The beauty of living in a coastal community year around is the ability to enjoy a quiet walk along the beach. The weather during this most recent visit allowed for a warmer then usual day. I decided that a long walk along Carolina Beach on Pleasure Island was perfect to build up an appetite for… Continue reading A Quiet Walk….
National Museum of Funeral History
A chance drive by led to a visit to the National Museum of Funeral History. This museum is located on the north side of Houston just of I-45 at exit 64. The building itself doesn't stand out and you might just drive by it without giving the industrial-looking facade a second glance. Instead, consider paying… Continue reading National Museum of Funeral History
Visting Bayou Bend in Houston, Texas
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
Historic Galveston, Texas
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
A Visit to Varner-Hogg Plantation
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
Oleander Hotel’s Past Better Left Forgotten or Should It?
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?