museum, zoo, lake, Japanese garden, miniature railroad, playgrounds, and so much more.
The Eastside Farmer's Market is held each Saturday from 8 AM to noon. In addition to fresh produce, there are flowers, food trucks, entertainment and more.
Once a month, there is a free miniature-train ride for everyone to experience in Zube Park located in Hockley, TX. See soccer fields and other amenities.
See many murals, such as those from Beans Barton, Ruben Rojas, and others that add color and excitement to the Houston Heights neighborhood of Houston in this post.
Sign up for a free boat tour of the Houston Ship Channel. Learn about one of the busiest ports in the nation. Ships come from all parts of the world.
The Seabourne Creek Nature Park in Rosenberg, Texas, consists of 164 acres of open prairie, lake, wetlands, and bird sanctuary. It is educational and amazing!
The Teo Chew Temple is a Vietnamese Buddhist Temple located in southwest Houston. The Teochew people who came here from Vietnam operate this sanctuary.
One item that makes Evelyn's Park in Bellaire, TX, unique is the fantastic sculpture of Alice in Wonderland and the Mad Hatter Tea Party.