On a summer day while looking for a place to go and get home in one day we decided to drive to Washington on the Brazos. We haven’t been there is many years. It turned out to be the same quiet state park we remembered from years before. Located in the western edge of east Texas it’s an easy drive from Houston.
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.
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.
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.
A wonderful weekend of dining and touring the waterways in beautiful downtown San Antonio Texas.
Views from our balcony at the Hilton
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.