Exploring Buffalo Bayou Park
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Exploring Buffalo Bayou Park

On a beautiful Sunday morning, I headed out to explore one of Houston’s green spaces – Buffalo Bayou Park.  With miles of paved trails, it’s a popular walking, running, and biking spot.  I headed out early on this urban adventure to beat the heat and the crowds. Buffalo Bayou Park is a ten-mile stretch from … Continue reading

Going Batty
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Going Batty

Not every city can claim a bat colony, but Houston can.  At the Waugh Drive Bat Colony at sunset, a cloud of bats takes flight, almost nightly.  More than 250,000 Mexican free-tailed bats emerge from underneath the bridge at sunset for their nightly flight to feed on insects. Bet you didn’t know bats show up … Continue reading

Solo Saturday on Galveston Island
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Solo Saturday on Galveston Island

It takes about an hour to get to Galveston from Houston.  It’s an easy drive….as long as there’s no traffic.  You’ll pass NASA and quickly see the land turn into sea. It was my first weekend in Houston.  Early July and it was stifling, sticky hot.  It was one of those days when you are … Continue reading

Culinary Adventure In H-town
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Culinary Adventure In H-town

My friend Hope and I decided to go on a culinary adventure in Houston.  It was a Saturday splurge and the goal was to find interesting places to eat and drink. So off we went to start the day with brunch.  We headed over to the Heights since I’d already found a gem of a … Continue reading

Part of the Lone Star Hiking Trail
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Part of the Lone Star Hiking Trail

On a very warm, humid morning I hit the trail in Sam Houston National Forest. I covered about six miles on the Lone Star Hiking Trail (LSHT) and didn’t see a soul on the trail. I started out from the trailhead off FM 1375 and headed toward Stubblefield Campground.The trail was easy to navigate as … Continue reading