Posts Tagged ‘Travel and Tourism’

Snoopy’s Pier is a wonderful seafood restaurant right on North Padre Island and the Intracoastal Waterway since 1980. From what I have read they harvest their own seafood locally from the bays and Gulf waters. I love that Snoopy’s is an independent chain in the school of big fish corporate dominance. The sounds of sea birds, boats, and fresh air blowing my air added to the ambiance of relaxation. Conveniently located next door to Snoopy’s is Scoopy’s which offers Texas’s own Blue Bell ice cream and other sweet treats. For more information visit http://www.snoopyspier.com/

A few photos from my visit.

 

I had heard so much about Andy’s Country Kitchen being a Corpus Christi legend since 1958 that I had to try it for myself. I mean what other restaurant has a waitress that worked her way up to purchase and run it? Well, the verdict is out.  110% excellent! The service, the food, the atmosphere, all exceeded my expectations. The history on the back of the menu is another excellent part of Andy’s. I had the Andy’s breakfast which is pictured and they brought muffins out as a snack. Wow! This will definitely  be a stop for me every time I am in Corpus Christi. For more information visit their website here https://www.andyskitchen.com/

Down southwest of Houston, Texas about and hour and fifteen minutes away lies what I call the original Texas road stop. What I mean is it was around way before Buccee’s. It is Prasek’s Hillje Smokehouse and I have been stopping there for years before they even shipped their awesome smoked meats. No road trip to deep southwest Texas is complete without a stop to Prasek’s for Kolaches (Get them early before they run out), or a long time favorite Jalapeno Cheese Sausage bread. Did I mention the Klobase Sausage sandwich with sauerkraut? Oh, so much goodness in one spot. They even ship now for those who are not able to make it I highly recommend the beef jerky. For more information click here https://www.praseks.com/

Here are a few photos to give you and idea of this heavenly road stop.

The Texas State Aquarium located in Corpus Christi, Texas live up to it’s name. It is as big as Texas, well, not quite. The exhibits represent many areas of sea life. The purpose is not only to share these animals with us, but also to protect them which I love. I have visited many aquariums and I must say this one was really awesome. It allowed me the opportunity to have fun with my camera which I also love. I saw many new species I have not seen in other aquariums. Here are a few of my photos from this adventure. For more information on the Texas State Aquarium, visit this link https://www.texasstateaquarium.org/

 

In 1995, I was teaching elementary school, and my students came to me crying. “Mr. Moyer, Selena is dead!” At the time, I had no idea who Selena was, but soon learned she was the Queen of Tejano. I bought albums and listened to hear music, watched the Selena movie with J-Lo, talked briefly with her husband Chris Perez on his solo tour, and knew someday on my bucket list I would go to Corpus Christi to visit her museum, statue, and grave. It was a special moment to pay tribute to one of the best entertainers to ever grace the stage. She touched people of all nationalities and walks of life. Here are a few photos from my trip. If you are a fan or not, I encourage you to visit the museum and Corpus Christi. To learn more about the museum click here https://q-productions.com/

Seasons often change landscapes and plant life leaving the photographer many options year round. Today I made a trip to the Houston Arboretum to hike and photograph what I found to be beautiful. I hope you enjoy this collection of photos as much as I do. Thank you for viewing.

I have eaten so many Mexican dishes in my lifetime and I must say the food at Hugo’s Mexican Restaurant exceeded all my expectations. The service also exceeded my expectations. My group started with Chaupulines or Grasshopper tacos, and Queso Flameado which was cut and divided among four tortillas. We also had Cabrito/Goat, Barbacoa/Lamb, and Carnitas/Pork along with many great salsas and condiments. The Churros for dessert where amazing! Dulce the Leche and Chocolate! Oh, my! So awesome! For more information stop by their website here https://www.hugosrestaurant.net/

Here are a few photos from my trip. Thanks for reading and visiting my blog.

Peru Express Cafe in Houston, Texas offers some of the tastiest food I have eaten. It was my first experience with Peruvian food and I just loved all the dishes, especially the lightly-breaded seafood platter. The salsas were quiet different than what I am used to, but bursting with flavor. The prices are reasonable and the atmosphere casual, but best of all is the wonderful service. For more information on this restaurant visit http://www.perucafeexpress.com/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I have long loved Greek Food and Olympia Grill at Pier 21 fills that need when I am relaxing down on Galveston Island. The Greek Sampler offers a great selection at a reasonable price and best of all it is delicious. Pictured here is the Taste Of Olympia platter featuring hummus, tzatziki, falafel & dolma, Greek salad, spanakopita, gyro slices, pastitsio, moussaka & vegetables. Also pictured is a dessert platter sampler. The views are outstanding and one can often see the cruise ships leave the Port of Galveston and the clipper ship Elissa. For more information visit their website http://www.olympiagrill.com/

The Star Drug Store has been around for over 130 years serving Galveston Island residents. They have food, malts, shakes, and banana splits just like you would find in the 50’s. If you want nostalgia and a feeling that you have stepped back in time, or just a place to experience history, this is a must do on your bucket list.  Here are a few photos from my stop. For more information visit their website https://galvestonstardrug.com/