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Friday, March 13, 2009

If you're like me, you're staying home for Spring Break this year. (I say that like I ever go anywhere for Spring Break.) BUT, that doesn't mean that you have to spend the days wishing it warmer (mid-70s just doesn't do it when the pool is still in the low 60s) and watching daytime TV.
**Note, all of the sites below are relatively local to Angleton/Houston. Except for the Bluebell Creamery, which is just seriously worth the trip for fresh Tin Roof Ice Cream.

George Ranch Historical Park
Where cattle and cotton are king!

Brazos Bend State Park
Alligators, trails, picnics…

George Observatory
Inspire the astronomer in you.

Kemah Boardwalk
Almost everything has reopened since Ike came through. More things opening and re-opening all month.

Bluebell Creameries
I shouldn’t have to explain why you should visit this one. You can also get the required pictures of children in bluebonnets as you travel 290.

Forbidden Gardens
Outdoor replica of some of China’s famous historic scenes, located in Katy.

Houston Museum District
I’ve always loved visiting museums—from the Museum of Natural Science to the Museum of Fine Arts. If I had kids, we’d play at the Children’s Museum all the time.

Bayou Wildlife Park
Over in Alvin, see the giraffes (my favorites!), llamas, rhinos, name it. From 35, turn on 517, like you’re heading to Dickinson.

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