Feb 27, 2015

It's Rodeo Time!!!


It's exciting times around the city.  The Barbecue Cook-off started last night and will end this Saturday night.  This is definitely the biggest pre-party to the world's largest livestock show and rodeo.  More than 250 teams are competing in a traditional Texas cook-off.

Here is the concert line-up starting this Tuesday night.

Eric Church
Eric Church
March 3rd
Hunter Hayes
Hunter Hayes
March 4th
Miranda Lambert
Miranda Lambert
March 5th
John Legend
John Legend
March 6th
Alan Jackson
Alan Jackson
March 7th
Fall Out Boy
Fall Out Boy
March 8th
Justin Moore
Justin Moore
March 9th

Tim McGraw
Tim McGraw
March 10th

Brantley Gilbert
Brantley Gilbert
March 11th
Zac Brown Band
Zac Brown Band
March 12th
Pitbull
Pitbull
March 13th

Billy Currington
Billy Currington
March 14th
La Arrolladora Banda El Limón
La Arrolladora Banda El Limon
March 15th

La Maquinaria Nortena
La Maquinaria Nortena
March 15th
Dierks Bentley
Dierks Bentley
March 16th

Ariana Grande
Ariana Grande
March 17th

Florida Georgia Line
Florida Georgia Line
March 18th
Blake Shelton
Blake Shelton
March 19th

The Band Perry
The Band Perry
March 20th

Brad Paisley
Brad Paisley
March 21st
Luke Bryan
Luke Bryan
March 22nd
You can buy your tickets here.

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend doing the things you love with the people you love!!!

Take care and stay warm!!!

Debbie





























Feb 26, 2015

Bayou Wildlife Zoo


WARNING!!!
Lots of cute photos....both children and animals.

The best kept secret in the Houston area is the Bayou Wildlife Zoo.  It's like being on your own African Safari.  On a much smaller scale, of course.  The Bayou Wildlife Zoo is located between Dickinson and Alvin, TX.  





It is a completely natural setting where a variety of birds and exotic animals roam freely over 86 acres of natural habitat.  An experienced wildlife guide takes you through the property pointing out the various animals, where they are from and different characteristics about each one.




There are frequent stops to feed and take photos of the animals.


They currently have 500 animals and birds of 61 species from 19 countries.





There is a big dip in the road so the kids raise their arms like riding a roller coaster.

Looks like he got into some mud!





Funny story.  We were all watching some animals eat food from the girls on the opposite side of the tram, when all of a sudden we heard this really loud "whoa" from the hubby.  One of the animals had snuck up beside him and had its head right by his.  We all laughed so hard.  It was hilarious!!!  This was his first time there so he had no idea they would do that.  So funny!

He had a great time!






This is a great location to have birthday parties and family gatherings.


















Ostrich eggs






My favorite is the zebra.


So darn cute!



They have a petting zoo.





These deer roam freely on the grounds and are so friendly.


They try to eat the food that you bring in for parties.



The mama deer was cleaning her baby.
Minature horse

Mr. W had his first ride on a horse.




Bennett Wallaby Kangaroo - Australia

Mr. W's party was at 10 a.m. so doughnuts, snacks, milk, juice and water were served.




This was the scene on our way out of the park.



This ram was just outside the window of the truck.  I had to quickly put the window up so he would not put his head inside.



The Bayou Wildlife Zoo is a great place to have good family fun.


Rates

$20 - Adults (12 years and up)
$10 - Children (ages 2 thru 11)
(only 1 free child under 2 per 1 paying adult)
Includes Exotic Animal tram ride, Children's Barnyard, picnic area, pony ride and petting zoo.
Bucket of Food $2.50
No Credit Cards - Sales Tax Additional
No Refunds - Rain Check Only


Group Rates

You must have 15 or more people to get the group rate.
$7.00 per person Monday - Friday
$10.00 per person on Saturday & Sunday with a $50 deposit 2 weeks in advance
(age one year and above)
Groups that do not have a reservation are $12.00 per person
Includes Exotic Animal tram ride, partial bucket of food, Children's Barnyard, picnic area, pony ride and petting zoo.


Hours

March thru August 1:  10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
August thru February:  10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
(Hours subject to change)


I hope you enjoyed the photos of the beautiful animals (kids too!).  Leave me a message in the comment section if you have any questions.

Take care,

Debbie