Category Archives: Adventure

August 08

JPMorgan Chase Tower Sky Lobby

Whether you have lived in Houston for 10 weeks or 10 years, the Sky Lobby at JPMorgan Chase Tower is a must-see for its spectacular view. The tower is located in the middle of downtown but, with 75 floors, dwarfs other buildings around it. While the majority of the space is used as offices, six […]

August 08

James Turrell Skyspace “Twilight Epiphany”

Six days a week, at sunrise and sunset, the James Turrell “Twilight Epiphany” Skyspace becomes awash in multicolored light that echoes the coming and passing light of the day. Seen from afar, it looks like a flying saucer landing in an open courtyard on the Rice University campus. During the day it feels foreign – […]

June 25

Brazos Bookstore

For 40 years, Brazos Bookstore has stood tall with their friendly, mom & pop personality against encroaching behemoths like Amazon. Brazos may be quaint, but this little brick and mortar book shop down Bissonnet speaks volumes about its locally owned presence in Houston. Upon walking in, the openness of the front room reflects the demeanor […]

July 30

Beer Can House

We have discussed a wide variety of artists throughout our numerous excursions, and today, we chose to check out the single masterpiece of John Milkovisch, a man who never considered himself an artist. In fact, during the 18 years that Milkovisch worked on his creation, he always seemed amazed by the number of people who […]

July 18

The Orange Show

The Orange Show Center for Visionary Art (OSCVA) is a non-profit organization in Houston whose mission is to preserve artistic environments and nourish artistic expressions – no matter how crazy, wacky or out-of-the-box it might be. And it all started with a man, a vision and a passion for nature’s most perfect fruit – the […]

Cactus Music

Musicians and music lovers, rejoice! There is still hope for humanity, and that hope is spelled C-A-C-T-U-S. Today it seems like everything is getting digitized, and there is no room left on Main Street for mom and pop shops. As a result, we love to find those special places that stand the test of time […]

June 27

Waugh Bridge Bat Colony

We checked out one of Houston’s more peculiar secrets, a bat colony that inhabits the underside of a bridge over Buffalo Bayou. Getting to these bats was an adventure in itself. We knew that the bridge was at the Waugh Drive and Allen Parkway intersection, so we parked at the top of Spotts Park and […]