Wednesday, October 2, 2019

It's Fall..A beautiful time to be outdoors!

At last we are approaching cooler weather, seeing changes in our trees and landscapes and a great opportunity to enjoy some of the activities with our children. 

Here are just a few suggestions for spending some great family time together. 

Jesse Jones Park located just north of the Bush Airport has numerous events planned for the fall.  Go to the web site at:
to get information on dates and events.  All activities are free, the park has picnic areas, a great playground and miles of trails for hiking.
Check out the Pioneer is a fun filled day in November with a model pioneer village and interactive demonstrations of cooking, gardening, blacksmith skills, churning butter, pumping water, washing cloths on a washboard,  The volunteers are dressed in period costumes and pioneer games are available to play.
Native American Heritage day gives an opportunity to take part in living history.  Hear stories, see traditional dancing and demonstrations in the Okokisa-Ishtak Village in the park.

If you haven't visited our local jewel, Hermann Park lately, fall is a great time for a new adventure.  Of course the zoo is always fun, but there is so much more.  Hiking trails, the paddle boats on the lake, gardens and of course, the train are all waiting.  Take a few minutes and plan an outing.

Galveston Island State Park
Just a short trip down I45 and a day of beach, sun, sand and picnicking waits your family.  For a small fee the day is yours.  Grills and covered picnic tables are just steps from the beach and on the bay side of the park miles of trails and lots of beautiful birds will entertain you for hours. 

On the east end of Galveston Island there are miles of beaches, great fishing and the Galveston/Bolivar ferry.  This free ferry ride goes to Bolivar Peninsula.  You can park your car and walk onto the ferry for a round trip ride, or take your car aboard and explore the peninsula.  Dolphins play alongside the ferries and gulls swoop down to catch bits of bread from the passengers.  Great fun!

Brazos Bend State Park
Screened in shelters and campsites are available if you would like to spend a few days with nature at its best.  The George Observatory located in the park gives a stunning view of the night sky.  More information is on the above web site.  Hiking, fishing and alligator watching provide thrills and picnic areas and grills are ready when you are hungry. 

Happy Fall!