Life has been quite colorful lately, at the museum, in fresh flowers, at restaurants…all over! I’ve been a bit busy writing, and I’ve got a new 30-day challenge under-way, and editing photos. Life is good…these long June days are my favorite!
While hanging around our hometown we visited old places and new. We seriously blew our food-budget for the month, but it was worth it! Cafe Brasil is an old neighborhood stand-by… especially this time of year when we can sit in the back courtyard and enjoy this perfect spring weather. Local (on Upper Kirby) was new for us and has a great vibe — fun atmosphere and the best part — within walking distance! After our zoo date — we decided to stick around the museum district and try some Southern Fare at Lucille’s. According to their website, Lucille’s is “progressive southern cooking refined by history”… and I think they’re right! Yum!
I’ve got a bit of an open house at the studio this weekend. It’s part of Preservation Houston’s Good Brick Awards tour. If you’re in the area and you’d like to see the studio in person come on over! Read more about the details over at SWWS.
First of all let me preface this by saying it had been over 15 years since I had been to the Houston Zoo. I wasn’t quite sure what my expectations should be. Secondly, I have really mixed emotions about zoos. The animals always seem so depressed… but that could also be because I tend to anthropomorphize everything. I know that a lot of conservation, preservation and care goes into the animals welfare, but it still tugs at my heart strings.
Shoving all that emotion into a deep pocket — it was so fun! It helped that we visited on the most amazing weather day ever (76 & sunny) and we went on a Tuesday prior to school being let out. We felt like we practically had the place to ourselves. It was so lovely strolling hand-in-hand, cool breeze in our hair, comforted by the familiarity of being married to someone for nearly 10 years — commence vomiting now! 🙂 We did get pretty googly-eyed when we saw any two animals
carrying on with the natural order of things by grooming one another snuggling.
Of course, to no one’s surprise, our favorites were the big cats. We were quite fortunate to hear the very vocal Jonathan. Did you know that a lion’s roar can be heard up to 5 miles away?! See the zoo is great if anything to help with fun facts that can be used at awkward dinner parties!
Clearly, I highly recommend giving the Houston Zoo a visit — but only on a non-crowded, spring day!