Thursday, May 9, 2013

This 'N That Thursday is Here Again...

This 'N That Thursday is here again so a big thanks to 2 Brown Dawgs for hosting today's Blog Hop!

This week I've had a lot more free time than I typically have, so last Friday after work and then the whole day on Saturday, Max and I crammed as more as humanly and pupily possible into our time together...Friday after work I told ya about visiting Mary Jo Peckham Park (cool little clip I found on YouTube) in Katy, Texas they also have Cormorants there too.  Then it was off to the City of Katy Dog Park where Max was informed some terribly misguided pawrents, thought Max was SMALL...what nerve!
Saturday morning we were up and at 'em early! Our first stop was the Butterfly Area of Bear Creek Park in Houston but Max was not impressed!





This was about the only thing Max had an interest in ...the treats inside the little well there!
Then we took some back roads to get to our next destination and this is what we saw along the road...


Ironically, the next stop was the Williams Water wall. In all the years I've lived here, it's ALWAYS been on and pretty to see....but...wasn't our day I guess, as it was closed for maintenance! It was first flowing in 1985 and was built for the high rise office bldg. beside it and is 64 feet tall to symbolize the 64 stories in the building. There are also 118 Texas Live Oaks nearby. You can Click Here! to see a YouTube video I found that seems to show it pretty well when it IS working, but only HERE on Max's blog will you see it NOT working! Ha!

Glad Ma knows the back roads in Houston or we could have been stuck in that!

The Texas Live Oaks by the Williams Water wall
Only yours truly would post a photo of the CLOSED for Maintenance Williams Water wall!!!

Asta La Vista Baby! We are outta here!
Then we were off to Hermann Park in Houston to walk around and enjoy our day!

One of my favorite streets in Houston! Sunset Blvd. - I love the way the trees create this canopy! Still driving...
Love this tiny park-beautiful trees!!!  I used to take my kids here to eat lunch on our way or way home from the zoo....almost there now!

Hermann Park (near the entrance to the zoo)
Hard to see how large of an area this is but it's nice to walk around here

I have a thing for bridges! :) 
Max was fascinated by the two older men and their remote control cars but was careful to keep a safe distance! (They thought it was a riot how he'd get up close and then run away just as quick...repeatedly!)
Max loves bridges too...especially if there are treats in the water!
What's a trip to the park without riding the train?! (No pets allowed.....if they see them :))

Ma, this is the best bridge yet...I get a real close view!
I am now the official Hermann Park Welcoming Committee!
But we know you're tired by now of looking at all our bazillion photos so we'll show ya the Japanese Gardens there tomorrow :).  Hey, don't forget tomorrow is also  Sugar the Golden Retriever's (This Moment) See Beautiful Blog Hop!!

Have a beautiful today of This 'N That!!

Thanks to 2 Brown Dawgs for hosting today's Blog Hop of This 'N That Thursday!!!


38 comments:

  1. You take such awesome pictures of your adventures!! Makes me feel like we were along for the ride as well. Bummer about the water wall, still looked neat even not working.

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    1. I try to get out with Max every chance we get for sure! Thanks for stopping by!:)

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  2. Great adventure, lovely photos thanks for sharing.

    I'm looking forward to tomorrow, Dad likes his Japanese gardens.

    Sheba.

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    1. I love Japanese gardens too! The one in San Antonio, Texas is really nice too!

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  3. What a totally awesome adventure. Love the butterfly park - we have one too but they are busy replanting it at the moment.

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    1. There's a really nice one in the Museum here but no pups allowed there :(

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  4. You have some great parks Max and they all look different. We'd probably not be interested in the butterfly park either. Pity about the water wall being closed. Looking forward to the Japanese garden tomorrow. Have a terrific Thursday.
    Best wishes Molly

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    1. Molly you would totally have a blast at Hermann Park and in the Japanese Garden and the peeps would love ya!

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  5. Thanks so much for participating in TNT! You have such beautiful parks there. Love the flower pictures and of course the pictures of Max.

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    1. Aw, thanks! We LOVED the pixs of Storms babies and Storm as a baby! That was sooooo cute!!

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  6. Thanks for sharing this wonderful places with me, Max. I like your waterwall (even closed)and this fabulous parks... hmm... no pets allowed on the train...if they see them... oh I think I understand. Have a great thursday!

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    1. Gotta live on the edge right Easy??:)

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  7. Oh wow, you had some really nice outings there. Glad you didn't get stuck in that traffic too!

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    1. Yuck, I hate traffic so we avoid it at all costs...would rather have a little longer but more scenic drive than sit and stare at cars!

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  8. Wow, I had no idea Houston had so many pretty parks nearby. Thanks for being a great tour guide.

    And even if Max wasn't impressed by the butterfly garden, I found your pictures beautiful.

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    1. Houston and the surrounding areas have a ton of parks but in the summer it sure does get hot! Too hot for me!!

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  9. We felt like we were right beside you in all those pictures enjoying your parks...you sure have some beautiful ones for sure!!! Max always looks so happy!! We thought it was funny that grown men were playing with the truck....sounds like our dad.
    stella rose

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    1. Oh, those men were having a blast! I found it funny that there were no kiddos in site...just two older guys having a blast!

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  10. I am NEVER tired of looking at your photos! You have the BEST adventures!!! I want to hire you to take photos for ME!!! lol
    xoxoxoxo

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    1. Aw, that's so kind of you to say!! I just love taking photos and can't stand being in the house!! :)

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  11. Great pictures!! What fun stuff to see.

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    1. Thanks Roxy but I sure wish we had stuff around us like you guys do!!

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  12. We love pics of Max, but right now we sure enjoy the flowers and summery shots since it is still all brown here in MN.

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    1. Well Emma always makes the best of any weather conditions! We love all her cute poses!! Wish I could get Max to do a fraction of the things Emma does!! She is a doll baby!

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  13. Looks like it was a gorgeous day!

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    1. Ok, still dying to hear about the possums! You just have to tell me!!

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  14. What a pretty place. Love the photos of the trees overhanging the road, so beautiful!
    BTW, we are blogging about your mini-me on Monday.
    Dip Bridge and Elliot x

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    1. Oh boy, Max is excited now! He already thinks he's a star! I told him Mini-Me is like a stunt double! :) We love Mini-Max!

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  15. Great Park adventure! So sorry your water wall was closed. I'm afraid of those little motorized cars, you were braver than me!

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    1. Not you Ryker? I couldn't imagine you being scared of anything! Especially after seeing you in that snow!

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  16. Holy cow, Max that was a huge day for you dude!! :-D Looks like an awesome time though! I didn't know that Houston had so many parks and pretty places to visit! :-D Thanks for showing all those places off! I love your King of the Rock photo, but I think that you need a Welcoming Committee badge! ;-)

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    1. I think I need one too! Ma? MA...MA!!!!!! Call the people and tell 'em Goose SAID!!! I wanna a badge Ma!!!

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  17. Wow, Max - you have such great parks by you! And your mom takes great pics! Thanks for sharing the park and the cool wall (looks very cool in the video) with us!

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    1. Rita, it's like a gianormous doggie fountain! You'd really like it!!

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  18. Max! That was a great two days...You and mom went so many places and had so much fun...i love being able to see the water wall both off and on...That actually was very kewl...all the paths you took were shady and pretty and I could tell you had a super time...Thanks for sharing!

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    1. You and the rest of our bloggerville buddies got Max and I moving so thanks to YOU!

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  19. Wow more great photos! I like the butterfly garden. We have a butterfly house here at our house with all kinds of butterflies in it.

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  20. Thank you for the beautiful tour!! What fun to see all of those places.

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