August at Blue Bell

The tasty treat

Tuesday, August 18, 2020 is the usual hot summer day in Texas. You can count on a pleasant drive in the country and refreshing ice cream from the Blue Bell Creamery in Brenham.

The Blue Bell Truck
Unusually quiet entry to the creamery due to the distance requirements of the times
A wall of Ice Cream
Lots of history to share about the creamery

Saturday in Houston – September 2019

Today, Saturday, September 14, 2019, we were searching for a way to spend a hot day without spending a lot of money. I remembered the TV travel logs about the Cistern of Houston. This water storage cave was used many years ago during the development of Houston as it grew and the needs for clean water became important. Get that….clean water… important.
Anyway, what remains today is a spectacle of wonder to behold for us. This cool cement room with a floor of water and pillars rising from floor to ceiling leaves us with a whole new appreciation. Our tour guide shared her knowledge of how Houston became more sophisticated to provide water for the growing city.

The location is surrounding by Bayou Place Park. The greenbelt park surrounds Allen Parkway and Memorial Drive with a wonderful running and walking trail, restaurants, bike rental, skateboarding and peaceful places to rest and admire the city.

From the roof a the modern pavilion covering the entry to the Cistern, the cool breeze, shade from the summer heat, and comfortable folding chairs to position to the perfect spot for viewing of downtown Houston.

Saturday in the park – Houston – Saturday, September 2019
~ Legacy Arts Texas ~

Down in the cool darkness of what was the source of clean drinking water for the growing city of Houston, is the amazing architecture of the Buffalo Bayou Partnership City Cistern.

Huntsville Folk Festival – 2017

What a beautiful day to spend wandering around the park in Huntsville Texas enjoying the sights and sounds of the 2017 Folk Festival.

Sam Houston park in Downtown Huntsville features ponds and streams to escape the heat and relax to sweet sounds

Reenactments, Folk songs and Poets lend the day to a slower pace.

My ancestors’ daily work is a craft and pass-time for us now.