Doing an Internet search for the Houston Aquarium I accidentally discovered the Interactive Aquarium. I was really looking for the big aquarium in downtown Houston, but discovered this one just a couple miles from home. It really provides opportunities to interact with the animals.
Our new local zoo is the Houston Zoo. We got discounted tickets because we are seniors now and we got credit for our Phoenix Zoo membership. Tickets have to be purchase online and are good only for a specific half hour entry window.
Our Phoenix visit included returning to the Desert Botanical Garden before our annual passes expire. We’ve been here a lot. Sometimes just to enjoy a walk, other times to immerse ourselves in the flora (and occasional fauna).
Our travels took us to Arizona (from our new base in Texas), where we have Lifetime Passes to Butterfly Wonderland in Scottsdale. Butterflies are frequent subjects for my photography. So here are some butterflies and more.
We visited the Texas Sealife Center, a rescue facility in Corpus Christi. They rescue marine life, tortoises, and birds.
After a four month hiatus I’m back on the road again. To Corpus Christi, Texas (Texas, our new home state). Padre Island National Seashore and the Texas State Aquarium were visited today.
I’m enthralled by the old forts along the Texas frontier. We’ve already toured Fort Stockton and Fort Lancaster. This trip we ventured far off the interstate to Fort Davis. This sprawling fort protected travelers and freight on the San Antonio…
On the way to Texas we stopped at the Amerind Museum in Dragoon, AZ. (It’s at the exit right before The Thing.) For being in the middle of nowhere, it was a great museum and art gallery. On our way to downtown Dragoon we passed Rattlesnake Ranch’s sculptures. And found a recycled roadrunner in Las Cruces.
I’ve been wanting a dashcam for a while now. I feel the need to capture the animals and crazy drivers. I ordered a $300 dashcam from Amazon then decided that was too much and returned it.
Vaccines: check. Bulk pack of masks: check. We’re ready to travel! I’ve been asked how I plan our trips. Here’s how.