Lovely Peckerwood Garden, located on 40 acres in Hempstead, Texas, is a conservatory for native Texas plants and rare species from northern Mexico and their Asian counterparts.
Admission will be reduced to $10 February 18-19; March 3-4; March 17-18; March 31- April 1; April 14-15; May 12-13; October 13-14; October 27-28; November 10-11, and no reservation is needed. Garden tours start at 1:00PM and 3:00PM.
They will also be holding the Peckerwood Garden Plant Sale featuring hard-to-find plants.
I have two trips planned: one to New York City (my birthplace) and one to Charleston , South Carolina (a place that I have always wanted to visit). I intend to go on many more!
My husband and I have decided to add traveling to our activity list as we are not getting any younger. There are many places we want to see, and it is a great opportunity to reconnect away from the daily hustle and bustle. Shaking up the routine is healthy!
I am always prepared, and here are some of my tried and true favorite luggage choices:
Brighton Large Cosmetic Case
This case is as elegant as it is useful. It is large enough to function as an overnight bag, yet small enough to carry by its double handles or crossbody. It is sturdy and gorgeous.
Did you know that Texas is home to three presidential libraries?
This is more than any other state in the United States!
Presidential libraries contain important historical documents and artifacts, as well as museums that sponsor educational programs.
For history buffs, like the members of my family, these are wonderful places to visit and learn.
George Bush Presidential Library and Museum
1000 George Bush Drive West
College Station, Texas. 77845 979-691-4000 http://bushlibrary.tamu.edu
A current special exhibit runs from September 1, 2011 to July 29, 2012, and is entitled “Headed to the White House.” It is an interactive exhibit that includes includes hands-on activities that explore the presidential election process from primaries through inauguration.
Lyndon B. Johnson Presidential Library and Museum
2313 Red River Street
Austin, Texas 78705 512-721-0169 http://www.lbjlibrary.org/
Beginning December 2011, the LBJ Library will be undergoing a major redesign that will culminate in a grand opening scheduled for December 2012. Its exhibits will incorporate new technology with interactive elements. Most of the present library, however, will remain open to the public during this redesign.
George W. Bush Presidential Library
1725 Lakepointe Drive
Lewisville, Texas 75057 972-353-0545 www.georgewbushlibrary.gov
Lewisville, Texas is the temporary location for the presidential library and is not open to the public.The permanent Presidential Center will be located on the campus of Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas and is expected to be dedicated and opened to the public in 2013.
2012 is a good year for the Houston hotel industry. Two Houston hotels were awarded this prestgious designation.
The AAA five diamond award with regard to lodgings is defined as, “The ultimate in luxury and sophistication. Physical attributes are extraordinary in every manner. Fundmental hallmarks include meticulous service that exceeds guest expectations, impeccable standards of excellence and personalized services and amenities that provide an unmatched level of comfort.”
If you have discriminating out of town guests, or require a get-away for yourself, these two venues guarantee you an exceptional experience:
Four Seasons Hotel
1300 Lamar Street
Houston, Texas 77010 713-650-1300
The St. Regis Houston
1919 Briar Oaks Lane
Houston, Texas. 77027 713-840-7600
Katy offers an extensive variety of activities geared toward seniors. This September’s calendar alone offers group walking, Bridge, piano lessons, Rummikubs, Dominoes, water aquatics, line dancing, Pinochle, an Astros game, Mah-jong, art and painting classes, crocheting, ceramics, jewelry making, a trip to Colorado, a trip to New Braunfels, Bunko, and Bingo. Wow! There is no time to get bored!
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