On Saturday, we met some friends at the Houston Zoo for a fun morning. We had not been to the zoo for over a year, so everything was new for the three of us. Carina loved running around all of the exhibits, riding on the carousel (for the first time), and even petting a goat!
I know that as Carina gets older, she will enjoy seeing all of the animals even more. Our friends are zoo members, and that is an option that we will likely consider in the future. We were able to use my AAA card for $2 off of each admission ticket, and Carina was free. There are a lot of other ways to get a discount for admission, and even free days the first Tuesday of every month from 2 p.m. until closing. The zoo website has more info.
Zest in the West is a three-day event that celebrates food, beer and wine in west Houston. Zest in the West is in its fourth year of supporting the West Houston Leadership Institute and The Houston West Chamber of Commerce. The Grand Zesting hosts a live and silent auction to raise money for scholarships to the institute. The two day Zestival is an outdoor event for family and friends featuring Live Music, Food Trucks, Wine & Beer sampling, and a Kidz Zone.
Thursday, October 20, 2011
Hilton Houston Westchase
9999 Westheimer Road
Tickets are $45 for general admission and $75 for VIP entry.
Saturday, October 22, 2011
Sunday, October 23, 2011
The Great Indoors Front Lot
10496 Katy Freeway in Houston
Tickets are $15 for general admission and $35 for VIP entry.
Children 12 and under are free.
Parking is free in the surrounding Great Indoors parking lot.
For more information, go to www.zestinthewest.com or call (713) 557-5732.
South Texas Animal Adoption Resource (S.T.A.A.R.)
P.O. Box 6575
Katy, Texas 77491
Katy, Texas is no stranger to abandoned animals. S.T.A.A.R. is a no kill pet center that was founded in 1988 to save dogs and cats. Many pets are available for adoption from this facility. Their website contains a listing with photos of adoptable pets. If a pet in your home is not an option, you can still help by volunteering or donating to this shelter.