Archive for April 18, 2013

I am not sure if tiger butterfly is the correct name, but it looks like tiger stripes, so that is what I am calling it.  I took this photo at the Cockrell Butterfly Center.


The BoardWalk Bullet is located in Kemah, Texas at the Kemah Boardwalk. With the closure of Astroworld, Houston’s only amusement park, it looked as if we would be a major metropolitan city without a roller coaster. Today, within 26 miles of downtown Houston, we have a wooden beast that is slightly bigger than the old Texas Cyclone at Astroworld. The bullet ratttles and rolls as it hits banked curves, steep drops, a camel back type hills. When looking at the coaster it looks as if there is not much to it, but the wooden beams hide much of the track. Once you are riding it quickly become obvious that you have entered a great coaster. For more information on the Kemah Boardwalk and the many restaurants, rides, and shops visit 

This great photo was taken by photographer Marc Mckinney.

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Houston has a restaurant that can make your feel as if your right home in Southern Louisiana Cajun Country. This restaurant is known as Ragin Cajun. Ragin Cajun serves some of the best po-boys, red beans and rice, boudin balls, gumbo, etouffe, jambalaya, crawfish, shrimp, blue crabs, and oysters on the half-shell around. The accordion’s sing out of the speakers as Cajun music is played.  The tables inside are linked together, so you get a community feel, and often find yourself talking to complete strangers. Unless your related to the Scrooge, your tongue should dance to the flavors of Ragin Cajun. For more information visit

Laissez les bons temps rouler!

Raw Oysters On The Half-Shell


Boiled Crawfish


Red Beans and Rice


Fried Shrimp Po-Boy


When it comes to Jewish food or N.Y. Style Deli, the only place in Houston I recommend is Kenny and Ziggy’s. You have two options, come really hungry, or take home left-overs for another day. The portions are huge and bursting with flavor! My personal favorites are Lox and Bagels, Corned Beef Hash, Cabbage Rolls, Chicken Matzo Soup, on any of the lovely sandwiches, especially the triple decker pictured below. If you still have room to eat after a great meal, you can try the foot long, about four inch wide, chocolate eclair. Let’s not forget the ten inch tall apple pie either. The deserts are magnificent. For more information check out their website at

Corned Beef Hash


Triple Decker Sandwich with Corned Beef, Pastrami, and Turkey


Chicken Matzo Ball Soup


Stuffed Cabbage


Ice cream truck in the park was taken at Herman Park Houston. The hot Houston summers bring a longing for sno cones and ice cream.


Thank heavens this was taken at the Houston Zoo, and this rattler was behind glass. He even looks mean! These snakes are so deadly, and if not deadly, they will leave scarring devastation. When in Texas tread lightly in the wild, and always be on the look out.