One can get away from what some may consider the urban jungle of Houston to find a tranquil and beautiful oasis just a few minutes away. The Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens was once a grand family estate of Ima Hogg from 1882 until 1975. The estate is now part of the Houston Museum of… Continue reading Visting Bayou Bend in Houston, Texas
Airplane Etiquette Sometimes the stress of travel can often lead to forgetting a few common travel etiquettes. Do you wish to have hundreds of people look to you as the enemy while in a long tube? I would think this would not be the case. Here are five common etiquettes to avoid violating during your… Continue reading Travel Etiquette: What Not To Do While Onboard.
Earth day is fast approaching and during each trip we see many animals. The little critters we come across can be someone's pet, a poor stray one, or an exotic creature that requires a second or third glance. The first photo is one of my favorites from our trip to Costa Rica. The bulging eyes… Continue reading Animals Across the Globe
Galveston Island, Texas Have you ever had the itch to travel and just booked something a couple of weeks or days in advance? We recently did this for a trip to the great state of Texas. The historic island of Galveston is where we spent three of our five day adventure. There are many opportunities… Continue reading Historic Galveston, Texas
The idiom 'here today, (and) gone tomorrow' is a reminder of the tragedy that unfolded in Paris yesterday. This rings true even with such centuries old icon places, that can be damaged in such a short period of time either by natural disaster or man-made events. In fact, many of the places one wishes to… Continue reading Reminding Us Why Recording of Our History Is Important.
Gloucester, Massachusetts & the Cape Ann Museum by Angelina & Mike Chute (2019, January 7) The holidays are over. Our roses are dormant, sound asleep for the next three months. This is the time when Angelina and I catch up on other things that we like to do, like frequent day-trips to somewhere — eclectic destinations that… Continue reading Gloucester, Massachusetts & the Cape Ann Museum by The Rose Journal
A recent trip to Houston and Galveston included a short drive to West Columbia to visit the Varner-Hogg Plantation State Historic Site. The site is now part of the Texas Historical Commission site and there is a connection to the old Three-hundred settlers. These settlers received land grants from Stephen E. Austin's first colony. An interesting fact… Continue reading A Visit to Varner-Hogg Plantation
Galveston Island, Texas Galveston Island has some wonderful historical sites including the Moody Mansion, the Bishop's Palace, St. Joseph Church, and of course, the Pleasure Pier just to name a few. I will be exploring each of these in upcoming posts. There is still more to learn about this wonderful island. Galveston Island has experienced its… Continue reading Oleander Hotel’s Past Better Left Forgotten or Should It?