Oregon, Travel

Lan Su Chinese Garden

A recent visit to Portland, Oregon gave me the opportunity to explore the Lan Su Chinese Garden. This little oasis in the small Chinatown district of  Portland gives you the opportunity to experience a tranquil, quiet, and beautiful environment behind the walls. In addition, you have the opportunity to learn how two cities, Portland and… Continue reading Lan Su Chinese Garden

Texas, Travel

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

Texas, Travel

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?

Palestine

Stars and Bucks Coffee, Bethlehem, Palestine

What is Stars and Bucks Cafe? This is little chain of coffee shops is not to be confused with the more popular and known  Seattle-based Starbucks chain.  You will only find Stars and Bucks Cafe in Palestine. There were two from what I could tell during my first into the West Bank. One in Bethlehem and the… Continue reading Stars and Bucks Coffee, Bethlehem, Palestine