Galveston Tree Sculptures

Check the dozen or more tree sculptures on Galveston Island that were created from trees killed by hurricane Ike in 2008. For a complete list of the sculptures and their addresses go to

Learn About East Texas Critters at Lake Livingston

Explore the diversity of local mammals at Lake Livingston State Park Saturday, November 28 from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Rangers will provide information on animals ranging in size from mice to feral hogs, as well as original and replica skulls and furs. You will learn about reptiles and amphibians that live in East Texas. […]

Run the Turkey Dash on Thanksgiving Morning

Join the Katy Family YMCA for their 13th annual Katy Family YMCA Turkey Dash on Thanksgiving Day (Thursday, November 26). Whether you’re a veteran runner or participating in your first race, there is an event for you, including a 10K, 5K, 1 Mile Kids Race and 1 Mile Walk/Run. There is also the best post-race party […]

Fish Christmas Bay and Drum Bay

One of the best kayak fishing spots close to Houston is near Freeport in Christmas Bay and Drum Bay. The marshes are an ideal habitat for flounder and red fish and this time of year is good fishing. Head down the coast and find numerous areas to put in and start fishing.

Work off That Turkey With a Bike Barn Ride Saturday

Join Bike Barn Saturday for their weekly bike rides from 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. at the following locations: Atoscosita Bike Barn – the Bike Barn Atascosita for a beautiful ride around the south end of Lake Houston. The ride is geared toward the intermediate to advanced skill level riders 37 and 50 mile ride options. […]

Beautiful Day Photos

To help you get into this cool weather with beautiful outdoor photos see some below. If you have great photos send them to me.

Salt Cedar Sunday Volunteer Workday

Artist Boat and CITGO are proud to announce that we will be hosting a volunteer workday Sunday, November 22 from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Coastal Heritage Preserve! Volunteers will help Artist Boat staff and agency partners steward the land by managing the invasive salt cedar tree. The Coastal Heritage Preserve is a […]

Memorial Park Kayak Tour on Buffalo Bayou

The Memorial Park and River Oaks Kayak Tour is a fantastic tour for beginners and bird watchers. The tour is roughly 2.5 hours and stretches approximately 5.65 miles from Woodway Memorial Park to Lost Lake. The first tour starts at 9:00 a.m. You will navigate through the beautiful scenery and landscapes of Memorial Park toward […]

Family Hiking Group in Houston

Isn’t social media great? I was sent this message from the branch leader of a new group in Houston called Hike it Baby about local hikes that are held throughout the year on various trails. This is her post “I am one of the Houston branch leaders for the national organization, Hike it Baby. An […]