See you all next week!
This weekend, instead of heading out to enjoy Texas, we'll be moving! We're spending the summer in Cypress, TX, in preparation for moving to the College Station/Bryan area in August. Leaving Houston is a little sad for us, since we've had good year here, but we hope that living in the country will make it even easier for us to have adventures.
See you all next week!
We went to the Houston International Festival last weekend, which was fun but expensive. Food is sold on a ticket system, which only partially masks the fact that this plate of chicken on a stick and lo mein was about $12, the can of beer was $9, and the two samosas were $7.50.
Yesterday night after work I went to pick Caiti up from the airport. She was flying back from a business trip in Nashville. I had what I initially thought wasn't long enough to bother going home, but turned out to be enough time for me to a) develop some sympathy for the people who live near the runway (those jets are loud!), b) realize I didn't know who William P. Hobby was and look it up on my phone, and c) spot a pair of scissor-tailed flycatchers on the fence.
The Aircraft Viewing Area is off Monroe Rd, at the southeast corner of the airport. There's also a 1940 Air Terminal Museum on the airport grounds, though it closes at 5pm.
We find a lot of the cool places we go by accident, and Big Rocks Park was one of them. After three or four circles around the historic town square trying to find somewhere to get lunch, we drove out the other side of town to see if there was anything else. Just as we decided we were ready to turn around, we saw a stretch of the Paluxy River that we just had to stop and check out.
Are you guys tired of bluebonnets yet? If so, cover your eyes because we've got more of them coming. The wildflowers are spectacular this time of year, and we're finding them everywhere we go. The fields behind the campground at Dinosaur Valley State Park were no exception.
The campground at Dinosaur Valley State Park is everything we like: shady, with lots of trees to hang our hammock from and level space for our tent. The river runs right down the bluff from a few of the sites, but all have river access via a short trail (for photos of the river, see yesterday's post).
This campground was relatively quiet, but that may have been because we were there on a Monday night, and our immediate neighbors were three elderly couples, one of whom came over to our site with chocolate cake! You can't ask for better neighbors than that.
The dinosaur tracks are awesome, of course, but there's a lot more to love about Dinosaur Valley State Park. The Paluxy River, for example, is an excellent place to play in the water.