Thursday, July 09, 2009

Colorado Dreaming

Newsflash: It's hot in Houston.

Real hot. After a week of the idyllic weather conditions and scenic beauty (see the shot from Estes Park above) of Colorado, I'm back in the broiler called H-Town. Funny thing is that I lived in Colorado for more than 20 years, yet this was my first visit there where I basically acted like a tourist.

We spent time in Morrison for a friends wedding, went up to Estes Park, toured the Madhava honey facilities, played golf at the fantastic Meadows golf course at the base of the Rockies, and in general just had a lot of fun.

Of course I visited with friends and family as well, but the highlights of this trip were the things that we normally don't do when we visit. Which got me thinking about Houston.

We've had a lot of people visit us in the years we've been here and we always show them the touristy stuff, like the Space Center, Galveston Island, etc. What I'm wondering is if there are other "must see" attractions here in town that I should do or see. I mean, I'd hate to leave here one day, return as a visitor, and wonder why I never did that while living here.

So in that respect I pose the question to those of you living here now, who lived here at some point, or have visited this fine city: What belongs on the must see and do list for Houston? Please let me know your thoughts and I'm looking forward to hearing from you. In the meantime I think I'll go soak in a tub of ice and try to lower my dangerously high body temperature. You know, typical summer in Texas stuff.

While I'm at it I think I'll try to figure out how to make enough money to spend part of the year somewhere cooler, like Colorado. Any ideas?

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Saturday, July 04, 2009

Happy 4th of July!

Happy 4th of July from beautiful Morrison, CO!

The picture above is from the incomparable Red Rocks Amphitheater where my friend Steve and his lovely lady Wendy just tied the knot. Congratulations to them and all I can say is he'd better never forget their anniversary!
Hope everyone is enjoying the holiday. Enjoy yourselves responsibly, but by all means have fun!

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